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JHS unable to finish off win against Marbury

The Jemison Panthers lost 18-13 in a heartbreaker on the road to the Marbury Bulldogs on Sept. 11.

It is a game that will sting for a while after the Panthers had a 13-12 lead and the ball with about 5 minutes left in the game but were unable to close the deal.

Jemison turned the ball over with a fumble on the drive and suddenly it was Marbury who had possession with a chance to go down and win.

The Bulldogs were able to capitalize on the turnover and grabbed the lead with a late touchdown that proved to be the game-winner.

James Wright completed four of 12 pass attempts for 48 yards and a 29-yard touchdown strike to Hayden Robinson.

Wright also led the team with 73 rushing yards on 10 carries, while Hunter Baker chipped in 51 yards on the ground.

The Panthers put forth a stingy defensive effort that was led by Ryan Harris’s 12 tackles, two of which were tackles for a loss.

Jemison forced a pair of turnovers on the night with Josh Gilliland intercepting a pass, and Luke Mitchell recovering a fumble.

Gilliland showcased his versatility during the contest by finishing with 10 tackles, as well as running for a touchdown on offense and breaking loose for a 44-yard kickoff return.

Next up for Jemison is another region road date, this time against Sipsey Valley on Sept. 18.