The Panthers rolled into week 2 of the regular season undefeated, and they rolled out the same way. Big plays, an unrelenting defense and more speed than the law should allow, propelled Abbeville to a convincing 52-17 win over the Emerald Vikings. The Panthers moved to 3-0 on the season, as Emerald remained winless at 0-3.
Dylan Beauford started the scoring onslaught for the Panthers when he hit a career best 46 yard field goal with 6:37 to play in the first quarter. The kick would have been good from 50+. Junior quarterback JD Moore added a 35 yard touchdown run just a minute later to put the Panthers up 10-0. The tone was set and the game was pretty much in the bag from that point forward. The Panther defense never allowed Emerald to get in a rhythm by applying constant pressure from their defensive front. Nate Temple, Ar’Darius Burton, and Carson Smith harassed the
Viking quarterback to the point that he finished 1-9 passing for 49 yards and an interception, courtesy of Quadarius Gullibeaux. The next Viking punt pinned the Panthers back to the 3 yard line. The second play from scrimmage saw Panther senior Courtney Jackson catch another gear and out race everyone for a 93 yard touchdown. Jackson wasn’t done with the afterburners yet either. After a 37 yard Emerald field goal, Jackson took the ensuing kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown. Jackson finished the night with 4 carries for 112 yards and a touchdown. Giving him 197 total yards and two TD’s for the game. JD Moored added to his passing touchdown tally on the season as he hit Quad Woods and Ja’Bryan Sanders for TD tosses of 28 and 38 yards respectively. A blocked punt recovered by Ar’Darius Burton for a TD, right before halftime made the score 45-10 and completely out of reach. A continuous clock in the second half was the only thing that slowed the A-Train down. 52-17 final.
The Panthers will be on the road again this week as they travel to Southside Christian. The Sabers are 2-1 on the season, losing by one point last week to Woodruff. This game will be fun as two completely different offenses will take the field. The Panthers with their pound and ground attack, versus Southside Christian’s fast paced, spread areal attack. A full preview will be available on Thursday. As always…
God Bless and Go Panthers!!!