Panthers maul Brewer PatriotsPublished 11:03am Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Special to the Enquirer
FLORETTE – Fourteen plays was all that it took to take advantage of a depleted Brewer team and give Southside-Gadsden all the momentum to put 28 points on the board in the first quarter, as the Panthers cruised to a 42-0 win.
The region leading Southside-Gasden Panthers were Brewer’s ninth challenge of the season and it was no contest. After getting three first-quarter touchdowns from senior Blake Devine, the Panthers did not look back from there.
Starting with their offensive plays of the contest, quarterback Greyson Daugherty was able to dump it off to Alaric Williams who cruised into the end zone untouched for the first points of the night.
The defensive effort set the tone on the night as well as only allowing one completion and making stops all night.
“We’ve learned some valuable lessons these past two weeks.” Coach Dan Styles said of the past two shutout losses.
Devine and the Panthers added two more scores in the second half and closing out the region schedule champions which is a huge accomplishment based on events that preceded the season.
Devine pressed the pedal again as he broke two tackles to make a 60-yard run look easy and cap off his scoring night which he accomplished 200 total yards with four touchdowns on only five touches.
The lone Patriot highlight was senior TJ Morrow racking up 57 yards, most of which came late in the contest.
Brewer lost its best playmaker in Brendon Deberry, who many think will be back for next week’s contest against rival Priceville.
“We’ve got to learn how to steer the ship when the seas are rough. Courage, selflessness are things that are necessary when adversity comes up,” Styles said.
“We’ve got an opportunity to go 4 and 6 and everybody should know that isn’t good enough. We’ve had some key spokes in the wheel but we still have a wheel and we got to keep it turning and go out and get a win.”