Guam High's Nicholas Keefe goes up to block a George Washington extra-point try after the Geckos' second touchdown. DONNA RHODES/SPECIAL TO STRIPES
Guam High's Nicholas Keefe goes up to block a George Washington extra-point try after the Geckos' second touchdown. DONNA RHODES/SPECIAL TO STRIPES

Football: Guam High's semifinal woes continue in loss to Geckos

Stars and Stripes

MANGILAO, Guam – For the third time in four seasons, Guam High’s football team fell short of a berth in the island finals, doing so in Saturday’s semifinal against George Washington - again.

The Geckos downed the Panthers 20-7 at George Washington’s home field. Guam (6-3) will play for third place next Friday at 7 p.m. at Panthers Field against Simon Sanchez.

“We had plenty of opportunities” to win Saturday, coach Jacob Dowdell said. But the Panthers made what Dowdell termed young mistakes, enough to cost them a shot to play in the finals next Saturday against Father Duenas.

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