Panthers sweep Tigers to continue rolling

Already one of the strongest programs top to bottom in the Greater Puget Sound Youth Football League, the Tacoma Panthers continued their strong season across the board by sweeping the Northeast Tacoma Tigers on Oct. 5 at Decatur High School. Here’s a look at the day’s action. 4TH GRADE: PANTHERS 31, TIGERS 0 The Panthers dominated from the outset, led by the steady play of quarterback Tyrell Johnson, who emphasized the win with a 60-yard touchdown run on the last play of the game. Running back Lene Nofoa-Mosoe had scored the previous possession on a two-yard run to cap a long drive and give the Panthers a commanding lead. The win continued a dominant season for the Panthers, who improved to 6-0 and have surrendered just 18 points on the year. 5TH GRADE: PANTHERS 38, TIGERS 0 The Panthers relied on the big-play ability of running backs Julien Simon and Joshua Henry and wide receiver Quincy Wilson to overwhelm the Tigers. Wilson caught touchdown passes of 21 and eight yards from quarterback Jordan McCray, and added a 45-yard touchdown run on a fly sweep in the second quarter to give the Panthers a commanding 20-0 lead. ...read more

by Tacoma Weekly Oct. 8, 2013 at 4:25pm