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Perry: Total domination over Howard

Jamari Stone scored his first touchdown. He liked it so much he did it again.

His scores were among seven the Panthers put on the board Friday in their 49-0 Homecoming win over Howard.

Perry dominated and that’s an understatement. The Huskies, aside from throwing a pair of interceptions, did nothing but punt. In fact, most of its possessions were three-and-outs. It never made it to the Panthers’ side of the field and the game itself was played to a running clock. Well … That is, after Tavares Simmons’ 85-yard kickoff return to start the third quarter and make it 49-0, then it was played to a running clock.

Perry scored on its first two possessions, punted, then scored on its next three to close out the half.

The first came was on a 36-yard run by Demetrious Carter. The Panthers had taken the ball on Howard’s 37, ran it for a yard, then gave it to him for the score. Caden Camp made the point after. That came with 9:48 left in the first.

The second score was part of a seven-play drive that went 63 yards. It was finished off by a 22-yard run by Dakarai Anderson. Camp made it 14-0 with 3:54 on the clock.

Stone’s two scores followed. His first capped off a two-play possession. The first play was the key: A 48-yard pass from Armar Gordon Jr. to Kory Pettigrew that put it on the 5. Stone’s score and Camp’s point after made it 21-0 with 10:50 left in the half.

His second score was two yards. It was set up by Camerin Marshall’s punt return.

Following an interception, Perry went 35 yards and scored on a 15-yard pass from Gordon to Kiel Sparks. That came at the 2:11 mark. The Huskies punted to give the Panthers the ball back on their own 38 and with just 24 seconds left in the half. A pass from Gordon to Traveon Wright put it on the 14. Two passes later Gordon hit Pettigrew for the score. Camp’s point after made it 42-0.

The third was characterized, in addition to the running clock, by a slew of fresh uniforms and plenty of punts – two by the Panthers and two by Howard. Perry also turned it over on downs once while the Huskies lost it with about a minute left to play on a fumble.

The Panthers improved to 4-1 overall, and just as important, started Region 2-AAAA with a win. The Huskies suffered their first loss in five games and opened at 0-1.

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