Friday, October 14, 2016
Stockbridge High School
Mt. Morris High School
The Varsity Football team defeated Mt. Morris 35-19 on the road Friday to improve to 4-4 on the season and keep them slim playoff hopes alive.
Many Panthers had big nights, but none bigger than Matt Bellestri. Bellestri Had 7 catches for 94 yards, 1 rush for 6 yards, 12 tackles, 1 interception, and a HUGE 91 yards kick-off return for a TD. His kick return came after a 4th and 10 conversion by Mt. Morris on a 44 yard touchdown pass with just seconds remaining in the 3rd quarter, cutting the Panther lead to just 2 points, 21-19. The return extended the lead back out to 28-19. The Panther’s then sent their kick-off unit on the field. In an ironic exchange that first saw the Panther’s recover the onside kick, but were off-sides and then kicked deep, but out of bounds, the hosts from Mt. Morris had the team re-kick. On the 3rd kick-off the onside worked to perfection and the Panther’s had the ball back to start a drive which would end up sealing the win on a 9 yard pass to Kolby Canfield from Mason Gee-Montgomery.
Gee Montgomery finished the night with 24 rushes for 99 yards to go along with his 24-31 passing for 276 yards and 4 touchdowns. Canfield caught 10 passes for 132 yards and 3 TD’s. Jake Sutton caught 5 passes for 36 yards and 1 TD. Glen Zonca and Miguel Medina each had 1 catch.
Bellestri recorded 12 tackles alongside Steve Gipson with 12 as well. Austin Forbes had 10 tackles, 1 TFL, and a Sack. Corey Marshall recorded 9 tackles and Bellestri, Gee-Montgomery and Canfield each had an interception.
The team closes out it’s regular season this Friday at home against Parchment. Kick-off is at 7:00 and the seniors from the Cheer, Band, and Football programs will be recognized at half-time of the game.
TD Joey Young 3 Yd Run (Kick) 0 7
TD Kolby Canfield 12 Yd Pass From Mason Gee-Montgomery (Austin Stanfield Kick) 7 7
TD Jake Sutton 4 Yd Pass From Mason Gee-Montgomery (Austin Stanfield Kick) 14 7
TD William Jones 51 Yd Pass From Joey Young (Kick No Good) 14 13
TD Kolby Canfield 30 Yd Pass From Mason Gee-Montgomery (Austin Stanfield Kick) 21 13
TD William Jones 44 Yd Pass From Joey Young (Kick No Good) 21 19
TD Matt Bellestri 91 Yd Kickoff Return (Austin Stanfield Kick) 28 19
TD Kolby Canfield 9 Yd Pass From Mason Gee-Montgomery (Austin Stanfield Kick) 35 19