Senior linebacker Tiberious McGhee also blocked a punt.There is nothing more difficult in high school football than a kicker being put in a potential game-winning situation. These are not professional kickers or even kickers on scholarship, but guys that are still working on their craft, one they may have just picked up a few years or even months before. Leonard stoically came on and drilled the game-winning field goal after practicing kick after kick on the sidelines. A gut-check moment, one he passed with flying colors.You would think this would not be on the list after the second play from scrimmage being a 56-yard touchdown pass for Bishop Dwenger. But following that, the Panthers did a fairly good job at limiting the Saints' big play. Following that score, the largest play from scrimmage by Bishop Dwenger was 25 yards, with just five plays going for 20 or more yards the rest of the game.
Snider did a solid job at not allowing Bishop Dwenger to pick up huge chunks of yards in a limited amount of time. That forced the Saints into more plays, and more potential mistakes, such as the pick-six late in the third by Bates.This is not a surprise, considering Snider teams are rarely flustered in a game, but you have to think after Bishop Dwenger scored 16 seconds into the game that perhaps the Panthers would not be able to recover.
They recovered fine while immediately tying the game on a scoring drive of their own, showing that Snider was going to be alright despite allowing the quick score.