Panthers’ perfection ruined

Published 12:08 am Saturday, September 27, 2008

Blake Yance’s 96-yard touchdown pass to Garrett Salter early in the fourth quarter sealed a controversial 26-14 win to hand Jemison its first defeat of the season.

Jemison had a chance to cut the lead when they got down to the Chelsea 2-yard line. Eric Argo appeared to throw an incomplete pass to Javea Swindle, but the referees ruled the pass as a catch and fumble, which was recovered by Chelsea.

Jemison coaches argued the call and were flagged twice for unsportsmanlike conduct.

Salter opened the scoring on a 25-yard touchdown run. The extra point failed.

With one second left in the first quarter, Eric Argo passed to Patrick Sims for a 27-yard score.

The extra point gave Jemison a 7-6 lead at the end of the period.

Salter scored his second touchdown on a10-yard run.

With 23 seconds left in the half, Blake Yance threw a 12-yard touchdown to Luke Moore. The extra point made it 20-7 at halftime.

Sims and Argo hooked up again in the third quarter on a 33-yard scoring play, cutting the lead to 20-14.

Backed up on their own 4-yard line, Yance threw a pass to Salter, and he took it all the way to put the game out of reach.

In the second quarter, Chelsea’s Brandon Parker was ejected from the game for unsportsmanlike conduct.

– Darlene Paschal