The Panther Freshmen team made the trip to Brownsboro on Thursday to take on the Bears in the second game of the season for both teams. The Panthers were looking to continue to build off of a great season opener, and they most certainly started that way. The defensive play of Corvin Withrow, Brody Barnhill, and Carson Barnhill turned away Brownsboro’s initial offensive drive. The Panther offense didn’t have the same difficulty as Nick Stewart and Michael Marrs were able to run freely deep into the Bear defense. Stewart hit paydirt with a 10 yard run. Grant Fisher converted the PAT attempt, and the Panthers led 7-0.
The Panther defense continued to slam the door on Brownsboro as Marrs, Aaron Collier, and Tavion Sterling put an end to a Bear drive at the Spring Hill 15 yard line. Immediately, Stewart went to work with the ball as he wove his way around the left end for a 28 yard gain to get out close to midfield. QB Carter Dixon then ran for a 47 yard run on the right side of the defense. Marrs was able to punch the ball across from 6 yards for the TD. Fisher was good on the PAT and the score improved to 14-0.
As the half was drawing to a close, the Bear offense tried a trick play. Curtis Crowe was ready and made a tackle for a big loss. The half ended with Spring Hill leading 14-0, and receiving the second half kick-off.
The Panthers were ready for another Bear trick play as Bryant King recovered an onside kick attempt. The Panther offense went to the air immediately as Dixon found an open Fisher for a 30 completion. Stewart ran for another 10 yards, before Marrs finished the scoring drive from 9 yards out. Fisher converted the PAT for a 21-0 lead.
Colby Bowles and Cody Freeman came through with clutch tackles for loss on the ensuing Bear drive. After a failure to convert on a fourth down, the Bears turned the ball back over to Spring Hill. Brody Barnhill took the ball around the right side from 47 yards out for Panther touchdown. Fisher made the PAT, and the lead increased to 28-0.
The final Panther score came in the fourth quarter on a drive by QB Colin Martin as he made runs of 20, 12, 20, and yards as he crossed the goal line. Fisher was good on the kick, and the scoring ended with the Panthers dominant once again, 3-0.
Spring Hill will host White Oak on Thursday, September 15 at 5 pm.