Panthers roll over Holt, stay unbeaten

Published 11:35 pm Friday, September 9, 2011

By James Dubuisson | Special to the Advertiser

Jemison blew out visiting Holt, 54-17, Friday night even after being held scoreless in the first quarter.

The Panthers had the ball on HHS’s 24-yard line to start the second quarter, and senior running back Javae Swindle ran the ball in for his first touchdown of the night. JHS led 7-3 with 11:50 left in the half.

JHS’s next drive ended with a 2-yard Swindle touchdown run with 4:31 left in the quarter. JHS led 14-3.

Holt’s next drive was halted in large part by two sacks on back-to-back plays by Panther senior Madison Bolton.

Three plays later, it appeared as if JHS quarterback Tre Bryant was about to be taken down for a sack on a broken play when he flipped the ball to Swindle, who turned up field and ran the ball into the end zone on the 54-yard reception.

The Panthers would pull away in the second half as Swindle scored two more rushing touchdowns in the third quarter, one of 18 yards with 10:40 left in the third and the other from 3 yards out with 8:43 left in the game.

Panther quarterback Tre Bryant hit classmate Eddie Hubbard on a 32-yard touchdown pass with 4:15 left in the quarter. Sophomore quarterback Jacob Hatch would also score in the quarter with a 15-yard run.

Hatch would open up the scoring in the fourth quarter, as he had a 2-yard rushing touchdown.