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Panthers rebound from first loss of season

Jemison High School’s Panthers (5-1) celebrated homecoming last night with a 53-14 win over Dallas County’s Hornets (1-5).

Merrell Morrow scored four touchdowns, including a 47-yard touchdown run in the second quarter. Quarterback Eric Argo passed for a touchdown and had 141 yards passing.

The swarming Panther Defense held the Hornets in check and scored a touchdown on an interception and forced Hornet quarterback Justin Mcafee to fall on a fumble in the end zone that produced a safety for the Panthers.

Morrow opened the scoring on a four-yard run at the 8:49 mark in the first quarter. The Panthers added a 2-point safety, and Argo scored the second Panther touchdown of the quarter on a three-yard run with 44 seconds left.

Morrow scored twice in the second quarter on runs of 47 yards and five yards and Argo passed for a touchdown. Mcafee passed to Brandon Harvell in the second quarter to trail the Panthers, 34-6 at the half.

Morrow scored again in the third quarter on a five-yard run mid-way through the period and Jesse Taylor intercepted a Mcafee pass and ran 60 yards to score, giving the Panthers a 47-six lead at the three-quarter mark.

Isa Bentley scored the Panthers’ final touchdown on a five-yard run with 5:33 to play. With 22 seconds to play Brandon Jackson scored for Dallas County on a 40-yard run. Talmadge Ross ran in the two-point conversion to end scoring at 53-14.

Next week the Panthers will travel to Greensboro.