Panthers lose a tight one at Foothill College

Panthers lose a tight one at Foothill College

Juan Herrera’s 23-yard field goal with 12:17 left in the fourth quarter provided Hartnell College its only points as the Panthers football team dropped its defensive-minded opener 7-3 to host Foothill College. Hartnell fumbled three times, losing it twice on its 3-yard line. One of those turnovers led to the only TD of the game just 30 seconds prior to the half. Panthers freshman quarterback Devin Daich, a Monte Vista Christian School alum, threw for 193 yards, but the offense failed to convert on several red zone opportunities. Daich finished 13 of 35 and a pair of costly interceptions. Route running may have contributed to the turnovers. J’uan Campbell finished with four catches for 70 yards. The Panthers were held to 68 yards rushing on 31 attempts. Seaside High alum Keishawn Robinson led the way with 32 yards on 11 carries. The Panther defense held Foothill to 174 yards passing and just 89 yards rushing. Hartnell’s Darren Jones intercepted a pass and Angel Maldonado, Christian Olmos, and Matt Wright recovered fumbles for the Panthers. Hartnell’s Chauncey Jackson recorded a team-high tackles. Matt Wright and Brian Grace each recorded 1.5 sacks and Alexis Ramos has one. The Panthers (0-1) host Shasta next. (In photo, team at practice)