Falcons fly by Jemison

Published 11:55 pm Friday, October 17, 2014

Jemison dropped a home region game Friday to Central-Tuscaloosa, 31-21.

The Falcons are now 5-3 overall and 3-3 in the region, while JHS drops to 3-5 and 2-4.

During the last home game of the Panthers’ season, Falcons senior Quendarius Davis started out the first quarter with a touchdown within the first 20 seconds of the game.

Junior Eldric Jones scored a second time for the Falcons before Jemison junior quarterback Phillip Lenoir scored for the Panthers, making the score 12-7 at the end of the first quarter.

Senior Shawn Poe scored for the Panthers in the second quarter, and freshman Eric Evans added a touchdown in the third quarter, but the Panthers could not keep up against the Falcons, who scored two touchdowns of their own in the third quarter.

Evans carried the ball 15 times for 48 yards.

Lenoir rushed 18 times for 80 yards, and Poe had 11 carries for 35 yards.

Defensively, junior P.J. Blue had nine tackles for the Panthers and three assists; Poe had eight tackles and four assists; and senior Alex Smith had six tackles, one assist and one interception.

“I thought we played really hard tonight,” Jemison head coach Jake Hogan said. “I wish Central-Tuscaloosa the best of luck. On our end, it is just disappointing to lose a home game, but we will go lick our wounds and move forward.”