Jemison rebounds to beat Southside-Selma

Published 12:08 am Saturday, September 5, 2009

Everyone knew the Panthers were going to win Friday night. The only question was which Panthers.

Jemison handily won the catfight at home against Southside-Selma, 41-14.

Coming off a loss against rival Chilton County, the Panthers now improve to 1-1 and 1-0 in Class 4A, Region 3.

Quarterback Bartavious Hall scored with 3:19 to go in the first quarter, putting Southside up 0-6. The team then missed its 2-point conversion attempt.

Jemison would get back on track behind star player Javae Swindle.

The super sophomore ran for touchdowns, caught touchdowns, played under center, grabbed an interception, netted several tackles and ran back kickoffs.

Jemison’s first score came from a 32-yard Swindle run. The scores would then come quickly and often.

Jemison quarterback Scott Clements found Swindle from 25 yards out for six. A 15-yard run by Swindle would make the score 21-6 with 9:16 to go in the third.

Clements then scored on a quarterback keep to make the score 27-6. Isa Bentley added another touchdown with a 3-yard run midway through the fourth quarter.

Southside-Selma found the end zone again off a quarterback keeper from the 1-yard line, but it was too little, too late.

Jemison’s David Kind ran in from 19 yards out to cap the night’s score with 55.7 seconds to go in the game.