Panthers erupt for 50 factors within the first quarter towards Weaver, can win area title outright with a win over Piedmont at house subsequent week
By East Alabama Sports activities At the moment
Wellborn has one of many highest scoring offenses within the state this season and Friday evening it produced one of many all-time highest scoring quarters in state historical past.
The undefeated second-ranked Panthers erupted for 50 factors within the first quarter on the best way to a 69-0 pasting of winless Weaver. They’re now certainly one of solely 4 groups to attain no less than 50 in 1 / 4, in accordance the AHSAA file ebook.
- 55 – Homewood (75) vs. Ramsay (13), 2012, first quarter
- 54 – Thomasville (81) vs. Gulf Shores (14), 2004, first quarter
- 50 – Demopolis (64) vs. Eutaw (12), 2004, second quarter
- 50 – Wellborn (69) vs. Weaver (0), 2020, first quarter
“Unbelievable,” Wellborn coach Jeff Smith mentioned. “We weren’t making an attempt to, it simply occurred. It was not a objective. We weren’t making an attempt to set any scoring file or objective or something like that. Weaver’s simply down, they’ve received a bunch of younger youngsters and we’ve received a bunch of older youngsters. It’s simply not a great combine.”
The Panthers (8-0, 6-0) have scored 307 factors in eight video games this season. They’ve scored 49 or extra in 4 of their final 5 video games and have outscored their final 4 opponents 206-16.
You possibly can’t have 1 / 4 like they did Friday with out a whole lot of massive performs, and so they had loads.
Calvin Spinks returned the opening kickoff 80 yards for a landing, the Panthers added the two-point conversion and it was on. Earlier than the quarter ended, TiQuan Thomas (68 yards), Logan Brooks (17), Tae Traylor (15-yard move from Jett Smith), Spinks once more (51), Smith (49) and Jesse Lewis (55) all scored touchdowns.
They have been scoring touchdowns within the quarter on a median of each 90 seconds.
For Thomas, Spinks, Smith and Lewis the landing runs have been their solely carries of the sport. Spinks additionally returned a punt for a landing within the second quarter.
Omarion Curry and Beau Neely had landing runs within the second quarter. The groups performed with an eight-minute operating clock within the second half.
The Panthers amassed 507 yards of offense. Their protection held Weaver (0-8, 0-6) to zero web yards within the first half and 68 yards complete. The Bearcats have been shut out of their final two video games and have been outscored 191-8 of their three video games since getting back from COVID-19 quarantine. They’ve now misplaced 19 in a row.
The win places the Panthers on target to win the Class 3A Area 5 title towards No. 5 Piedmont Friday. In the event that they win the sport, they may declare the title outright – their first area title since 1995. In the event that they lose, the area falls right into a three-way tie for first (with Ohatchee) and the tiebreakers, which favor Piedmont, take over.
“We really feel very lucky to getting to try this,” Smith mentioned. “Some gamers don’t get to play for a championship and so they get to play for it on their very own discipline. I believe that’s enormous.”
Wellborn 69, Weaver 0
Weaver 0 0 0 0 – 0
Wellborn 50 19 0 0 – 69
Properly – Calvin Spinks 80 kickoff return (conversion good), 11:44 1Q
Properly – TiQuan Thomas 68 run (kick good), 9:21 1Q
Properly – Logan Brooks 17 run (kick good), 7:54 1Q
Properly – Tae Traylor 15 move from Jett Smith (kick good), 5:26 1Q
Properly – Calvin Spinks 51 run (kick good), 3:56 1Q
Properly – Jett Smith 49 run (kick good), 2:34 1Q
Properly – Jesse Lewis 55 run (kick good), 0:34 1Q
Properly – Omarion Curry 6 run (kick good), 9:54 2Q
Properly – Calvin Spinks 85 punt return (kick failed), 8:05 2Q
Properly – Beau Neely 34 run (kick failed), 0:30 2Q