Cumberland Gap High School traveled to Meigs County Sept. 1 and it was a rain filled night of 2-0 teams doing battle in district play.
The Panthers could not stop the Tigers in the first half. Quarterback Aaron Swafford ran early and often and also threw for big yardage against the Panther defense.
Meigs running back Elijah Smith had a big night rushing against the Panthers.
Swafford also ran for over 80 yards and threw for over 100 while passing for two touchdowns. The halftime score was 29-0 in favor of Meigs.
CGHS came out a lot stronger in the second half, especially on defense. They came out hitting hard after being out worked in the first half.
The running game opened up for CGHS during the second half. Peyton Welch had a couple big runs for 30 yards in total but Matt Muggridge was the Gap’s work horse out of the backfield. The Panthers only score came from a 22 yard TD pass from Caden Brunsma to Jacob Bullins early during the fourth quarter. The final score was 42-6.
The loss dropped the Panthers record to 2-1. The Panthers have an open date Sept. 8.
Game notes provided by Jamie Lake. Reach Allen Earl at 423-254-5588 or on Twitter @pitchadude.