Jemison fumbles away late lead

Published 12:34 am Saturday, September 21, 2013

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Jemison lost its first game of the season to Bibb County on Friday, 26-19.

Host Bibb County scored first with a quarterback draw that went all the way to the end zone.

JHS answered, though, with a 40-yard pass from Kevin Nunn to Kortlin Zeigler with 11 seconds remaining in the first quarter.

But with zeroes on the clock, Bibb ran back the ensuing kickoff 82 yards for a score to make it 14-7.

The Panthers (3-1) could have tied the game in the third quarter on a 1-yard run by Keyshawn Jemison, but the point-after attempt failed.

A 4-yard run by Jemison in the fourth quarter gave JHS the lead, and the Panthers were driving for another score when they lost a fumble that would lead to a Bibb TD and a 20-19 lead.

The Choctaws ran an interception back for a touchdown as time expired to produce the final score.

Keyshawn Jemison ran 24 times for 136 yards, while RaeQuane Jones recorded 17 tackles.

Three of Jones’ tackles went for a loss, and the senior also forced a fumble.

PJ Blue tallied 15 tackles, one sack and a fumble recovery.

Nunn completed six passes in 13 attempts for 102 yards.