Thanks to Mr. Derek at CottonsPrinting.com, PSN now has an online spirit store. It works like a normal school pre-order, where you pick out what you want now and the entire order is placed at once when the counter hits zero.
This lets him make them in bulk instead of one at a time and keeps his costs down, which in turn keeps our costs down, and thus keeps YOUR cost down as well! Yeah! It’s a win-win! Well…a win-win-win I guess, but anyway, you get the idea.
We have long and short sleeved t-shirts, hoodies, sweatshirts, and we now have caps as well! We think they are all reasonably priced and are the perfect way for you to show your awesome support for PSN! And remember, no matter how big your head is, there is a cap to fit you! And if you’re like Coach Crews and like to wear a smedium, well we can probably get one of those as well.
The Geneva Panthers traveled to Slocomb on Friday Night.
The Panthers would receive to start off the ball game and it would be to their advantage. Geneva would work their way down field to get on Slocomb’s side of the field. Finally, Kahari McReynold’s would take the handoff and take it into the end-zone to give the Panthers an early 6-0 lead. Two-point conversion was no good. Slocomb would not worry though, Redtops would receive the ball and start their drive. Slocomb’s Jaylen Nobles, would take the handoff and shed off a variety of Panthers to take it 51 yards for a Redtop touchdown. Redtops would kick the extra point to give them a 7-6 lead with 6:51 left in the first quarter. Geneva would not be able to make anything happen after being stopped by the Redtops. Slocomb would continue what they had started and would hand it off to Jaylen Nobles for a 49 yard touchdown. Redtops would go into the second quarter with a 14-6 lead.
Geneva was still unable to get some momentum going in the second quarter. Slocomb would continue taking advantage of their stops and would drive all the way down to the Panthers 20 yard line. Redtops was about to punch it in once again but Geneva was able to cause a fumble and Dylan Creech would recover the ball and take it 80 yards for an 80 yard fumble return. Panthers would get the two-point conversion and tie the ball game up 14-14. The return would fire up the Panthers, and allow them to gain momentum. Geneva forced Slocomb to punt and would continue with their momentum. Geneva drove down field to get on the Redtops side and then would do some “trickeration”. Kahari McReynolds would show off his arm by coming in motion to fake the jet sweep run and throw it 40 yards to, little brother, Timothy McReynolds for a touchdown. Two point conversion would be no good which would have Geneva with a 20-14 lead going into half.
The third quarter was scoreless.
The fourth quarter was almost the same until with 3:00 minutes left in the ball game the excitement started to happen! Slocomb drove down field trying to get into the end-zone with time going down. Redtop’s Brayden Whitaker would connect with Tanner Berry for a 53 yard touchdown pass, extra point would be good. Geneva was not stopping, below 3:00 minutes, the amazing drive would happen. The Panthers would manage the clock and try to get into the end zone but penalties would give them trouble, BUT the Redtops would be called for a pass interference to give Geneva an automatic first down with 26 seconds left. Kahari McReynolds would be put in at quarterback to call his own number and follow his blockers to get into the endzone!!! Geneva would get the two point conversion to make it a seven point lead over Slocomb. Slocomb would try to throw a hail mary with 9.6s left but Geneva would knock it down to give them a 28-21 win over the Redtops.
Geneva would clinch a spot in the playoffs after the huge win over Slocomb!!!
The Panthers will travel to Wicksburg on Oct. 25 for a battle of the Panthers. If you will not be able to make it, make sure to tune in! As always,
The Panthers took on Houston Academy for Homecoming. Geneva would elect to receive the ball to start off the game, but could not get anything started early. Houston Academy would get the ball after causing a turnover on downs. The Raiders would take advantage of it and drive down field to punch it in for an early 7-0 lead over the Panthers. Later in the quarter Damion Kemmerlin would call his own number and would take it to the house. Geneva would get the two point conversion and go into the second quarter with an 8-6 lead.
Nothing was rolling for either team at the beginning of the second quarter. Until, with 5:50 left in the half Houston Academy’s quarterback would call his own number and run it in for a touchdown. Raiders would go for two, but was stopped by the Panthers. Geneva did not quit, Kahari McReynolds would receive the hand-off and would take it 78 yards for a Geneva touchdown. Two point conversion was no good. The Raiders were not finished, with 1:48 left in the half Houston Academy would drive down field and their quarterback would call his own number once again and would get into the end-zone to gain back the lead. Houston Academy went into half with a 20-14 lead over Geneva.
