AGANA HEIGHTS, Guam – After a slow start, Aaron Johnson and Dante Parker helped keep Guam High unbeaten, a week in advance of a first-place showdown next Friday against Father Duenas Memorial.
Johnson passed for two touchdowns and ran for another, and Parker rushed for a score and passed for a TD and the Panthers scored 33 unanswered points, beating John F. Kennedy 33-6 Friday at Panthers Field.
“We started slowly, but they got into synch and had a good game,” Panthers coach Kevin Manns said. The Islanders opened the scoring in the second quarter, “but we were able to shut them down from that point.”
Johnson threw TD passes of 10 yards each to Judah Alcantara and Cameron Brantley and ran 75 yards for a score en route to rushing for 117 yards on seven attempts.
Parker tossed a 52-yard scoring pass to Alcantara and added an 18-yard rushing TD. He finished with 73 yards on seven carries, while Brantley totaled 105 yards on six carries.
Alcantara also had an interception and Braden Flynn picked off two Islanders passes. Kaden Guerrero recovered a fumble and had eight tackles, and Oen Hofschneider had 10 tackles.
“We spread the wealth,” Manns said.
That was the Panthers’ final tune-up for next Friday’s game with the league co-leading Friars; kickoff is at 7 p.m., but a site has yet to be determined.
“We gotta get ready,” Manns said. “Gotta get all our preparations in.”