By Havenfootball.net Staff
Haven needed a win last week if they were to stay in the top team mix in the Central League and they won decisively with a great defense and a potent, “run-down-their-throats” offense broken up with four passes by quarterback Jack Ryder of which he completed three and two of those were for touchdowns!
Springfield had come into the contest with the same 2-1 record as the Panthers but really never threatened to take the lead after their first drive stopped short. Jaris Adams led the offensive field with 129-yards on 18 carries and one touchdown. Adams also scored on a great roll-out pass from Ryder for his second touchdown of the night. The Cougars had the desire and their quick passes game them yards (107 passing yards out of 164-yards total) but the Panther defense would literally bend but not break. Cougar quarterback Jake Rama was 17 completions out of 25 attempts for 107-yards and was intercepted once.
The Panther stats on defense really don’t show how dominating they were. Only one hurry and one interception but they held Jayden Baiden, Springfield’s key running back, to 49 yards and Baiden accounted for all but 8 of the total yards on the ground.
The final regular game of the season is here in this strange Covid 19 year. There will be one more game Thanksgiving week but we’ll have to wait to see who is going to be the Panther’s opponent.