Aguon and friends lead Guam to victory
Stars and Stripes
MANGILAO, Guam – Lorden Aguon demonstrated Friday why he was the Interscholastic Football League’s offensive MVP last season. Tegan Brown made a strong statement as to why he should have been considered as the league’s defensive MVP.
The two seniors led a balanced attack, with Aguon accounting for all three touchdowns and Brown headlining the defense with 10 tackles as Guam opened its IFL season on the field by downing George Washington 20-8 on Friday at Geckos Field.
“It was a great day,” coach Jacob Dowdell said after his Panthers improved to 2-0; they won by forfeit a week ago over defending champion Simon Sanchez.
Aguon ran four times for 30 yards and a touchdown and was 9-for-16 for 191 yards, including TD passes to Juwan Jacobs and Terry Geller, the latter coming off a leg fracture suffered in last September’s 26-12 win at Kubasaki.
“L.J. did his normal thing,” Dowdell said. “He made a couple of key runs for us, then later in the game I let him call his own plays and he made some good decisions for us. Juwan Jacobs really showed up and Terry Geller was a beast for us tonight.”
As for Brown, who also rushed 15 times for 54 yards, “he really showed up for us,” Dowdell said. “He made some big plays for us.”
The third quarter proved huge for the Panthers, who went into halftime leading 6-0. Jacobs caught his touchdown pass in the third quarter, and a key interception by Lewis Harris at the Guam High 20 squelched a Geckos drive.
Austy Hines finished with 85 yards on five catches, Jacobs caught three passes for 48 yards and Geller racked up 108 yards on four receptions.
Guam next travels to Okkodo for a 7 p.m. Friday kickoff.