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Jemison falls to Demopolis in Homecoming game

By BRANDON SUMRALL/ Special to the Advertiser

The long, tough football season for the Jemison Panthers continued on Friday night as the visiting Demopolis Tigers took down the Panthers on Homecoming by a score of 59-7.

The Tigers wasted no time on offense during the first quarter, scoring on each and every possession during the period, putting Jemison in a mighty hole after one quarter of play.

The trend continued in the second quarter as Tigers running back Kelvin Rowser added another Demopolis touchdown on a 42-yard touchdown carry, putting the Tigers up 33-0 early in the second period of play.

The ensuing possession by the Panthers ended after three plays three plays, however, Demopolis muffed a Jemison punt, setting up the Panthers at the Demopolis 26-yard line. The good field position did little to help the Panthers as an interception by Kevin McElroy of Demopolis gave the ball back the Tigers at their own 26-yard line.

Five plays later, a 37-yard touchdown pass to Drew Seymore gave the Tigers a 40-0 lead with 6:49 remaining in the first half.

The Demopolis offense was not done for the first half, however, as they tacked on one more touchdown with 4:25 to play. Vincent Deas hauled in the touchdown reception from 48 yards out to make it 46-0 in favor of the Tigers.

The ensuing possession for the Panthers saw them score their only points of the night when running back Matthew Brasher broke loose for a 38-yard touchdown, cutting the Tigers’ lead to 46-7 at the half.

The second half of the contest was relatively quiet, as a pair of Tigers touchdowns in the third quarter brought the game to its final score of 59-7.