Tarvaraska Davis threw for three first-half touchdowns as Spencer enjoyed a 51-8 homecoming victory over Chattahoochee County Friday night at A.J. McClung Memorial Stadium as the Greenwave rolled to their fifth victory of the year.
Spencer needs to win one of its two remaining games to secure its first winning season since 1977.
Davis threw for 165 yards in the first half and had an 8-yard TD strike to Richard Jones in the first quarter and a 25-yard score to Deondre Hubbard and a 62-yard TD to Ervin Davis in the second quarter as the Greenwave raced to a 35-8 halftime advantage.
For the game, Davis finished with 276 yards on 11 completions out of 19 attempts before sitting out the entire fourth quarter.
Damarkus Robins for Spencer also did damage as he ran for a touchdown and 131 yards all before intermission.
The Panthers only score came when Chris Askew broke up the middle for a 55-yard touchdown in the first quarter and finished with his best game on the ground with 83 yards rushing. But the Panthers were without the services of CJ Afoa and leading rusher Jodie Perkins was held to 59 yards on the ground.
The Panthers also had their share of turnovers with four on two interceptions and two fumbles lost to the Greenwave defense. In fact, Panther quarterback Chris Smith did not complete a pass in the second half, going 0 for 6 with an interception after throwing for 78 yards in the first half.
The win improved the Spencer record to 5-3 on the season and 4-2 in Region 5-AA with a key game next week against Heard County.
The Greenwave are alone in third, a game ahead of Manchester and two games behind Heard County.
Friday at Memorial StadiumChattahoochee Co. 8 0 0 0--8
Spencer 21 14 8 8--51First Quarter
S-Ervin Davis 6 run (Cristhian Amable kick), 10:56
S- Damarkus Robins 4 run (kick failed), 7:59
CC-Chris Askew 55 run (LaDarrius Taylor pass from Chris Smith), 6:58
S-Richard Jones 8 pass from Tarvaraska Davis (Robins run), 4:14
S-Deondre Hubbard 25 pass from Davis (kick failed), 2:20
S-E. Davis 62 pass from T. Davis (Robins pass from T. Davis), 0:21
S-Chris Baker 1 run (T. Davis run), 1:39
S-Kahlil Thomas 1 run (Daymeonta White run), 1:51
Records: ChattCo 206, 0-6 Region 5-AA. Spencer 5-3, 4-2. Next: ChattCo, home vs. Manchester, Friday, 7:30 p.m. Spencer, at Heard County, Friday, 7:30 p.m.