Panthers outlast Dora on the road

Published 12:55 am Saturday, October 19, 2013

Jemison overcame a sluggish first half to post a 26-21 win over Dora on Friday.

The Panthers’ hosts scored first, with 7:22 remaining in the first quarter, when a punt was fumbled deep in Jemison territory and recovered by Dora for a touchdown.

Jemison answered with an 11-yard pass from Kevin Nunn to RaeQuane Jones, but a missed point-after try left the Panthers (7-1, 5-1) trailing 7-6.

Dora (4-4, 3-3) scored again and held a 14-6 advantage through halftime, but Dora’s punter kicked the ball into his blockers and Jemison’s Justin Caudle recovered in the end zone for a JHS score with 7:10 remaining in the third quarter.

The Panthers converted a two-point try on a reverse pass from John Underwood to Nunn, tying the score at 14-all.

Jemison took its first lead on a one-yard run by Underwood with 8:34 left to play in the game, and then the visitors added a three-yard run by Keyshawn Jemison to push the lead to 26-14.

Dora blocked a punt and returned it for a touchdown with 1:58 left. Jemison recovered the onside kick.

Nunn completed four passes in 12 attempts for 90 yards.

The Panthers’ potent rushing attack was limited by Dora, as Keyshawn Jemison and Underwood tallied a team-high 31 yards each, on nine carries and 13 carries, respectively.

Jones recorded a team-high 16 tackles, while Caudle added 11.5 tackles and a sack.