It was not even close at Hugh Owen Memorial Stadium Friday night between Ashford and Geneva. Geneva struck early and often through the air with TD receptions by Timothy McReynolds and Avery Perry. Noah Johnson added two scores on the ground and Logan Adams added a rushing TD late in the 4th. With the win Geneva improves to 2-1 in 4A Region 2 play. Geneva will travel to Hartford, AL Friday to duel with Coach Stripland and his undefeated squad led by nationally ranked RB Emmanuel Henderson.
Questionable late penalty derails the Panthers comeback at Warrior Stadium Friday night. The Panthers led 14-0 into the third quarter when an injury hampered the Panthers offensively and defensively. The Warriors hung 26 unanswered on the Panthers to set up a dramatic finish. With under two minutes to go Geneva recovered a fumble inside their own ten yard line. The next play for Geneva saw Timothy McReynolds haul in a 40 yard pass that was negated by an illegal man down field penalty. The Panthers would fall 28-22 to a tough Dale County squad. Geneva is back in action this Friday night at 7 PM at Hugh Owen Memorial Stadium in Geneva with another 4A R2 matchup with the Yellow Jackets of Ashford, Tune in to PSN by getting a subscription through NFHS on our website. Go Panthers!
From 1999-2001 Geneva and Dale County had some monumental battles as the two teams dominated high school football in Southeast Alabama. From 1999-2001 the Warriors and Panthers played 3 times with all the contests decided by a total of 20 points ( 12-0 Geneva, 7-6 Geneva, 34-27 Dale County).
During this period, Geneva had a 33 game regular season win streak snapped by Dale County by a score of 34-27 at Hugh Owen Memorial Stadium, and 1998-2001 were dynasty type years for the Panthers. The Panthers put together a record of 44-6 over the span.
Dale County was also making deep runs as well compiling a few 9 win seasons in which the Panthers gave them their only regular season loss and a 12 win season that included their streak ending win over the Panthers. Dale County lost to Madison Academy in the 2014 state championship game 70-34. With these two teams being back in the same region Friday night’s battle at Warrior Stadium is sure to be a classic.
Geneva (2-1,1-0) grabbed a huge 4A Region 2 victory over Booker T. Washington Friday night at Hugh Owen Memorial Stadium. The Panthers struck first with a powerful drive down field that ended in a Preston Garner receiving TD thanks to the arm of Damion Kemmerlin. The Panther defense would follow with a goal line stand on 4th and goal to give the ball back to the Panther offense. Geneva never looked back and dominated throughout. Seniors for the band, cheer squad and football team were honored before the game and it was awesome to give them a victory on their special night. PSN member Kevin Zheng was also recognized for his achievements and dedication to PSN. We love you and are proud of ALL of our seniors at GHS. GHS ALL HAIL!
Geneva opens up 4A-Region 2 play against Booker T. Washington tonight at Hugh Owen Memorial Stadium. The Panther defense was on their heels in the Week 0 match-up where Opp dropped 67 on the Panthers.
But in the next game, the boys rallied from 19 down in the second half to take a huge win over a talented Slocomb team 48-41. The Panthers (1-1, 0-0) are excited to take on Booker T. Washington for the first time in these two schools’ history.
The Eagles (0-1,0-0) have only won 2 games in the last two seasons so the Panthers will see if they can get out of the gate in region play with a big win tonight. It is also Senior Night for the Panthers. Please come out to Hugh Owen Memorial Stadium and support our Senior Band, Cheer, and Football members. If you cannot make it out to the game tune in to PSN at 6:30 PM via the NFHS Network where we will have live coverage of Senior Night and the first Region 2 match-up of the 2020 season.
GHS ALL HAIL!