Houston Academy would receive the ball to start the third quarter and it would be all their’s. After a five minute drive, the Raiders would finally be able to punch it in to increase their lead over the Panthers. Geneva tried to get momentum going after being down 27-14 but the Raiders were all over them.
DO NOT GIVE UP ON THE PANTHERS YET!
Geneva would finally get fired up and get the momentum switched to their side. The fourth quarter would be all in the Panthers hands. Damion Kemmerlin would hit Kahari McReynolds not once but twice in the fourth quarter for two throwing touchdowns. Geneva would take a 28-27 lead after trying to go for two after both touchdowns but would be held short. Kahari McReynolds also had a quarterback keep for a touchdown to increase the Panthers lead to 34-27. It was not just an offensive show. Geneva’s defense had a huge part in the fourth quarter comeback as well. Dylan Creech had huge stops for the Panthers with three hits to cause some major loss of yards for the Raiders and had a key strip that Justin Russ would recover to put it back into the Panther’s offensive hands.
Geneva would come out with a 34-27 Homecoming win over Houston Academy after a huge fourth quarter comeback. The Panthers will be in Slocomb next Friday, Oct. 18 taking on the Redtops. If you will not be able to make it make sure to tune in! As always,
On Monday, October 7, the Geneva Lady Panthers host another tri-match this season against Houston Academy and Opp.
Houston Academy led the majority of the match, winning 25-16, 25-9 and 25-14. In addition to earning the 17 aces, the strong, hard serving forced numerous weak Geneva dig efforts, resulting in the Panthers not being able to set up its attacks. Camryn Sanders had two aces, one assist, one kill and two digs. Chloe Nance with five assists, four kills, and one block. Emma Griffin with one assist, three kills, one block and one dig. Pazley Lamb with three assists and two digs. Shelby Hammock with three kills and Addyson Martin with one assist.
Opp vs. Geneva
Opp defeated Geneva 25-17, 20-25, 15-12.
For Geneva, Chloe Nance had seven kills, six assists and two digs and Pazley Lamb had three aces and eight digs. Camryn Sanders had five assists and two digs, Shelby Hammock five kills and Daydee Holt three aces, two kills and two digs. Emma Griffin had three kills and four digs and Addyson Martin had two digs.
Their record is now 18-12. The Lady Panthers next travels to Straughn for a tri match which includes Geneva, Straughn and Goshen. The Lady Panthers first played Goshen then Straughn.
And the Panther Sports Network was there to bring it to you live and in your face! But, if you weren’t able to watch the PSN live-stream of the concert, have no fear! You can still experience it on our NFHS page. Just click here.
Pygmies, hailing from all over the southeast and known for their high-energy
rock show performances, are also an instrumental (pardon the pun!) part of an
awesome school outreach program called Reach and Teach.
What is Reach and teach you ask? Well nothing can say it better than their own website:
“Reach and Teach is an educational program that allows students to plan, promote and execute a concert, giving them hands on experience, which not only teaches content knowledge but also employability skills such as teamwork, communication and problem solving. Complete with all lesson plans and resources, Reach and Teach is geared toward career and technical education, specifically business and marketing, and implemented into the daily classroom activities.”
Through the Reach and Teach program, the marketing and business students and FBLA officers of Geneva High School had an opportunity to learn all aspects of planning and executing this rock show, from garnering sponsors, to designing tickets and merchandise, to assembling the stage. They also could learn about other tangential aspects of organizing productions such as this by doing the backstage catering for the band members and VIP ticket holders, organizing a meet and greet for the show sponsors, and also doing required post production analysis of the success or failure of each part of the endeavor.
Though the Reach and Teach program is designed to target all students, it is especially geared to reaching the unique and artistic students that might otherwise not be engaged in normal classroom activities, and gives them an opportunity to use and explore their creative talents that might not be available in a “normal” classroom setting. Music is an artistic endeavor, and producing a full blown rock show gives these students all sorts of opportunities to be creative, from ticket design, t-shirt and merchandise design, set design, etc. All hands on and real world opportunity and experience.