The Lecanto JV Football team beat Central 44-16 Thursday night to bring the Panthers to 2-1 on the season. The Panthers ran out of the gate on two long runs by Darius Gainer, who had 2 touchdowns on the ground and one receiving to go with over 100 yards rushing. Amir Wilson would get the first score of the game on a short run and finished the game with over 100 yards on the ground, two rushing scores, one passing touchdown, and one two-point conversion run. Travis Labelle and Chris Thomas would also contribute to the ground game with Labelle running for over 60 yards and a touchdown and Thomas chipping in a two-point conversion in addition to over 20 yards rushing.
Bryce Kocher led the defensive effort with multiple open-field tackles on defense and special teams. The Panther defensive line and outside linebackers also provided constant pressure on Central’s quarterback.
The Panthers next JV game is September 12th at Citrus at 6 PM.