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Panthers pull away in win over Stallions

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FRESNO ― Despite being winless this late in the season, the Madera South football team traveled to Fresno looking to spoil San Joaquin Memorial’s Homecoming party in County/Metro Athletic Conference play.

Through the first two quarters, it seemed the Stallions (0-8, 0-3 CMAC) were setting themselves up for a major upset before the Panthers (4-4, 2-1) scored three second-half touchdowns Friday night in a 35-6 win. 

It was the Panthers that relied on their sophomore running back Stevan Johnson, who rushed for 296 yards and four touchdowns on 29 carries. Senior quarterback Nick Kinder wasn’t dynamic but made some key throws as he finished 6-out-of-10 for 84 yards with one interception.

“I think we did execute very well on defense but their kid (Johnson) is good and played great,” Stallion head coach Scott Donegan said. “We put our defense in tough situations.” ...


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