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September 1, 2012
By 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. 


South scored first on a long trap play.  The score 0-7 lit a fire in the offense and Isaac Sandberg answered with the first North TD.  At that point the tide turned in the Panthers favor.  It seemed like only a few minutes passed and it was 20-7 after a Zach Creighton to Brandon Morgan TD and a defensive TD from Mitch Johnson.

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. 


The Panther offense slowed down a bit and the defense struggled to get the ball back in their hands.  South was able to create another long drive that ended in a field goal.  With the score at 40-24, North called for the starters to return to the game.  Tanner Jacobus put the game away with an 80 yard TD run to move the score to 47-24 where it stayed. 


It was a sloppy looking game, but filled with some great plays.

 

Highlights:

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


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