Published Sun, Sep 2, 2012 12:02 pm
With Week One in the books, the New Lexington Panthers welcomed the John Glenn Muskies to town in Week Two. Both teams took the field Friday night with undefeated records, and looked to continue their success. Fortunately for the Muskies, they came out on top, 30-9.
The game started off slow until John Glenn quarterback Zach Swingle scrambled for a clutch 34-yard run, keeping the opening drive alive. However, the New Lex defense held the Muskies to three points after a Ross Mathews 33-yard field goal. That would be the only score, leaving the game in a stalemate with Muskies leading 3-0 at the end of the first quarter.
The Panthers came back with two quick plays at the beginning of the second quarter to get some rhythm back in the offense. Michael Spurgus found some running room gaining 17 yards. That was followed by wide receiver, Jerald Spohn for an additional nine yards. In order to open up the offense even more, the Panthers took to the air. Though, the drive stalled after incompletion and dropped passes. The Panthers attempted to kick a field goal to tie up the score but the kick fell short of the goal post.
At this point, the Muskies took control and never looked back, leading as much as 30-0 in the second half. From that point on, Panthers had little success on the offensive side of the ball with a total of only 182 yards compared to the Muskies 339.
New Lex and John Glenn both go on the road next week as the season progresses into week three. The Panthers will head to Philo while the Muskies will square off against Maysville.