Highland Home Handles Lanett 28-18


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Photo credit to Highland Home Football


LANETT- The Lanett Panther's(2-2) comeback against Highland Home 28-18 from Morgan-Washburn Stadium Thursday night. Down 21-6 in the 4th quarter, the Panthers scored 12 unanswered, but the Flying Squadron’s would not be denied.


The Panthers stingy defense held Highland Home's potent offense in check in the first half as Lanett and the Flying Squadron’s would go in halftime noted up at six a piece.


Lanett scored on the opening possession, as Quarterback Jarrious Goodman from the 2, giving the Panthers an early 6-0 lead. Goodman would finish the night 12/19 for 179 yards and a throwing touchdown, and added 71 yards on the ground on 14 carries, and 2 rushing touchdowns.


Highland Home would then answer midway through the second to tie it up 6-6.


The Flying Squadron’s would take the opening second-half possession for a go-ahead touchdown and added another score in the third.


"We just made too many mental youth mistakes tonight, especially in the third quarter. We stopped them on a 3rd, and eight, then we jump offsides, and then they convert on a 4th and 3. Those kinds of mistakes are out of character for us, but we will learn from tonight, and go back to the drawing board", said Lanett Head Football Coach Clifford Story.


Panthers Elijah and Alajawon Whitfield along with Kejuan Greene, Keondae Huguley, and Nakia Bynum Jr. all had big nights, but unfortunately so did many on Highland Home.


Lanett scored under 1:10 left in the game to cut the lead to 28-18, but that's as close as they would come. Highland Home would take a knee after falling on a late squib kick by Lanett to get out with the Region win.


"We will keep working, believing, and get back to basic fundamental football. We are a young team, and we are getting better every week. Our goals are still in front of us, and like I've always said it's better to be around when the grass is brown", added Story


Lanett will try, and get back in the win column next week on the road against Luverne.




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