MANGILAO, Guam – Cameron Brantley, DeShawn Baird and Guam High’s football team possess the leading scoring offense in the Interscholastic Football League. They demonstrated why on Friday.
Brantley scored the only three times he carried the ball, picking up 74 yards. Baird had 124 yards on five carries and also scored three times as the Panthers routed Southern 70-6 at George Washington High School.
“Everything worked well tonight,” Panthers coach Jacob Dowdell said.
Noah Harris added a 30-yard touchdown run and Ben Harris caught a 45-yard touchdown pass from Aaron Johnson for the Panthers.
Joey Delia returned a fumble 20 yards for a touchdown and ran a kick return 80 yards for a score. Baird tacked on a safety for Guam High.
The Panthers improved to 5-1 and will host John F. Kennedy on senior night Saturday, the final game of the regular season.
The Dolphins (0-6) managed to put one touchdown on the board, the first points the Panthers have allowed since their 64-8 romp on Oct. 10 against Simon Sanchez. The Panthers have averaged 45.8 points per game, not counting their forfeit loss two weeks ago to Father Duenas Memorial.
The Friars (5-0), who play Sanchez Saturday at Okkodo High School, have yet to surrender a point this season, and it appears they and the Panthers may be on a collision course for the league title game May 27.
Despite getting their five wins with relative ease, Dowdell says he is emphasizing to his charges that it doesn’t matter who they play, “they’ll give you a fight to the end.”
“We’re not looking ahead,” he said. “We’re taking it one game at a time and that’s the level of intensity we had tonight.”