Guam High bounces back to take third
AGANA HEIGHTS, Guam – L.J. Aguon closed out the Interscholastic Football League season in style, accounting for four touchdowns and 134 offensive yards as the Guam High Panthers routed Okkodo 33-6 Friday in the league’s third-place game.
Though the Panthers (8-1 overall, 7-1 IFL including playoffs) came up short of their stated goal of winning the league title, coach Jacob Dowdell called the outcome a “very nice way” to end a season that included a first-ever victory over a DODDS Pacific team, 28-12 at Kubasaki on Sept. 22.
“I couldn’t think of a better way,” Dowdell said, six days after the Panthers’ heartbreaking 21-20 semifinal loss to George Washington. “A convincing win after what happened last week, I couldn’t be more pleased.”
Aguon went 5-for-14 for 102 yards, including a pair of touchdown passes to Mark Ecija, and rushed 10 times for 32 yards and two scores. Joshua Hernandez blocked a punt and covered it in the end zone for a Panthers touchdown and also recovered a fumble.
Cody Burpo picked off two Okkodo passes, Josh Foranda had nine tackles and Tegan Brown also had nine. “He was a monster for us,” Dowdell said of Brown. “We executed in all phases of the game.”