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Panthers have no problem with Holt

The Jemison Panthers easily took care of the Holt Ironmen on Friday.

The team won, 49-28, in a game more lopsided than the final score shows.

The Panthers now look ahead to Class 5A powerhouse Shelby County next week and then the first round of state playoffs.

Jemison led 41-6 at halftime, giving the starters a rest and second- and third-stringers plenty of action in the second half.

Eddie Hubbard started the fireworks with a 66-yard touchdown run.

Quarterback Scott Clements then found Javae Swindle from 12 yards out to put the Panthers up 13-0.

Holt would make things interesting, if only briefly, with a nice punt return that helped set up a 2-yard run by quarterback Daryl Harris.

That’s a close as the score would get the rest of the contest.

Jemison answered with a 21-yard TD pass from Clements to Patrick Sims and then a 14-yard touchdown run by Swindle.

The score was 27-6 with 5:34 to go in the second quarter.

Isa Bentley and Swindle again scored two more rushing touchdowns before the break.

Neither team scored in the third quarter.

Holt added three touchdowns in the fourth quarter, but it was too little, too late. Dustin McDonald also ran in from 21 yards out to cap Jemison’s scoring for the night.

On defense, Cody Greer was all over the ball and grabbed two interceptions.

Cole Thompson also blocked a punt for the Panthers.