North Georgia Gladiators Defeat Georgia Panthers In Regular Season Showdown

The North Georgia Gladiators and Georgia Panthers entered their highly anticipated meeting with playoff seeding on the line in the NDFL. The Gladiators entered the game at 6-1 and the Panthers entered at 7-1.

It was all North Georgia Gladiators early thanks to quarterback Joey Vicary. Vicary scored on touchdown runs of 60 and 2 yards on the Gladiators first two possessions to give them a 14-0 lead after one period of play. The Gladiators would add another score on a T.J. Hamilton 2-yard touchdown run opening their lead out to 21-0.

The Panthers would finally get something going when Shane McCleskly hit Trey Wolfe on a 15-yard touchdown pass to make the score 21-7. They would keep the momentum going with a defensive stand forcing a punt and  Tamir Chester returned a botched punt 35 yards to the house and the Panthers trailed 21-14. North Georgia would add another touchdown when Joey Vicary hit Mo Issak from 40 yards out and the Gladiators took a 28-14 lead into halftime.

After a scoreless third quarter the Gladiators  would continue to pile it on in the fourth quarter adding a pair of field goals and another touchdown opening up a 41-14 lead. The Panthers added another touchdown late for window dressing making the final margin 41-20. The Gladiators extend their winning streak to five in a row and improve to 8-1 on the season and are slated to travel to the Chattanooga Outlaws next week. Chattanooga is 4-4 on the year and were off this week according to the league website.

You can hear the full broadcast of the North Georgia Gladiators win over the Georgia Panthers here on All The Time Sports.


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