Geneva’s Successful Season Comes to An End

Geneva traveled to Mobile on Friday night to take on the Mobile Christian Leopards for the first round of the playoffs.

Captains for Geneva: Clayton Hall #62, Kahari McReynolds #1, and Dylan Creech #3

To start off the game Geneva won the coin toss and would elect to kick, which would allow Mobile Christian to receive. The first quarter would be all Leopards. After receiving the kickoff, Mobile would only take one minute off the clock before they would throw a screen to the left side and would take it into the end-zone for a touchdown. Extra point would be good. Geneva would try to answer back after receiving the following kick and try to get some momentum built on offense but Mobile Christian would stop the Panthers and would get the ball back. The Leopards would line up on offense and with 5:38 left in the first quarter Mobile Christian would run it in for a 3 yard touchdown. Mobile Christian would score one more time in the first quarter making it 21-0 going into the second quarter.

Kahari McReynolds taking it to the endzone

Most of the second quarter would be quite until with 3:02 left in the half the Leopards would take the hand-off and run it in to increase their lead to 28-0 over Geneva. Below 2 minutes Geneva would finally be able to get on board after Kahari McReynolds would take it 66 yards for a touchdown. 2 point conversion would be no good. Geneva would kick off after the touchdown and Mobile Christian would run it back for a kick return giving them a 35-6 lead over Geneva going into the half.

Dylan Creech bouncing to the outside to get into the end-zone

The Panthers would receive the ball to start the second half but could not get anything going. Mobile Christian would get the ball back and would get the hand-off to get into the end-zone to increase their lead to 42-6. Geneva would start to get some momentum built up and Dylan Creech would take the hand-off, shed off a couple of Leopards, and would get into the end-zone for a touchdown. Damion Kemmerlin would call his own number and would be able to get the 2 point conversion. Mobile Christian would go into the fourth quarter with a 42-14 lead over Geneva.

Damion Kemmerlin calling his own number

The Panthers momentum would carry into the fourth quarter. After stopping the Leopards on downs, Geneva would drive down field to get on the Leopards’ side of the field. Damion Kemmerlin would then call his own number and would run it in for a touchdown with 10:44 left in the game. 2 point conversion would be no good. Mobile Christian would later answer back with a touchdown to make it 49-20 with 7:22 left on the clock. Geneva would not quit, with 4:40 left in the game, Dylan Creech would take the hand-off and run it in for another touchdown. 2 point would be good. The Panthers went for an onside kick and would recover! Geneva kept fighting. Damion Kemmerlin would drop back to pass with 2:02 left on the clock and would throw it up in the end-zone and Kahari McReynolds would leap to catch it and would make sure to keep one foot in to make it another touchdown for Geneva. 2 point conversion would be good. Once again, Geneva would try the onside kick but this time the Leopards would recover and run the time out. Mobile Christian defeated Geneva 49-36 to advance to the second round of the playoffs.

Geneva’s season would come to an end after having an 8-2 regular season record and making it to the first round of the playoffs.

PSN is very proud of this team and what they have accomplished.

As always…… GO PANTHERS!

Battle of the Panthers

Geneva traveled to Wicksburg on Friday night in a Battle of the Panthers.

Wicksburg would receive the ball to start off the ball game and would take advantage. Wicksburg took their time driving down field. The Wicksburg Panthers took off six minutes from the clock before Wicksburg’s quarterback called his own number and punched it in for a touchdown. The Wicksburg Panthers would kick the extra point to make it 7-0 with six minutes left in the first quarter. Geneva would try to answer back in the first but would not be able to because of time running out.

Although time ran out in the first, this does not mean the Geneva Panthers would just stop. Geneva would continue where they left off in the first quarter. After driving down field in the first and finally getting into the red-zone, Kahari McReynolds would call his own number and take it into the end-zone to get Geneva on board with 11:00 minutes left in the second quarter. Two point conversion would be no good.

Wicksburg would answer back, once again they were controlling the clock while going downfield, the Wicksburg Panthers hand the ball off and get in on a 2-yard touchdown. Extra point would be no good. With 5:05 left in the half the Geneva Panthers would try to get into the end-zone, but would be stopped short. Wicksburg went into half with a 13-6 lead over Geneva.

Geneva would receive the ball to start off the second half. On the first play of the third quarter Kahari McReynolds would take the hand-off and take it to the house for an early third quarter touchdown. Two point conversion would be no good. Geneva cut Wicksburg’s lead down to one, 13-12. Geneva stopped Wicksburg and would get the ball back. The Geneva Panthers would continue with their momentum they had built and would drive down field. Damion Kemmerlin would connect with Kahari McReynolds, on a bubble pass to the right side, and McReynolds would take it in to finally give Geneva the lead. Two point conversion would be good. Geneva would have a 20-13 lead over Wicksburg but Wicksburg would not quit. With 1:59 left in the third quarter Wicksburg would find a hole and punch it in for a touchdown. Two point conversion would be good and Wicksburg would go into the fourth quarter with a 21-20 lead over Geneva.

