Rolesville scored first in the school’s first home varsity football game since 1961 – the last season for the previously named school. DeMichael Johnson’s 27-yard field goal on the Rams’ opening drive, though, was surpassed by three Panther Creek quarterbacks passing for four touchdowns in the Catamounts’ 41-16 win.
Dom Samson’s 65-yard touchdown pass to Toney Bass earned Panther Creek (1-1) the lead for good with 9:38 remaining in the first quarter. Brenden Magner connected with Justin Smalls for 30 yards inside the second quarter’s 30-second mark for the first of Magner’s two touchdown strikes that led to a 20-10 halftime score – and commenced an hour-long lightning delay.
Magner, who added a 1-yard scamper for six more points with 8:14 to go in the third quarter, and Ivoree Atkinson covered 63 yards for six more points and a 34-10 Catamounts advantage entering the final stanza.
Panther Creek saved its longest play for last, when Jordan Cain’s pass reached Diamante Taylor in stride on the way to a 99-yard touchdown reception with 4:38 remaining. Catamounts kicker Phillip Stone booted a pair of first quarter field goals (21 and 40 yards) along with three extra points.
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Rolesville (0-3) tallied its first home varsity football touchdown 2 minutes, 38 seconds before halftime. Rams quarterback Carnaji Andrews fired a completion to E.J. Hicks – on a slant pattern from the left side – before Hicks battled his way for the last of 15 yards that put him in the end zone.