Guam High's Jalen Thach tries to shed a block by Tiyan's Christian Mendiola to go after Titans ball carrier Christopher Cowart. DONNA RHODES/SPECIAL TO STRIPES
Guam High's Jalen Thach tries to shed a block by Tiyan's Christian Mendiola to go after Titans ball carrier Christopher Cowart. DONNA RHODES/SPECIAL TO STRIPES

Football: Panthers top Tiyan to advance to Guam semifinals

Stars and Stripes

AGANA HEIGHTS, Guam – Jalen Thach was one of two Guam High football players named to the All-Island first team earlier this week.

On Saturday against Tiyan, he showed some reasons why.

The junior receiver-defensive back caught two touchdown passes, made two drive-killing end-zone interceptions, defended four passes and had 12 tackles as the Panthers routed Tiyan 41-12 in the first round of the Interscholastic Football League playoffs.

“He was the man of the hour,” coach Jacob Dowdell said of Thach, who along with junior quarterback Travon Jacobs was named to the All-Island first team. Five other Panthers were selected second team.

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