Elbert Hamilton Jr. rushed for 241 yards, including a pair of touchdowns, as the visiting Panthers (2-0) took the lead in the second quarter and never relinquished it in this nonleague game.
In a high-scoring first 18 minutes of the game, Antioch took a 19-14 lead. There was no more scoring until the fourth quarter,
Hamilton Jr. rushed 19 yards into the end zone to give the Panthers a 25-14 lead with 6:46 left.
"I saw a hole. I knew I had to hit it, so I hit it," said Hamilton Jr. about his final touchdown of the game.
Northgate (1-1) scored with four seconds remaining on a 3-yard run by Jimmy Sharpe, then a two-point conversion pass from Joe Pelletier to Fisi Tavake narrowed Antioch's lead to 25-22. But the Broncos' onside kick was unsuccessful.
Antioch quarterback Hunter Karnthong rushed for 98 yards in the victory, including touchdown runs of 1- and 7-yards. The Panthers rushed for 343 yards as a team.
Northgate was paced in rushing by Eric Haynes with 70 yards. He also scored a pair of first-half touchdowns for the Broncos. Pelletier completed 10 of his 18 passes for 134 yards.
The Panthers took the opening kickoff and marched 67 yards to score on a 1-yard run by Karnthong. But Northgate answered back with a 68-yard touchdown drive, capped by a 7-yard run by Haynes. He also ran in a two-point conversion for an 8-7 Northgate lead.
But Antioch struck again quickly. On the first play of its next drive,
Northgate retook the lead on Haynes' second TD of the half, a 6-yard run. But Antioch proceeded to end a 65-yard drive with a 7-yard run by Karnthong and a 19-14 lead with 6:41 left in the first half.
Antioch 25, Northgate 22
Antioch 13 6 0 6-- 25
Northgate 8 6 0 8-- 22
A -- Karnthong 1 run (Velasquez kick)
N -- Haynes 7 run (Haynes run)
A -- Hamilton Jr. 66 run (kick failed)
N -- Haynes 6 run (run failed)
A -- Karnthong 7 run (run failed)
A -- Hamilton Jr. 19 run (run failed)
N -- Sharpe 3 run (Tavake pass from Pelletier)
Rushing: A -- Hamilton Jr. 29-241, Karnthong 23-98, Wall 1-4. Totals 53-343. N -- Haynes 11-70, Sharpe 9-38, Pelletier 12-37, Voorhees 3-32, Tavake 9-28, Smith 1-4. Totals 45-209. Passing: A -- Karnthong 5-11-1 55. N -- Pelletier 10-18-1 134. Receiving: A -- Dawson 2-16, Jones 2-15, Papagani 1-24. Totals 5-55. N -- Lee 6-90, Smith 3-36, Sharpe 1-8. Totals 10-134. Fumbles/lost: Antioch -- 0/0, Northgate -- 3/1. Records: Antioch 2-0, Northgate 1-1.