High Octane Nouvel CC offense rolls to 'running clock' 42-0 TVC West victory over St. Louis

The Panthers took a 35-0 lead into halftime and didn't look back...

Posted In: Sports, ,   By: Jason Marcoux

07th September, 2019     0

Saginaw Twp, MI:


The Saginaw Nouvel CC offensive juggernaut opened conference play with a running clock 42-0 Tri Valley Conference West victory over St. Louis HS at Boyd field in Saginaw Twp tonight.

Nouvel put the game away early, taking a commanding 35-0 halftime lead after striking early, just two plays into the game, when junior QB Jack Kujawa hooked up with senior WR Sam Buckingham for a 63-yard touchdown pass, but the Panther's missed the extra point kick, settling for a 6-0 lead with 11:19 left in the opening quarter.

After forcing a punt on the next series, Nouvel took over and promptly marched into St. Louis territory with a balanced offense, setting up a 30-yard rushing TD by Panther junior RB Ashton Wright, who also carried his own two point conversion across the goal line for a 14-0 NCC lead midway through the first quarter.

The Panthers would stop the Sharks for the third straight series and answer with another big connection between Kujawa and Buckingham, who hooked up for a 67-yard passing TD this time, as junior Brady Alverson kicked the extra point for a 21-0 Panther lead with 1:01 left in the first quarter.

NCC moved the ball into St. Louis territory with some tough running by Wright, before Kujawa found Alverson for a 22-yard TD passing TD, as Alverson kicked the extra point to give NCC a 28-0 lead with just under 7-minutes left in the second quarter.

A big 27-yard completion from Kujawa to Buckingham on fourth down would set up an 8-yard TD run by Wright, as Alverson kicked the extra point to give NCC a commanding 35-0 lead with 4:44 left to play in the half.

With the game in hand the Panthers came out with another big play in the second half when Alverson broke loose for a 44-yard run down to the St. Louis 1-yard line, setting up his own 1-yard TD run on the next play, before kicking the extra point for a 42-0 Panther lead with 2:35 left in the third quarter, which would round out the scoring.

Kujawa finished 11 for 14 for 228 passing yards with 3-passing TD's, while Buckingham led all NCC receivers, hauling in 4-catches for 164 yards with 2-TD receptions, adding an interception on defense.. Wright finished with 9 carries for 88 rushing yards with 2-rushing TD's, followed by Alverson, who carried the ball for 59 rushing yards with 1 rushing TD and 1-TD reception.

NCC senior D-lineman Jonah Moore led a staunch Panther defense with 6-tackles, including a fumble recovery, followed by junior DE Darrin Chinery with 5-tackles, 2-sacks, 1-fumble recovery and multiple hurries, while senior D-end Kieran Schultz finished with 5-tackles and a fumble recovery, along with 5-tackles apiece from senior Ryan Hunt and Sophomore Sam Bartels respectively. NCC junior Clem Wendt added 4-tackles and a fumble recovery as well, while senior Zaiden Mitchell finished with 5-tackles.

The Panthers will now prepare to host TVC west rival Michigan Lutheran Seminary in a much anticipated matchup right back here at Boyd Field next Friday at 7pm.


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