Preston hauls in the ball for a 38 yard TD pass. Photo courtesy of Melanie Garner.

Geneva would start the fourth quarter off well. After driving down field, Damion Kemmerlin would connect with Preston Garner for a 38 yard touchdown pass, but the two point conversion would be no good. After the touchdown pass, Geneva had a 26-21 lead over Wicksburg. Wicksburg would do their normal time control and get down into the red-zone. The Wicksburg Panthers would go for a fourth down after a couple nice plays by Geneva, but WOULD BE STOPPED! Geneva would get the ball back after the huge fourth down stop by the Geneva Panther’s fighting defense. Geneva would hand the ball off a couple times to run the clock out. After a couple of hand-offs, time would finally go out. Geneva defeats Wicksburg 26-21.

Final score 25-21, and Geneva is off to the playoffs! And this is another shamelessly stolen Melanie Garner photo!

After the huge win over Wicksburg, Geneva has clinched a spot in the PLAYOFFS!!!

Before playoffs, Geneva will travel on Nov. 1 to take on Calhoun.

Sadly, PSN will not be attending.

As always,

GO PANTHERS!

Exciting Win For the Panthers in Redtop Country

The Geneva Panthers traveled to Slocomb on Friday Night.

Kahari McReynolds celebrating after his early Touchdown

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.

Dylan Creech taking it to end zone after the fumble recover

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.

Panthers discussing their game plan

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,

GO PANTHERS!

Homecoming Win In the G

It was Homecoming in Geneva on Friday night.

2019 Homecoming Queen Chloe Nance being escorted by her father
Damion Kemmerlin and Timothy McReynolds celebrating after Damion’s touchdown

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!

Kahari going to receive one of Damion’s touchdown throws

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.

One of Dylan Creech’s key hits

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,

GO PANTHERS!

Panthers Take Down the Tigers

The Samson Tigers hosted the Geneva Panthers on Friday night.

To start off the game the Panthers elected to kick, so they will be receiving the ball to start the second half. The Tigers were able to gain yardage after the return and was able to continue gaining yardage by Senior Trad Jenkins. Jenkins getting hand-offs and gaining first downs after every carry was able to get the Tigers inside the red-zone, and then finally was able to punch it in to give Samson an early touchdown. Samson was able to stop the Panthers and was able to drive down field, once again. Hayden Mccoy called his own number and was about to be in the end-zone until Kahari McReynolds was able to strip the ball and take it 98 yards for a Panthers touchdown. Two point conversion was no good.

Kahari Runs Down the field after the strip and gets a TD
Dylan runs toward the endzone for a TD

The Tigers had a 7-6 lead over the Panthers to start the second quarter. Geneva was able to stop the Tigers and drive down field. Damion Kemmerlin dropped back to pass and hit Kahari McReynolds for a touchdown. Panthers weren’t able to get the two point conversion. Samson, after a Geneva turnover, was able to give Trad Jenkins the ball and drove it in for a Tiger touchdown with 4:00 left in the half. Samson gained the 13-12 lead but Dylan Creech took the handoff and took it in for a Panthers touchdown with 1:20 left in the half. Two point conversion was good. Geneva went into halftime with a 20-13 lead over Samson.

Justin Russ catches the ball and runs into the endzone for a TD

Geneva received the ball to start the third quarter but wasn’t able to get anything going. Until, with 7:45 left in the third, Damion Kemmerlin found Justin Russ on a 25 yard touchdown pass. Dylan Creech was able to take it in for the two point conversion. Then, with 1:55 Hayden Mccoy was able to keep it and dive in for a 1 yard touchdown.

Geneva went into the fourth quarter with a 28-20 lead over Samson, but the Panthers weren’t done scoring. Kahari McReynolds, in wildcat formation, was able to keep it and punch it in for a touchdown with 8:00 minutes left in the fourth. Kahari wasn’t finished, after intercepting Mccoy’s pass and getting brought down at Geneva’s one yard line, took it 99 yards for another Panthers touchdown. Before time ran out the Tigers were able to get one more touchdown. Two point conversion was good, but wasn’t enough to give them the win over Geneva. Final score was Geneva 40-28 over Samson. The Panthers will be on the road again on Oct. 4, taking on Straughn.

Kahari runs down the field and gets pass the last couple of tigers and gets a 99yd TD

GO PANTHERS!