Smiths Station 49, Robert E. Lee 21: J.J. Dancy, Johnny Woods spark Panthers

Special to the Ledger-EnquirerOctober 5, 2012 

SMITHS STATION, Ala. -- Smiths Station scored 42 first-half points on the way to a 49-21 victory Friday night over Robert E. Lee at T.C. Britton Field.

The Panthers opened the game with a 12-play, 82-yard drive to go up 7-0 on Preston Reynolds 7-yard run.

Robert E. Lee's first drive was stopped by Tim Hester's interception of a tipped pass that set up the Panthers at the Generals' 40 yard line.

Six plays later, J.J. Dancy scored on a 7-yard run to put Smiths Station up 14-0.

On the first play of the second quarter, a snap went over the head of General punter Heath Fike. Fike was tackled at the Robert E Lee 1-yard line.

Dancy scored two plays later for a 21-0 Panther lead.

The Generals drove 65-yards on nine plays and got on the board with a 1-yard sneak by Lyndell Wilson to pull within 21-7.

The Panthers went to the air to set up its next score when Jerrell Gilmore hit Johnny Woods for a 44-yard pass to the General 25-yard line. Two plays later, Reynolds scored his second touchdown on a 23-yard run for a 28-7 lead.

Robert E Lee hit a reverse pass from Anthony Hooks to Dalvin White that went to the Panthers' 1-yard line. Wilson snuck in from the 1, closing the gap to 28-14.

Smiths Station answered with a 3-play, 66-yard scoring drive. Woods had a 47-yard run on a reverse to the General 20-yard line. Woods scored on the next play on a pass from Gilmore for a 35-14 lead.

The Panthers added a score with 36 seconds remaining in the half on Reynolds' third touchdown, a 3-yard run for a halftime lead of 42-14.

The Panthers rolled up 537 total yards of offense including 464 yards on the ground on 54 carries. Dancy led all rushers with 125 yards on 13 carries. Woods had 119 yards rushing and 64 yards receiving in only two quarters. He was injured on the Panthers' final drive of the first half.

Friday at Panther Stadium

Robert E Lee 0 14 0 7--21

Smiths Station 14 28 7 0--49

First Quarter

S- Preston Reynolds 7 run (Harrison Jones kick), 6:15

S- J J Dancy 7 run (Jones kick), 1:46

Second Quarter

S- Dancy 2 run (Jones kick), 11:45

L- Lyndell Wilson 1 run (Devon Detamphayvanh kick), 6:57

S-Reynolds 23 run (Jones kick), 5:15

L- Wilson 1 run (Detamphayvanh kick), 4:52

S- Johnny Woods 20 pass from Jerrell Gilmore (Jones kick), 3:26

S- Reynolds 3 run (Jones kick), :36

Third Quarter

S- Dancy 1run (Jones kick), 5:25

Fourth Quarter

L-Wilson 10 run (Detamphayvanh kick), 3:36

Records: R.E. Lee 1-4, 1-2 Class 6A Region 3; Smiths Station 3-2, 2-1. Next: Smiths Station, home vs. Opelika, Friday, 8 p.m.

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