Gowanda JV football team blanks JFK 32-0
Gowanda started the game on a positive note as they recovered an attempted squib kick by the visiting Bears near midfield. Three plays later, fullback Lucas McKeever raced through the middle of the JFK defense for the first Panther score. Seth Halftown ran in for the two-point conversion.
Gowanda held JFK on their first offensive possession and Halftown scored Gowanda's second touchdown on a run and conversion, pushing the score to 16-0. Still in the first period, Gowanda scored yet again on a pass play from Lucas Brawdy to Jordan Young. Damien McNevin carried the ball across the goal line for the conversion. When the quarter ended, the home team held a commanding 24-0 lead.
Gowanda's defense continued to stifle the visitors and gave the ball back to their offense early in the second period. McKeever again burst through the middle of the JFK defense and reached paydirt. McNevin was successful on the conversion run and the Panthers trotted off the field with a one-sided 32-0 lead at intermission.
When the second half began, JFK moved the ball on offense both on the ground and through the air. But McNevin recorded his first interception of the season during JFK's deepest threat and Gowanda kept their shutout intact. The Blue and White reserves played most of the final period but did not produce any points.
The Panther defense, led by Dalton Mills, Alex Emery, Carter Benton, Chris Hammond, Casey Bley, Jaden Jimerson, Devon Clark and Shawn Myers, along with their teammates, who did all of the scoring on offense, completely dominated their opponent to push their overall record to 4-2. The JVs remain in a three-way tie for first place in the division.
Gowanda traveled to Akron on Thursday, Oct. 11 for a 6 p.m. game against the Tigers. Their week eight opponent will not be determined until the varsity playoff format is set on Oct. 14.