Pelham shut out at Northridge

Pelham's Devin Jenkins (27) and Connor Christian (4) take down a Northridge player during the Panthers' 38-0 loss to the Jaguars on Sept. 26. (Reporter Photo/Neal Wagner)

Pelham’s Devin Jenkins (27) and Connor Christian (4) take down a Northridge player during the Panthers’ 38-0 loss to the Jaguars on Sept. 26. (Reporter Photo/Neal Wagner)

By NEAL WAGNER / Managing Editor

NORTHPORT – The Pelham Panthers mustered only 37 total yards of offense on the road at Northridge on Sept. 26, falling to the Jaguars 38-0.

“This is what I told them: When they decide they want to play, we can beat anybody. When they don’t make that decision, anybody can beat us,” PHS head coach Brett Burnett said after the game. “We’re not good enough to go through the motions and beat anybody. We’ve got to play as hard as we can play every snap, every Friday night to have a chance to win.

“Tonight was another repeat of (the week two loss at) Jackson-Olin, and I don’t understand the lack of effort and lack of execution,” Burnett added.

The Panthers lost two turnovers in the loss, and was penalized nine times for a total of 75 yards. Northridge was penalized eight times for 83 yards.

The Jaguars ended the night with a total of 341 yards.

Rushing leaders for the Panthers were RJ McCall, who recorded 10 yards on five carries, Elisha Hudson, who carried the ball four times for nine yards and Logan Burnett, who ended the night with nine yards on three carries.

On defense, Chase Shearer recorded nine tackles and Jon Drake recorded eight tackles.

Northridge scored on a 24-yard field goal midway through the first quarter and added a 1-yard rushing touchdown. The Jaguars pulled ahead 17-0 before halftime on an eight-yard rushing touchdown

The Jaguars added a pair of touchdowns in the third quarter: One on a five-yard run and another on a 48-yard pass. The final score of the night came with 5:15 left in the game when Northridge punched it into the end zone from six yards out.