Landon Football 42 Paul VI 13

For the second week in a row, the Bears faced a team named the Panthers and for consecutive weeks the Landon D held the opposing offense to 0 touchdowns. Behind a withering running game (399 yards), the home team put up six touchdowns on the way to a 42-13 win.

The home team benefited from an all school charge of the Bear brigade over the BAC hill. That enthusiasm continued with good cheers and even better signing/dancing to DJ and injured football player Ian Dabney.

Paul VI runs a winged-T offense very much like the home team’s. It ran the ball mostly through the middle with team blocking. Its first drive went 60 yards on 11 plays, but the Bears D stiffened to stop the Panthers. The visitors were first on the scoreboard with a 32 yard field goal @ 7:19. Panthers 3 Bears 0

Landon fell on a squib kick and started at its own 34 yard line. Runs by Colton Rupp, Josh Hunter, Johari Johnson and Robbie Adkins moved the ball down the field in 7 plays with Colton punching in from the 3 yard line @ 4:31. The PAT was performed by LS Peter Millspaugh ,holder Griffin Brown and kick by Cameron Drooz. Bears 7 Panthers 3

 The Brown clad (their new UnderArmour gear) defense were prepared for their opponents’ offense and forced a 3 and out. ( D = Koko Avedisian, Joe Gagnon, Jimmy Killen, Kolby Williams, Keith Simms, Conor Price, Paul Padalino, Johari, Brian Menendez, Tommy Crittenberger; later Robel Dereje, Zach Zulauf, Derek Hankim, Mark Ebo, Joey Epstein, Andrew Fowler, Will Lincoln, Jake Wright, Ryan Pride, Brian MacLaury).

First and ten at the Landon 44 and again the home team’s running game was lethal, 6 plays and 56 yards with runs by Colton (3 for 46 yards) and Josh (2 for 16 and the TD) @ 0:14.5. The PAT team of  Griffin and Cameron was successful again to make it Bears 14 Panthers 3

The Panthers’ Colton, last name Davis, their running back, corner back, punter and kick returner received the Cameron kick-off at the PVI 1 yard(that’s one) line and ran 99 yards to score @0:00.5. The visitors’ kicker nailed the PAT to make it Panthers 10 Bears 14

END OF 1ST Quarter Bears 14 Panthers 10

Undaunted, the Landon O mounted at 8 play, 64 yard drive to score again. This was a combination of Johari (1 for 15), Josh (2 for 20), Johari (1 for 14) and Colton (3 for 18 and a TD) @ 9:14. A key play in this series was a downfield fumble recovery by Trent Whalen; without his following down the field, possession might have been lost. The Jack to Griffin to Cameron combination converted the PAT to make it Bears 21 Panthers 10

Another defensive stand resulted in a 3-and-out, aided by a TFL sack by Kolby Williams and Jimmy Killen moving PVI back 11 yards in one play. The Panther punt only moved the line of scrimmage 44 yards from another Bear score 6:57until half. Six runs moved the ball for another TD. The movement included runs by Robbie (1 for 15), Ryan Pride (1 for 8) and Josh (3 for 25 plus the TD) @5:04. The PAT team converted to make it Bears 28 Panthers 10

The Panthers again moved the ball (11 plays for 62 yards on the ground, the one pass was knocked down by Tommy Crittenberger), but stalled. A 32 yard FG made it Panthers 13 Bears 28 @ 1:08

The Bears got the ball with less than a minute did not score on this possession for the first time in the half.


The home team received the 2nd half kick-off and again controlled the ground (aided by the excellent blocking by –Tom Evans, Joey Tabb, Paul Millspaugh, Trent, Steven Gee, Kolby Williams and Keith Simms through 3 quarters; then Grant Hani, Anthony Harris, George Shalloway, John Slowinski, Eric Shalloway, Mark Ebo). Ten plays (including one incomplete pass) moved the ball 71 yards. The runs were by Johari (2 for 4), Colton (3 for 46), Josh (2 for 9) and Robbie (2 for 5 and a TD) @ 7:59. PAT connected to make it BEARS 35 PANTHERS 13

The visitors’ made a 1st down only to be sacked by Keith Simms and Conor Price (Keith on the way to the QB shoved the Panther blocker into the erstwhile passer and then joined his teammate of a TFL) and then the Panthers fumbled with Zach Zulauf recovering.

The next Bear drive included some new players (like QB Griffin) and some linemen. Ten plays brought the clock into the 4th Q. The big play was an inside reverse by Johari, who flew 35 yards for a TD @ 11:51 of the last quarter [unlike two previous long runs (vs. BL and Palotti; both about 60 yards, this one did not include a mysterious flag). The PAT kick split the uprights.



The Panther’s troubles on offense continued; six plays resulted in a fumble (did not see who recovered). The Bears ate up two minutes on their next possession. The visitors had major problems with the Landon D. First Robel and Derek crushed the PVI QB and on the next play Robel and Mark Ebo met in the backfield to bring down the visiting passer. The last play, bringing the clock to 0:00, was an incomplete pass.

A very good game by both the Landon O and D.



NEXT WEEK St. PAUL’s 9/26 @ 4:30pm

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