Panthers tamed on the road at Holtville
Published 11:28 am Saturday, October 1, 2022
By Carey Reeder | Staff Writer
Jemison High School lost to AHSAA Class 5A Region 3 rival Holtville High School on Sept. 30 49-16 to drop the Panthers to 2-4 in 2022, and 1-2 in the region.
Down 29-0 and under two minutes left in the first half, Jemison built some momentum as running back Efrain Villeda took a long run down to the Holtville 35-yard line. Quarterback Jackson Padlo found Guyton Price on a pass that put the Panthers at the doorstep of the end zone. Villeda was able to punch in the three-yard touchdown run, and Padlo connected with Price for the two-point conversion to cut the lead down to 29-8.
Juan Carlos Sanchez intercepted the last Holtville pass of the first half to send Jemison to the locker room on a positive note.
In the second half, Jemison found themselves deep in Holtville territory again after Padlo and Coden Cummings paired for a pass that put the Panthers at the 12-yard line. Padlo finished off the drive himself to cut the lead down to 36-16. Holtville added two more touchdowns late in the game.
Jemison (2-4) hosts Dempolis on Oct. 7 at 7 p.m. in the Panthers next region matchup. Holtville (3-3) travels to Marbury for a region matchup as well on Oct. 7.