The Smith Golden Eagles had some offense going on at Tarpley Stadium with their young quarterback Jeff Sims at the helm, but the pitter-patter of little/big feet from JR Peterson, David Amerson and Travores Jenkins was too much as the Panthers took out the Eagles, 47-20….
Sims threw for 127 yards and two TD’s(one to Eric Ebron and one to Anthony Johnson who wears #6, but it looked almost like a #5 with the mud settling in) and Sims sparked Smith to a 14-14 tie with Dudley, but the Panthers refuse to lose in their house at Tarpley Stadium….
And the real big “Kicker” is the fact that the Dudley Panthers now have a kicker, sophomore Brandon Burkes. Burkes the younger brother of former Dudley baseball player Ronnie Burkes, is now doing the job.
The Dudlley Panthers have a kicker and they are kicking extra points!!!!! Burkes was 5-6 on his PAT kicks Saturday night in the Panther win and the last time Dudley was kicking PAT’s was in the State Championship game with Ricky Lewis doing the PAT booting in the win over Charlotte Catholic back in 2007…
Brandon Burkes is also a Dudley baseball player, as is current QB Alex Moore and both are very good ones and they are both now equally as good at football.
JR Peterson ran for three scores and caught a pass from Moore for one more and after David Amerson’s 78-yard kickoff return for a TD with just 9 seconds left in the first half, it was Dudley on the way to the second round of the NCHSAA playoffs.
The hit by Jenkins on Sims during the interception return, pretty much ended the night for young QB Sims, as it was lights out, as Jenkins came barrelling down the highway with that pass he picked off on the errant Sims toss. Jenkins is one of the best success stories in the Triad this season. He has been a force on the Dudley defense all year at his linebacker spot and one year ago, Travores was on the Dudley scout-team and barely in a Panther uniform, with the exception of his practice gear.
From a practice player to a game-changer, that’s our man Travores Jenkins….
JR Peterson with the pitter-patter of his runnigback feet put that game out of anyone’s reach last night with those 3TD runs from the Wildcat spot in the backfield and added one more score with that catch from Alex Moore. Peterson runs some of the best pass routes you will ever see from a big back and the #28, is making some fans be unable to see straight, on this Sunday afternoon.
David Amerson is a simply what the coaches call, a “playmaker”. That kid just keeps on making one big play after another and High Point Central is due at Tarpley Stadium this Friday night and after that you might see a Ragsdale Tiger running around at the Panthers’ Den on Thanksgiving Weekend.
A fine game by the young man Sims, but you can never be too careful and you will not be safe at any time, when those Dudley Panther headhunters come looking for you. If and when they find you, it’s over Brother.
Just like Joseph Level, Buster Brown, Marty “The One Man Party” Freeman and Lemon Lyme would say over at 97.1 QMG, the Pitter-Patter of those JR Peterson/David Amerson day-after the Rainy Day Blues, can leave mud-tracks on your shoes, when you are trying to run those Panther players down and when Travores Jenkins puts a Panther-Pop on you, there ain’t no getting up or getting back in the game….
Game over from Saturday, 47-20 Panthers, and they say bring on the Bison, it’s Panther Time at Tarpley……….