Posted: Saturday, September 1st 2012 at 12:56am
Banks County offense hits stride early in 46-30 win
HOMER -- Banks County football coach Philip Jones couldn't help but chuckle when asked if he was pleased with Tyler Hubbard's performance on Friday.
"Yeah, it was a pretty good start," Jones said after watching his signal caller pass for 173 yards, rush for 133 more and account for six touchdowns in the Panthers' 46-30 defeat of East Jackson on Friday in Homer.
"It was a bit of a track meet, but we finally made the plays we needed to make to put the game away in the fourth quarter," Jones said.
The Leopards (1-0) jumped out to a 13-0 lead but were pegged back by 12 straight East Jackson points. And while Banks County never trailed it could not rest easy until Malcolm Mitchell's fourth quarter interception, as East Jackson pulled within 39-30 with just over five minutes to play.
The Leopards filled the stat books on Friday, compiling 470 total yards, including 295 yards rushing. Wes Faulkner led Banks County with 161 yards on the ground and one touchdown.
The Leopards will look to keep rolling next week when they travel to face Athens Christian.
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