Hesperia Falls Just Short Against Wolverines 32-30
By N3 Sports Team
Panther Nation traveled south Thursday night to face off against a rugged Godwin Heights squad on the home field of the Wolverines. The game pitted the prolific passing game of Godwin against Hesperia’s dynamic ground game with...
...quarterback Suriya Davenport tossing for over 300 yards for the Wolves while the Panther offense was amassing over 300 yards rushing.
“It was a tough game,” said Hesperia Head Coach Doug Bolles. “They’re a good team but so are we. We left it all on the field and even though we lost, this will make us better.”
Kanin Witte led the ground attack as he ripped off 109 yards and a touchdown, followed closely by Gerritt Yates who finished with 97 yards and a TD. Gage Balkema averaged 11 yards a carry and collected a total of 87 on the evening.
Brandon Goins and Brenden McAree also found the endzone for the Panthers and
Scott Peters proved to be the top dog on defense with 10 tackles.
“I am so proud to coach these guys,” added Coach Bolles. “They battle for four quarters and never quit.”
“We’re going to be just fine going forward.”
The Panthers will be hitting the road again next Friday when they travel to Morley Stanwood to open their defense of the CSAA Silver title they captured last season. The Mohawks opened their season with a win over Central Montcalm bvefore losing 27-21 to Leroy Pine River on Thursday.