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 In one of the more exciting football games in recent years at GHS, the Lions defeated visiting Middle Twp in the first round of the NJSIAA South Jersey Group II Playoffs 35 - 34. Both teams traded TD's throughout the game, but with the Lions leading 35 - 34 after a Panther TD with under 3 minutes remaining, the Panthers coach Frank Riggitano decided to go for the win with a successful 2 point conversation, instead of settling for a tie with the hopes of overtime.  Pictured Below #50 Kaleb Wright



















As the winning PAT attempt was unfolding, Panthers Qb Mark Oliver rolled to his right to pass when the winning pass intended for a Panther receiver was deflected by the Lion's 6'5" defensive end Kaleb Wright and ball rolled on the ground.

Pictured #3 Mason Widman

DSC_7802 On the ensuing kick off by Middle Twp the Lions took over looking to control the clock and ended the game. But Panther clock management and a 3 and out gave Middle Twp one last chance with under 2 minutes. Down 35 - 34 the Panthers had the ball with 1:20 remaining and the ball resting near the 50 yard line, but a Mason Widman interception put the game on ice.

Along with the game ending interception Widman scored 4  touchdowns on runs of  20 , 11, 39 and 4 yards. Topping of the Lions scoring was Rylan Coffigny.

 Lions Freshman Ashton Wall recovered a Panther rally to stop a Middle threat.

                                                                                     Pictured #16 Ashton Wall DSC_7779

The Lions now for the second year in a row advance to play at Haddonfield Friday  Night at 7:00