Guam – In a rematch of last year’s championship game most of the George Washington Geckos in this year’s squad still have the taste of that loss in their mouths and used it as the driving force in dishing out a 35-0 shut out of the defending champions. The Panthers had it easy in the start of the season, with two consecutive shut outs of their opponents but this time the tide turned against them.
The GW Geckos defense may have allowed some big plays for the Guam High Panthers to gain some momentum but what they didn’t allow was any end zone celebrations for the Panthers. The Geckos red zone defense was immovable and a stronger front line for the Purple provided pressure to Panthers quarterback Sean Sweet, something he’s not used too.
Keanu Lujan found the end zone twice for the Geckos. The muddy conditions kept most of the Geckos positive yardage from the ground but this opened up passing plays that one of which was a touchdown.
This puts the Geckos at 2-0 and drops the Panthers to 2-1. The Geckos have the Father Duenas Friars to look forward to this Friday and the Panthers will face the Okkodo Bulldogs on Saturday.