West Muskingum offense proves too much for Panthers
West Muskingum offense proves too much for Panthers

West Muskingum proves too much for the New Lexington Panthers

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NEW LEXINGTON, Ohio (WOUB)– This week the West Muskingum Tornadoes took on the New Lexington Panthers at the Jim Rockwell Stadium field where both teams fought for the win.  

      Despite multiple interceptions and tough defense, both teams managed to put points on the board, with the Tornadoes taking the victory.  The first quarter was riddled with turnovers including an amazing interception made by New Lexington’s number 10, Bently Hanson. 

    Both teams struggled to keep and move the ball upfield in the first quarter, resulting in neither team scoring points. West Muskingum started out the second quarter with the ball on the 18 yard line. The Tornadoes responded quickly in the second quarter with their running back, Carter Winland moving the ball up towards the end zone.   

West Muskingum scored their first touchdown with number 3, Rashid SeSay, making the score 7-0 Tornadoes. 

     The second quarter had just as many turnovers and another interception thrown by New Lexington’s quarterback, Isaiah Stephens. Stephens struggled to get the ball in his receivers hands, throwing many passes just out of reach. West Muskingum was able to bring in one more touchdown just before the first half ended, missing the extra point, the score at half time 13-0 Tornadoes. SeSay started out the second half strong with a 42 yard touchdown run, bringing the score to 20-0 Tornadoes. 

     The West Muskingum defense did not back down in the third quarter, keeping the Panthers out of the endzone, even with the Panthers at first and goal at the 1. After a West Muskingum fumble, the Panthers were able to gain the momentum to score. Stephens threw to receiver Hanson, ending the third quarter with a score of 20-6 Tornadoes.  

In the fourth quarter, West Muskingum was able to score two more times making the score 34-6 West Muskingum. Right before the end of the game, New Lexington’s Caleb Back fought for one more 40 yard touchdown, finalizing the score at  34-13 West Muskingum.  

     Next week West Muskingum will play Philo at home.