By MURPHY ROBERTS
The Petaluma Jr. Pee Wee Panthers suffered their first loss of the season to the Jr. Pee Wee Redwood PAL Bears 19-13.
The Panthers drew first blood with a 63-yard TD pass from quarterback Miguel Robertson to Toby Humphreys. Robertson added the PAT on a quarterback keeper making the score 7-0.
The Bears finally struck back with 44 seconds left in the second quarter on a long sweep for a touchdown. The PAT was no good, and the Panthers took a 7-6 lead into the half.
The tough Panther defense held up through most of the third quarter with spectacular play from Matthew Herrera, Sebastian Gonzales, Logan Walsh, Maverick Googins and Kekoa Garrido.
However, PAL added a second score and PAT making the score 13-7. The quick and explosive PAL offense added another score in the fourth quarter, but the PAT failed, giving them a 19-7 lead.
The tenacious Panthers did not give up. Robertson completed a 55-yard TD pass to Dominic Giomi. The PAT was no good.
Pee Wees fall
By JADON BOSARGE
The Petaluma Pee Wee Panthers suffered another loss last week against the undefeated PAL Bears.
The game started in favor of the Panthers, when, at the end of the first quarter, quarterback Jadon Bosarge threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to halfback Dominic McHale to make the score 6-0.
Early in the second quarter, PAL scored a touchdown and kicked the extra point to bring the score in favor of the Golden Bears, 8-6. At halftime the Panthers still held on to the hope of a victory.
In the beginning of the third quarter, PAL scored again on a punt return taken back for six points. The PAT was unsuccessful. PAL then went on to score two more times, converting the PAT once, to make the final score 28&#8211;6. The PAL Pee Wee Golden Bears remain undefeated.