Panthers Score Late To Pick Up Victory Over Sandy Creek

With less than 30 seconds left and no timeouts, Fillmore Central turned to a passing game that wasn’t clicking very much Friday night in Sandy Creek. No matter, Panther quarterback Jake Stoner hit wideout De Maciel for a nine-yard scoring strike to pull out an 18-13 victory on Homecoming night for the Cougars.
Stoner scored FC’s other two scores on the ground, as the Panther junior ran for 151 yards on 34 carries.
“I was very proud of our guys’ effort Friday night,” FC head coach Mitch Lockhart said. “Sandy Creek threw everything at us. The Crumbliss kid is a great player and he and his team played very hard. Our guys never gave up. Sandy Creek had multiple opportunities to surge ahead and we kept battling. Interceptions by Brock and Carson Tatro were huge and the forced fumble by Carson Tatro and recovery by Jake Stoner on our one-yard line made all the difference. We will need to clean up the turnovers and play very disciplined this week versus a very talented Minden squad in order to go after another win.”