By Ruthanne Morris
The Cougars visited King Field Monday afternoon and presented an offensive attack that proved to be too much for the Panthers to handle. Thomas Foster gave the Panthers good starting field position on the Haven 35, and the Panthers came out firing with a 17-yard completion from Ryan Morris to Raghib Boyer. Jon Morris paced the Panthers with solid running effort behind great blocking by the offensive line, and Foster pulled in another pass from Ryan Morris to move the sticks. The Panthers advanced to the Cougar 11 yard line but failed to put points on the board.
The Cougars took over and handed the ball to Jaden MacKenzie. With three touches, the Cougars were in the red zone. Steven Seal slammed their back for a 2-yard loss and the defense managed to hold for the next two plays, keeping Springfield off the board as well. Haven took over at their own 18 yard line.
Jon Morris again paced the offense, rushing for two consecutive first downs. Foster and Jon Morris continued to move the chains, getting Haven to the Cougar 25 yard line. Jon Morris added rushes of nine and four yards respectively, and Sean Daly notched another 5 yard gain, and the Panthers were inside the 10 yard line. The handoff went to Foster and Touchdown Thomas sprinted across the goal line. Haven led 6-0 after a failed two-point conversion attempt with 2:59 remaining in the 2Q.