In an exciting football game last Friday, Munroe defeated John Paul II 34-32 at Florida High Field in both team’s season-ending action.
The game was pretty much a seesaw affair that wasn’t completely over until the Bobcats covered a pooch style on-side kick attempt with just seconds left in the game.
Offensively Munroe did their damage mostly with the running game rolling up over 200 yards despite the Panthers resorting to nine- and ten-man defensive fronts.
“They pretty much loaded up their defensive line,” Bobcat coach Joey Edwards said. “We had to keep adjusting but managed to get things done.”
Bo Bailey, with 123 running yards and three touchdowns, topped the Munroe ground game. His touchdowns came on 6, 62, and 3 yards. Myles Edwards added 66 yards that included a nine-yard touchdown run. Edwards also scored a pair of two-point conversions. One came on a pass from Will Harris while the other was a plow-in that ended up being the margin of victory.
Harris also scored a touchdown on a 1-yard sneak and finished with 58 rushing yards to go along with his 77 passing yards. Edwards caught three passes for 51 of those yards and Daniel Winburn collected the other 26 yards with a pass reception.
Offensively the Panthers stayed in the game due to a gutsy performance by their quarterback Marshall Moyle who collected close to 200 all-purpose yards and ran for two of John Paul’s touchdowns and passed for another one.
Defensively, Stephen Miller stood out for the Bobcats who finished the season with a 7-3 record including a 4-1 mark after Edwards took over the coaching reigns during the year.
“Friday night was a good way to end the year,” Edwards stated. “I feel like we came a long way; I’m very proud of the way the players responded to the situation.”
Munroe was fortunate to have Edwards available on the interim basis. The school will shortly get underway in searching for a full time coach.