Spring Garden blanks Holy Spirit on homecoming
SPRING GARDEN – Spring Garden senior quarterback Ben Ivey completed 5-of-7 pass attempts for 151 yards and two touchdowns, and the Panther defense took care of the rest in a 45-0 shutout of non-region football opponent Holy Spirit on Friday for homecoming.
Ivey also ran for 45 yards and another score for the Panthers (8-0). Friday’s win also marked the third shutout of the season for Spring Garden.
Senior fullback Quintin Downey delivered 89 yards and two touchdowns on just four carries. Senior tailback Dakota Lambert caught two passes for 42 yards and a score. He also had a punt return for a touch- down. Junior wide receive r Dylan Rogers had an 18- yard touchdown reception. Luke Welsh, Lucky Bolen and Colby Slayton led the Panther defense with six tackles each. Dalton Gilley had a sack and Draevan Bowman had an interception.
Senior kicker Kaitlyn Rogers connected on 3-of-4 extra points and was selected homecoming queen.
Spring Garden plays at Cedar Bluff next Friday for the Class 1A, Region 6 championship.
Spring Garden senior quarterback Ben Ivey rolls out of the pocket and looks for an open receiver during the Panthers’ homecoming game against Holy Spirit.