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PANTHERS DEFENSE BEAT THE CHAMPS

Pictured Left: David Reese (42) and the Panthers pressured the Warriors offense all night in their dominate win

Pictured Right, Top: Jamie &ldquot;Rocket&rdquot; Bryant's 68 yard punt return in the 2nd quarter changed the momentum of the game for the Panthers

Pictured Right, Bottom: Defensive ends David Reese (42) and Dustin Linden (55) will be a tough combination for any offense in the NEFL

MERIDEN, CT- The Western Mass Warriors amazing 20 game win streak ended last night in the hands of the Connecticut Panthers relentless defense. The 25-0 dominate performance by the Panthers was spearheaded by six turnovers and special teams excellence.

A defensive struggle most of the first quarter, Panthers Richie Snowden connected with Naciki Reid for a 30 yard touchdown catch for the opening score of the game. An exciting 68 yard punt return for a score in the second quarter by Jamie &ldquot;Rocket&rdquot; Bryant gave the Panthers a 14-0 lead heading into halftime.

&ldquot;With the speed and experience we have on defense we feel if we get a few score up on a team it will be hard for a team to rebound&rdquot; said safety Court Sutherland, &ldquot;that showed tonight.&rdquot; The second half saw the defending champion Warriors commit four turnovers including a fumble recovered by linebacker Gerald Patrick in the end zone for a touchdown.

A 33 yard field goal in the fourth quarter concluded the scoring for the night and gave the Panthers a huge divisional win. &ldquot;They beat us in all three games last season and kept us out of the championship game&rdquot; said Bryant, &ldquot;we needed this win.&rdquot; The win gives the Panthers a 2-0 record heading into another divisional game against the Connecticut Gamblers (0-2) while the Warriors will look to get back on track against the Hartford Whalers (1-1).

 

BOXSCORE

TEAMS

1Q

2Q

3Q

4Q

FINAL

Panthers

6

8

8

3

25

Warriors

0

0

0

0

0

CONNECTICUT PANTHERS

PASSING Completions Attempts Yards Touchdowns Interceptions
Rich Snowden 4 11 61 1 0

 

RECEIVING Catch Yards TD's Catch Yards TD's
Naciki Reid 1 30 1 Jamie Bryant 1 10 0
Akwan Shabazz 2 21 0

 

RUSHING Rush Yards TD's Rush Yards TD's
Rich Snowden 5 19 0 Shonte Wynn 4 10 0
Taurean Gaston 5 20 0 Tyrone Kelly 3 18 0

 

DEFENSE STAND OUTS Tackles Sacks INT Misc.
Gerald Patrick 2 Fumble Recovery- TD
David Reese 3 1 Fumble Recovery
Court Sutherland 4
Jamar Rawles 1 1 2 pass deflections
Tylee Flowers 4
Sir Snowden 2
Dan Belli 1 1
Antwon Carr 1 1
Dustin Linden 4 1 Fumble Recovery
Sam Saylor 2

 

SPECIAL TEAMS
David Szymanski- 33 yard FG Jamie Bryant – 68 yard punt return-TD
CT Panthers-Blocked FG attempt
2 PT CONVERSIONS
Richie Snowden Taurean Gaston

 

 

 

Western Mass Warriors

PASSING Completions Attempts Yards Touchdowns Interceptions
Chris Boarders 7 19 49 0 2
Eddie Guerreo 1 8 5 0 1

 

RECEIVING Catch Yards TD's Catch Yards TD's
Chris Makarie 3 23 0 Eddie Guerreo 1 8 0
Lemont Newsome 1 5 0 Darius Rannie 2 17 0
Joe Pollard 1 1 0

 

RUSHING Rush Yards TD's Rush Yards TD's
Bobby Grimes 7 10 0 Eddie Guerreo 3 16 0
Jack Casey 1 1 0 Chris Boarders 2 24 0

 

DEFENSE STAND OUTS Tackles Sacks INT Misc.
Derrick Hatwood 7 1
Jack Casey 2 1
Ulysses Wannamaker 3 1
Edward Eberhart 1 1
Pat Casey 2

 

TOTAL OFFENSE

OFFENSE Rush Plays Rush Yards Passing Plays Passing Yards TOTAL OFFENSE
Panthers 17 67 11 61 28 plays/128 yards
Warriors 13 51 27 54 40 plays/ 105 yards

 

 

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