[complete_gallery id=”89419″ class=”alignnone” ]Friday, October 30, 2015
Lawton High School
Watervliet High School
The Panther football team opened up what they hope to be a long playoff run against former SAC South rival Lawton Friday night. The Panthers jumped out to a 21-0 lead before a Lawton safety and ensuing TD drive tightened up the score at 21-9 with just over a minute left in the half. After a Jordan Jobe kickoff return set the offense up at the 50 yard line, the offense needed just 26 seconds to hit paydirt. That left the score at 27-9 at the half.
The Panthers came out strong in the third quarter, scoring two quick TD’s to open up a 41-9 advantage. Lawton battled back, punching it in twice in the second half, but in the end it wasn’t enough as the Panthers cruised home to a 47-23 first round win.
Junior RB Cameron Rendo had quite a night, rushing for two TD’s, catching 1 TD, and throwing for another on a halfback pass. Senior QB Blake Kiekenapp was 15/21 for 214 yards and 4 TD passes. Jordan Jobe led the rushing attack with 102 yards on 12 carries and TD. Senior WR Brandin Legon led the receiving corps with 6 grabs for 99 yards and a TD.
Legon, who was nursing pulled groin muscle, also was a defensive standout with two interception on the night. Kyler Kiekenapp and Tyler Brant also had interceptions for home team.
In the other side of the District Constantine defeated Schoolcraft, which means the Panthers are at home again next week as they look to win a second consecutive district title. Kickoff is set for 7:00 p.m.