Swindle scores 4 TDs as Panthers hold on

Published 11:47 pm Friday, September 24, 2010

Jemison won a shootout at Calera on Friday, 41-38.

The Panthers (3-2, 2-1 Class 4A, Region 4) survived a late rally by the hosts that included a touchdown with about 1 minute left to play and a successfully recovered onside kick.

Junior running back Javae Swindle amassed a respectable 79 yards on seven carries in the first half but then exploded in the second half and finished with 283 yards on 24 rushes.

He scored on runs of 35 yards, 80 yards, 4 yards and 15 yards.

Junior quarterback Trey Bryant, filling in for injured Scott Clements, completed nine passes in 19 attempts for 157 yards and two touchdowns.

One of the scoring strikes was to freshman Randy Satterfield, and the other was to junior Eddie Hubbard, who caught six passes for 120 yards.

Senior Isa Bentley led the defense with 10 tackles, and fellow senior M.J. McKenzie had nine stops and three fumble recoveries.