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WGHS suffers tough loss in second scrimmage

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TERRANCE CHISOLM

Times 

Sports 

Correspondent

The Panthers didn’t have much time to reflect on their loss to FAMU High, as they took the field to play their second scrimmage against the Marauders of Maclay High School. 

West Gadsden experienced a turbulent start as their troubles along the offensive line continued, which resulted in Qwnatrezz Knight being sacked on the third play of the opening series. MaClay’s offense came onto the field and began to quickly impose their will on the Panthers as they reeled off several big plays that led to a score on a screen pass within the red zone with 6:07 left in the first quarter.

West Gadsden was never able to get into an offensive rhythm and found themselves down 7-0 as the second quarter began. 

The Panthers fumbled on the first play of the second period, and the Marauders capitalized about 90 seconds later with a successful field goal attempt that extended their lead by a score of 10-0. 

West Gadsden’s mental mistakes and turnovers continued to accumulate throughout the second quarter. 

Maclay never let off the gas as they repeatedly cashed in on the Panthers’ misfortunes and built a 24-0 lead with 7:21 left in the game. 

West Gadsden continued to fight through their tough times and began to put together a nice offensive drive with a little more than four minutes left to play, which resulted in a rushing touchdown from inside Maclay’s 10-yard line with about two minutes left to play.

 In spite of their effort in the final minutes, West Gadsden lost their second scrimmage 24-7. 

Let’s lend our support to the Panthers as they continue prepare for next season.