JEMISON — Corner jumped out to an early lead, but homestanding Jemison went on a tear and scored seven straight touchdowns, on their way to a 54-27 win over the Yellow Jackets on Friday night.
The Jackets had the momentum early, with Hunter Doppler finding the end zone from five yards out with 3:55 left in the first quarter. The Panthers answered 81 seconds later to tie the game, but
Corner struck again on a 53-yard pass from Chase Best to Dylan Adamson 74 seconds after that.
But that was pretty much all she wrote for the visitors, as they went on a scoring frenzy despite being outdone on the stat sheet.
Much of the damage came at the hands of Randy Satterfield, who scored on a 40-yard pass from Kevin Nunn, then on two punt returns — one for 58 yards late in the first half, and another for 75 midway through the third.
Nunn also scored on a pair of 1-yard touchdown dives, and John Underwood ran for scores from 10 and four yards. Keyshawn Jemison added a 5-yard scoring dash early in the fourth quarter for the last touchdown of the streak for the Panthers.
Corner posted to touchdowns with the reserves in the game in the fourth quarter. Chase Goodwin had a 45-yard touchdown run, and Chris Huff threw a 33-yard pass to Jacob Manning for the final score of the game with 1:20 left.
Amazingly, the Jackets outgained the Panthers 422 yards to 253 offense from scrimmage, but much of that was offset by Satterfield’s kick returns that aren’t part of that total. Goodwin led all rushers with seven carries for 71 yards, while Doppler gained 66 yards on 12 carries. Jemison led the Panther ground game with 67 yards on 15 carries.
Best was 9-for-17 in passing for 115 yards.
Corner linebacker Jake Averhart led the defense with 14 tackles and a quarterback sack before leaving the game with an injury in the fourth quarter.
The loss ends the Jackets’ five-game spell on the road. Corner (3-4, 2-3 region) returns home for a must-win regional matchup with Carbon Hill next week.