BATON ROUGE, LA. – Woodlawn hosted Dutchtown for its district opener in a battle of the undefeated (Griffins 4-0) and the winless (Panthers 0-3). Woodlawn came up short last week, losing to Zachary 35-28, but the Panthers’ offensive explosion carried into the team’s home opener.
Tennessee commit Dylan Sampson was the headliner for running backs in Friday’s game, but Woodlawn’s one-two punch with Amani Givens and Jae’Veon Haynes dominated the ground attack. Both Panthers’ ball carries scored the team’s first two touchdowns, and the defense only allowed Sampson to score Dutchtown’s lone first-half touchdown.
Woodlawn went into halftime up 20-7, and the defense stayed stout in the second half. Sampson scored on the second play from scrimmage in the third quarter to make the game 20-14, but the Griffins would not reach the endzone again.
Newly announced Purdue-commit quarterback Rickie Collins scored twice, through the air and on the ground, to cap off Woodlawn’s first win of the season.
Click the video to hear from head coach Marcus Randall on the win.