The BYFL’s JV Gold team faced the Dripping Springs Tigers M team Saturday in Dripping Springs. The Panthers would receive to start the game, and Aikman Elrod would return the kick 60 yards down to the Tiger 20 yard line. But the Tiger defense would stiffen, and the Panthers would turn the ball over on downs. The Panther defense in turn would hold the Tigers, and regain possession at the 40 yard line. Hard running by Ryan Ronces would take the Panthers to the 15, and Colton Elrod would score on a counter play. The conversion attempt failed, and the Panthers would go up 6-0. The Tigers would respond by marching downfield and punching in a score, but John Hodge would make a great hit in the backfield to prevent the extra point, tying the game at 6-6. In the second quarter the Panthers would explode, starting with a 40 yard TD run by Aikman Elrod, with a conversion pass to Colton Elrod good to put the Panthers up 13-6. The Panther defense would again hold the Tigers on their next possession, giving the Panthers the ball at their own 40 yard line. A 20 yard pass to Colton Elrod would take the Panthers to the Tiger 40. On the next play Colton would score on a 40 yard pass, putting the Panthers up 19-6. On the ensuing kick off Ty Gathright made a perfect squib kick, and the ball was recovered by Ryan Ronces. The Panthers would then run a reverse good for 45 yards down to the Tiger 4 yard line. Colton Elrod would then catch a 4 yard pass good for the TD, giving the Panthers a 25-6 halftime lead. The Panthers would start strong in the second half, with a 50 yard kick off down to the Tiger goal line, and John Hodge would stop the Tiger runner for no gain. The Tigers would not make it very far, as Colton Elrod would intercept a pass, giving the ball back to the Panthers. Tyler Lyons would punch in the final score on a 2-yard plunge, and with the conversion pass good, the Panthers were up 32-6. Ty Gathright would thwart the Tigers on their next series by intercepting a pass, and the Panthers would leave Dripping Springs with a 5-1 record and qualified for the playoffs. The coaches commended the offensive line for great blocking and pass protection, and overall are extremely proud of how these kids keep improving every week. The JV Gold will face Johnson City for their final regular season game Saturday in Johnson City.