The Eagle Point Panthers 7th grade football team played their last game of the season against the White Mountain Wolves on the 23rd of October. The Panthers went into this final game 5-0 and wanting to finish the season 6-0 for the 1st time in a long time.
The Panthers started the game on defense and the Wolves took the opening kickoff to their 45. The Wolves were unable to do much on offense and turned the ball over on downs. The Panthers took over on their 48 yard line and 2 plays later Johnny Wilkerson ran 45 yards for the Panthers first touchdown. Quarterback Jesse Sattler took it in for the 2 point conversion and the Panthers led 8-0. The Panthers scored on their next possession on a 13 yard run by Wilkerson. The extra point conversion was blocked by the Wolves and the score was 14-0.
The Panthers next score came in the 2nd quarter on a 34 yard run by
Sattler. The extra point by Wilkerson made the score 21-0. Panthers
scored again on an 8 yard pass from Sattler to wide receiver Brandon
Wilson, the extra point by Wilkerson brought the score 28-0 at the half.
the 2nd half quarterback Jacob Cardenas orchestrated the Panthers next
drive for 64 yards ending with a 2 yard touchdown by Taylor Mitchell.
The extra point was blocked by the Wolves. The Panthers final score
came on a 5 yard run by Zack Meerten. Giving the Panthers a 40-0 win
over the White Mountain Wolves.
Our kids were ready to play
this game and they wanted to end the season undefeated. We had the
opportunity to allow our kids to play in positions they hadn’t
practiced very much and to watch their confidence wax strong as they
beat back their fear and realize that they can do anything they set
their minds to, for me this was the most rewarding part of the game.