Panthers suffer a tough loss from Pike County

The Geneva Panthers took on the Pike County Bulldogs on September, Friday the 13th.

Geneva High School VS Pike County Bulldogs
Geneva High School Panthers VS the Pike County Bulldogs

The ball game started of slow for both teams. Neither team could get anything going in the first quarter, as well as the second quarter. Until, with fifty-three seconds left in the half the Bulldogs finally threw a twenty-five yard pass that would be in for a touchdown, but the Panthers blocked the extra point. Geneva couldn’t score, so it allowed Pike County to have a 6-0 lead going into halftime.

Pike County received the ball to start the second half, but couldn’t get anything going. Still, the Panthers couldn’t get the ball in the end zone. Panthers drove down field and got inside the thirty but the Bulldogs intercepted one of Kahari McReyonld’s passes to give the ball back to them. The interception gave Pike County momentum to drive down field, with 2:40 left in the third, to punch it in for another Bulldog touchdown and succeeded in a two point conversion.

The Bulldogs go into the fourth quarter with a 14-0 lead over Geneva. The Panthers finally gain some momentum. With 7:16 left in the ball game, senior Dylan Creech finally finds the end zone to get the Panthers on the board.

Senior Dylan Creech puts Geneva High School on the scoreboard.
Dylan Creech scores to put Geneva on the board.

Freshman, Noah Johnson nails the extra point to now cut the lead to just one touchdown. Geneva continued to fight and was able to get the ball back. The Panthers were driving down field but turned the ball over on fourth down. Pike County would just kneel and run the clock out to give them the 14-7 victory over Geneva. Panthers will be playing the Opp Bobcats on September, 20 for Senior Night. Go Panthers!

Crews’ Corner, Episode 3

In this rousing episode of Crews’ Corner, Mr. Coach Crews sits down with Coach Floyd “Teddy” Graham, Defensive Coordinator for the Geneva Panthers.

Geneva Varsity Volleyball Downs the Dogs!

The Geneva volleyball team traveled to Andalusia on Thursday, September 12.

The Varsity Lady Panthers took the match to fivefull sets with the Lady Bulldogs. The scores were: 25-20, 21-25, 26-24, 19-25, and 15-11. The Lady Panthers won the first, third, and fifth set. Chloe Nance earned 16 assists, 14 kills, and 2 aces. Madison Johnson with 12 kills, 23 assists, and 2 aces. Daydee Holt with 3 aces, 2 kills, and 14 digs. Shelby Hammock with 4 kills, 1 ace, and 17 digs. Emma Griffin with 12 kills, 4 aces, and 17 digs. Pazley Lamb with 2 aces and 9 digs.
Their current record is 5-4.

The Lady Panthers will next play in the 2019 Enterprise Invitational tournament on Saturday, September 14. The first game starts at 9:30 am and will be livestreamed on the NFHS Network. Just click the Livestream link here on our website to watch!

JV Sweeps, Varsity Falls Short

The Geneva volleyball team hosted Straughn on Tuesday, September 10.

The JV Lady Panthers redeemed themselves tonight against Straughn. They won both sets 25-16 and 25-12.

The JV Lady Panthers defeat Straughn in two straight sets to take the best of 3 match.

Za’Liyah Kemmerlin earned five aces. RayAnna Ausley Warner earned two aces along with Kaitlyn Caraway.  Their current record holds at 3-3.

The Varsity Lady Panthers fought hard all 5 sets, winning the first two.  Unfortunately, the Straughn Tigers won the last 3 sets, defeating the Lady Panthers.  The scores of all sets are: 25-20, 25-19, 25-23, 25-21, and 15-11. Madison Johnson earned four aces, 10 kills, and 13 assists. Chloe Nance with 5 aces, 8 kills, and 16 assists. Daydee Holt with 5 kills, 3 aces, and 6 digs. Shelby Hammock with 4 aces, 2 aces, and 6 digs. Emma Griffin with 9 kills, 1 block, 1 ace, and 6 digs. Pazley Lamb with 2 aces, and 6 digs. Addyson Martin had 2 kills. Their current record is 4-4.

The next game will be in Andalusia on Thursday, September 12 at 4:00.

Volleyball: Beginning of Season Until Now

Geneva opened the season by going 2-2 at the Kingston Amelia Rhoades Tournamnet on August 24th. In pool play, the Panthers beat New Brockton 26-24, 26-24 and Zion Chapel 25-18, 25-22 and lost to Kinston 25-13, 25-18. They lost in the semifinals to Opp 25-18, 25-19.

Geneva improved to 4-2 on the season, downing Goshen on Monday, August 26th home 18-25, 27-29, 19-25, and Samson on Tuesday, August 27th on the road, 25-16, 25-18, 25-21.

Daydee Holt has five aces, five kills, and five digs, Chloe Nance had seven kills and five assists and Madison Johnson three aces, four kills and 12 assists. Emma Griffin had the team highs of nine kills and 10 digs. Addyson Martin and Shelby Hammock both had four kills and Hammock also had three digs. Pazley Lamb had three aces and Six digs and Camryn Sanders has two kills.

Since then, the Panthers are now 4-3 by losing to Houston Academy on September 5th in Dothan. Geneva’s rough day started from its opening serve, which went into the net. Two straight Panther hitting errors on kill attempts – one going long out of bounds, the other out of bounds on the side – gave HA a quick 3-0 lead. The Panthers closed to 12-7 off a couple of HA errors, but the Raiders ripped off 13 straight points to finish it out 25-7.

Daydee Holt’s serve

Houston Academy grabbed a quick 2-0 lead to start the second set with Nelson earning an ace on one of the points. The Raiders extended the margin to 5-1, but Geneva, in one of its better spurts on the day, came back to tie it at 6-6. An ace by Daydee Holt and a nicely placed two-hand touch shot to HA’s back end by Addyson Martin sparked Geneva.

Madison Johnson led Geneva with four assists and three kills and Chloe Nance had four kills and two assists. Emma Griffin had two kills and Holt had the lone ace. Houston Academy ended up winning in three sets, 25-7, 25-10, 25-9. 

The Panthers play Straughn next on Tuesday, September 10th at 4:00pm in Geneva.