Benson Bruins 27,
West Seattle Bengals 6
Benson started lighting up the scoreboard early as Reylen Witherspoon scored on a 43-yard touchdown run with 9:03 left in the first quarter. Damari “Mar Mar” King converted the extra point attempt as Benson took a 7-0 lead. A few minutes later, King would score on an 11-yard run as the Bruins increased their lead to 13-0.
The Bengals fought back as their quarterback kept the chains moving with some elusive runs, leading to a West Seattle touchdown to bring them to within 7 points, at 13-7.
In the second quarter, King broke loose on a 36-yard run to the Bengals 20 yard line. A few plays later, Benson’s Micah Meneese picked up 11 yards on a nice run to setup a one-yard touchdown run by King, as the Bruins took at 20-6 lead into the half.
The Bruins put the game out of reach for good in the third quarter as Marques Meneese recovered a fumble by the Bengals quarterback, who was sacked on the play, on the Bengals 8-yard line. The play set up an 11-yard touchdown run by King, who spun his way off of a Bengals’ defender as he made his way into the endzone to bring the score to Benson 27, West Seattle 6.
The Bruins’ defensive efforts on the day were led by Liufau Loumoli, Marques Meneese, Damari King,
CD Panthers 13,
Auburn Panther 6
The Panther Bowl lived up to its promise! The game was primarily a defensive showcase between the defending Auburn champions and the CD Panthers. The game started with CD recovering the ball at the kickoff. Despite that great start, Auburn warded off a fast start keeping CD out of the end zone. Trailing 13-6, Auburn was driving with under two minutes left in the game and the CD Panthers’ defense came up big and forced Auburn to turn the ball over on downs. CD’s Zavion Watkins scored both touchdowns and had over 200 yards rushing for the Panthers. CD’s Oteko Mwamba scored the sole extra point. Defensively, both teams played well with CD’s Dreshawn Grant intercepting an Auburn pass. Congratulations to the CD Panthers. On to the Championship.