After the Panthers’ Homecoming win two weeks ago, Quitman met up in Mendenhall to face off against the Tigers.
After the two teams lined up on the 50 yard line, #5 Akylin Dear kicked off the first quarter of the game. The ball landed in the hands of the Tigers, who pushed the ball to the Tigers’ 42 yard line. The Panthers’ defensive line pushed the Tigers as far back as the Tiger 45 yard line before the Tigers retaliated with a punt back to the 50 yard line.
After the Punt, the Panthers pushed the ball to the Tiger 40 yard line. Dear passed the ball to #8 J’lon McCoy, who ran the ball all the way to the Tiger 20 yard line. The Tigers and the Panthers pushed the ball back and forth with no touchdown from either side.
In the second quarter of the game, the Tigers gained control of the ball and pushed it from the Tiger 45 yard line to the Panther endzone. The Tigers’ touchdown was met with a successful PAT and earned the Tigers 7 points against the Panthers. The Tigers struck again as the Tigers ran the ball to the Panther end zone. The Tigers’ touchdown was followed with a successful PAT and earned the Tigers another 7 points.
The Panthers pushed back to Tigers’ end zone in just three plays. The Panthers’ touchdown was met with a successful PAT, but to the disbelief of everyone in the stands, the Big Blue Crew behind the Tiger’s goal post, and the coaches, the referees called the PAT unsuccessful. The strong outcry of Panther fans didn’t phase the referees, and the game continued with the Panthers only receiving 6 points.
The halftime score was Panthers 6 and Tigers 14.
In the final two quarters of the game, the Panthers and the Tigers pushed the ball back and forth. The Tigers scored the final touchdown of the game and followed up with a successful PAT.
The final score of the game was Panthers 6 - Tigers 21.
As the main season comes to an end, the Panthers only have two games left in the season. The Panthers will travel to Newton County to face off against the Cougars.