Click HERE for the main page.

Contact with results or for more information.

Check out the scholarship sponsored by the Oak Harbor Sports Report. Two $500 awards to student-athletes who participated in 2 sports per year for all 4 years of high school and maintained a GPA of at least 3.0. See the counseling center for more information.

Can't be at the game? Get a live Twitter update straight to your cell phone. Sign up to follow us at We send updates from all home events and select away contests.

Thursday, September 12, 2013

FB JV 2013-09-09

Like the varsity squad, this years' JV team has a lot of youth an inexperience, but it didn't stop them from beating Snohomish at home last Monday night, 34-28, in overtime.

First-game jitters showed early for both teams.  Snohomish got the ball first and on their second play of the game gave up an interception to the Wildcats.  The 'Cats moved the ball from the 27 down to the 5, where they fumbled the ball back to the Panthers.

Snohomish then ran 3 plays and went to punt, but Connor Parmenter snuck through the line and blocked the kick, setting up a 1st-and-goal at the Snohomish 2 yard line.  From there it took the 'Cats 6 tries, including a penalty on each team to get the ball into the end zone on a Quinn Karney 1-yard carry.  The PAT kick failed, leaving OH with a 6-0 lead at 7:17 in the first.

It looked like Snohomish might score on their next possession, after completing a 67-yard pass, but a holding call brought it back and the Panthers wound up turning the ball over on downs, setting up the Wildcats' second score, a 15-yard QB keeper by Sophomore Stephen Dixon.  A pass from Dixon to Taylor Kolste completed the 2-point conversion and put the 'Cats up 14-0.

On their first play from scrimmage, Snohomish proved they have a deep threat, completing a 74-yard catch and run pass play to cut the OH lead to 14-6.

The 2nd quarter was back and forth, with OH punting once and both teams turning it over on downs, until the Panthers mounted a 10-play 88-yard drive and scored on a 14-yard pass to tie the score at 14 with just 22 seconds left in the half.

Oak Harbor was not content to go into the locker room at the half with a tie, so used a quick 3-play drive, ending with a pass from Mike Laningham to Tyler Dodd to make it 21-14 with just 4 seconds left in the half.

To start the second half, OH got the ball, but threw an interception at the Snohomish 35 that was returned to the OH 18, where the next play was an 18-yard pass touchdown, followed by a 2-point PAT to give Snohomish a 22-21 lead with 9:31 left in the 3rd.

Like the 2nd quarter, OH punted once and both teams turned the ball over on downs and the quarter ended with Snohomish driving at the OH 23.  The scored just under a minute into the 4th quarter, but failed the 2-point conversion, making it 28-21 for the Panthers.

The 'Cats fired right back, scoring with 8:04 left.  Dixon's pass was tipped by a Snohomish defender, but caught by Karney for a 48-yard touchdown.  OH elected to kick the PAT, tying the game at 28.

For the remainder of the 4th quarter, both teams turned the ball over on downs and a final Snohomish drive was ended by 0:00 on the scoreboard.

In the OT period, Oak Harbor won the toss and elected to go 2nd.  Snohomish got the ball first and threw 4 straight incompletions, the last one batted down at the last second.

On the first play of the Wildcats' possession, Dixon tossed an easy pass to a wide-open Laningham, ending the game and giving OH the first win of the season, 34-28.

Photos from the game are posted HERE, or HERE at

Some video highlights are HERE.

Varsity football is at home Friday night vs Arlington, JV is on the road next Monday, and the Freshman team is at home Wednesday at 5:30pm.

No comments: