Geneva Basketball Preview

The Geneva Varsity Boys and Girls Teams have been preparing for the season. The Geneva Varsity Boys start their season home in the annual Thanksgiving Tournament hosted by Geneva on November 16th, 19th, and 20th. The Lady Panthers will begin their season in Montgomery in a tournament hosted by St. James on November 8th and 9th. The Girls and Boys teams will follow with Providence at home on November 27th, Rehobeth at home on November 29th, and at Geneva County on November 30th to wrap up November.

Geneva vs Calhoun

Geneva faced off against Calhoun to end the year. Kahari McReynolds led the team in rushing yards on just 4 carries with 78 yards, 2 rushing Touchdowns. Mason Coskrey added 42 yards on just 5 carries, 2 rushing Touchdowns, 12 passing yards, 4 tackles, and 2 pass deflections. Dylan Creech had 28 yards, 1 Touchdown, 4 tackles, and an interception. Geneva ended the season with a win over Calhoun 49-12.

Senior Night vs Wicksburg

There were a lot of tears before the game as Geneva set to face off against Wicksburg for Senior Night. Geneva got down big in this game and fought from behind the entire game. Senior Mason Coskrey scored all 3 Touchdowns for the Panthers with 45 rushing yards, 167 passing yards, and 12 tackles. Timothy McReynolds led in receiving yards with 149 while adding in 3 tackles defense. Dylan Creech wasn’t able to get going on the ground but added 47 passing yards along with his team high 17 tackles. Wicksburg came out victorious, ruining Geneva Senior Night 42-21.

Homecoming vs Slocomb

Homecoming in Geneva is like no other, many alumni that have moved off come back for Homecoming and week long festivities. The Assembly is on Friday morning followed by the parade after lunch and and finally the game on Friday. On Homecoming it’s usually standing room only on the home side. This year Geneva played host to rival Slocomb. Geneva and Slocomb went back and forth in an offensive battle throughout the entire game. Slocomb pulled through winning the game 63-56. Senior QB Mason Coskrey led with 92 rushing yards, 4 rushing Touchdowns, 160 passing yards and 7 tackles. Kahari McReynolds added 207 rushing yards, 2 rushing Touchdowns, 56 passing yards, 78 receiving yards, and 5 tackles. Dylan Creech had 90 rushing yards, 2 rushing Touchdowns, 64 receiving yards, and 6 tackles. Although Geneva failed to win this game, it was a close, high-scoring game that was very fun to watch.

Geneva vs Straughn

Geneva hosted Straughn for a 3A Area 3 match-up this week in Hugh Owen Memorial Stadium. The Panthers came into this game with a record of 3-2 and 1-2 in the area. Meanwhile the Tigers of Straughn came in at 1-5 and 1-2 in the area. Geneva got off to a slow start while Straughn drove 80 yards on the first drive to score. Geneva didn’t get much going offensively the whole night as they only scored 14. Geneva lost this game 27-14 to become 3-3 overall and 1-3 in the area. Mason Coskrey led the Panther defense this week with 17 total tackles, 2 tackles for loss, and 2 sacks. Coskrey added 99 yards through the air on offense and a rushing touchdown with 13 rushing yards. Kahari McReynolds led the Panther offense with a 53 yard rushing touchdown in the Second Quarter and 44 receiving yards. Dylan Creech added 8 carries for 15 yards, 2 catches for 31 yards, 12 tackles, a fumble recovery, and an interception. Geneva will travel to Dothan next Friday night to play a hot Houston Academy team. The remaining four games for the Panthers will be @Houston Academy, vs Slocomb (Homecoming), Wicksburg (Senior Night), and vs Calhoun. The loss Friday night will make the remaining four games very critical for Geneva’s fate of making the playoffs. Next Friday night, come support Geneva @ HA or tune into www.genevapanthers.com to watch live.

GMS Football

The Geneva Middle School football team won their first round match-up with Headland on Tuesday night in Hugh Owen Memorial Stadium by a score of 28-18. Geneva will advance to their second straight league Championship game in 2 weeks, and will play the winner of Opp and DA Smith. They will face off next Tuesday, October 9th. If Opp wins Geneva will face them on October 16th in Geneva. If DA Smith wins Geneva will travel to Ozark on October 16th to play DA Smith.

New PSN T-shirts

The Panther Sports Network is now selling gray PSN shirts with gold writing and pink PSN shirts with black letters. These shirts are being sold for $10 a piece and you can buy them from Michael Crews, Landon Adams, or from the football game on Friday night. We are also purchasing additional pink PSN shirts for the October 26 Breast Cancer Awareness night against Wicksburg.

Volleyball Senior Night

The Geneva Varsity Volleyball team came in on a roll for their tri-match on Tuesday afternoon against Straughn and Dale County. Dale County and Straughn played the first game followed by the Geneva Senior Night festivities. The Panther Seniors are Anslee Finch, Meagan Smith, Peyton Walker, and Jaylee Stough. Geneva then beat Straughn and Dale County after the senior festivities. The Area Tournament will be played on October 22 and October 23, and will be live-streamed on genevapanthers.com for those who will not be able to make it.

Geneva vs Samson

The Geneva Panthers played host to County Rival Samson Friday night in Hugh Owen Memorial Stadium. Geneva got off to a slow start, and played a defensive game with the Tigers in this one. The Panthers were led by Junior Linebacker Dylan Creech on defense who finished with 13 tackles, 2 tackles for loss, and 2 sacks. Creech also added 59 yards on the ground and 30 yards receiving and a receiving touchdown. Geneva and Samson remained tied until the 3rd quarter before Kahari McReynolds scored from 4 yards out. Mason Coskrey then threw the 2-pt conversion to McReynolds to put Geneva on top 8-0. The score remained that way until Coskrey connected with Creech for a 20 yard score. Coskrey then converted the 2-pt conversion on the ground to extend the lead to 16-0. Kahari McReynolds finished with 72 rushing yards and 31 receiving yards on offense and added 5 tackles on defense. Coskrey ended with 90 yards rushing and 61 yards through the air with 6 tackles. Geneva was able to pull out a tough, hard fought game against County Rival Samson tonight, despite the Tigers strong effort. Next game will be next Friday against the Straughn Tigers at home as the Panthers look to go 2-2 in area play.

Geneva @ Opp Football Area Matchup

On Friday night, Geneva traveled to Opp to face off against the Bobcats in an Area 3 3A matchup. Geneva came into the game at 1-2 with a win against Geneva County and losses to area teams Providence and Pike County. Opp came into this game winless with losses to Elba, Straughn, and Houston Academy. The Panthers started off strong driving straight down the field as Kahari McReynolds capped the drive off with a 12 yard touchdown score. Following the score Dylan Creech recovered the onside kick at the 48 yard line. The next play, Senior Quarterback, Mason Coskrey, launched a pass to wide open Hunter Webster for a 48 yard score.  Kahari McReynolds had 5 touchdowns in the first half, 3 receiving, 1 rushing, and 1 pick 6. McReynolds finished the game with 61 rushing yards and 1 TD, 116 receiving yards and 3 TDs, an Int for 44 yards and a TD,  a fumble recovery for 36 yards, and 5 tackles. Mason Coskrey ended with 72 yards rushing, 161 passing yards and 3 TD followed by 5 tackles on defense. Geneva beat Opp 49 – 33 after Opps second half surge. Geneva will face off against county rival Samson next week in Geneva @7:00. If you can’t make the game, tune in on www.genevapanthers.com to watch live. Go Panthers!