September 1, 2012By Brian Vossen of Lakeville North Football
The game started with an 80 yard kick off return by Brandon Morgan, but was called back because of a hold. When the Panthers fumbled the first play of the drive it looked like the wind was going to get sucked out of their sails. But, both offense and defense hung in a managed the game for the first couple of series.
Souths defense stepped up and intercepted a pass for a TD, but that only fueled the Panthers. Brandon Morgan returned the kick off for a score, the defense got a quick 3 and out, and Creighton connected with Ben Blake to give North a 34-14 lead going into the half.
In the second half the Panther defense came out and stopped South and the offense moved the ball and kept solid field position. Midway through the 3rd quarter Greg Menard scooped up a fumble and returned it for the second defensive score of the game. South put together a long drive of run plays and dump passes and found their way into the endzone for a 3rd TD making the score 40-21.
Brandon Morgan Kick Off Return
Creighton's 2 TD passes
Mitch Johnson and Greg Menard both returned fumbles for TD
5 defensive turnovers total in the game