The Panthers started this game right where they left off against Samson before Thanksgiving break, jumping out to an 11-1 start. After that, things started to turn south for the Panthers, the Bulldogs then went on a 44-4 run and lead the Panthers 45-15 at the Half. The Panthers were never able to recover the big Geneva County run, even though Geneva County only outplayed Geneva 23-20 in the second half. The Panthers were led by Junior Timothy McReynolds with 9 points, Damion Kemmerlin with 6 points, and Tyrese McIntyre with 5 points. The Bulldogs were led by standout football star Emmanuel Henderson with 21 points and J’Quan Broxson with 20 points. E-Man and J’Quan accounted for a combined 42 out of the Bulldogs 68 total points. The Panthers are back in action tonight against county rival Slocomb, and will start immediately following the girls conclusion. You can catch that action right here on www.genevapanthers.com. Go Panthers!
The Geneva Lady Panthers came into this county rivalry game against Geneva County with just 1 win on the season, that coming against St. James in the opening tournament of the season. The Lady Panthers came out strong on defense and hung with the hughly touted Lady Bulldogs for most of the first half. Offensively the Lady Panthers never could overcome the turnover issues that lingered throughout the game. The Lady Panthers finished the game with 21 turnovers, while losing 64-42. The Lady Panthers leading scorers were madison Johnson with 11, Tamarah Johnson with 10, and Melody Watson with 6. The Lady Bulldogs were led by Tennessee Lady Volunteer signee Karoline Striplin with 29 points. The Lady Panthers are back in action and looking to rebound against the Slocomb Lady Redtops tonight at 5:45. That game will be available to watch LIVE right here on www.genevapanthers.com. Go Panthers!
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.