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The Georgiana Panthers faced the Millry Wildcats in the first round of playoffs Friday night. Leading up to the big game Panther Coach Ezell Powell says the best part of being in the playoffs is being at home.
Coach Powell said, “It’s an awesome accomplishment for any coach to lead his group into the playoffs but for me it’s better because I’m at home with a lot of my family members and friends children. My son is part of this great run and turn around here which also make it special.”
The Panthers beat the Wildcats 28-6. The Panthers were not able to score until late in the first quarter making the score 7-6. It wasn’t until the fourth quarter that Georgiana was able to score again.
“We finally settled down and started to run the football. The offensive line started to control the line of scrimmage more and we stuck with what was working”, said Coach Powell.
The Panthers were able to score three more times, while never allowing the Wildcats to score again. There is still work ahead of them next week as they face the Isabella Mustangs at home Friday night.
Coach Powell said, “We need to work on not coming out slow on offense and continue to play well on defense.”
Coach Powell told his guys to enjoy each and every moment you have playing with your teammates and to play hard. That is exactly what they did and continue to do.
Cameron Longmire had 10 carries for 105-yards and one touchdown, Christian Williams had three carries for 81-yards and one touchdown and JaMichael Stallworth had 7 carries for 56-yards and one touchdown.
On defense, Jercary Brewer had 12 tackles and one interception, Cameron Longmire had 12 tackles and a fumble recovery for a 67-yard touchdown and Lecedric Hayes had 13 tackles.