On a beautiful day in Franklin County, area residents, students. parents and alumni were treated to an impressive showing by the Ferrum Panthers. Ferrum used a multi pronged offensive attack, and a very stubborn defense to carry their record to 4-2 overall, and 3-0 in the conference. Marcus Mayo was 6 of 16 passing with two interceptions and one touchdown. The ground attack was led by Mayo also, as he ran 14 times for 98 yards and a touchdown. Dontavious Gilbert scored two touchdowns, one on the ground, and one on the receiving end of a Mayo pass.
Ferrum, as a team, gained 330 rushing yards, and the defense limited the Monarchs to 54 yards on the ground. While Methodist, (1-5, 0-3) found the going difficult over land, their quarterback, Max Reber, found some success through the air. Reber was 15 of 32 with 2 interceptions. Although Reber collected 157 passing yards, the Monarchs failed to score through the air.
The Panther defense again looked really impressive. Marcco McNeal led the defensive effort with 8 tackles. He was assisted by Tarrell Owens and Tae Motley who had one interception each.
Overall this was a game that Ferrum won fairly easily. A solid game on both sides of the ball, and a real confidence builder, this game allowed some back ups to get on the field. This gives them much needed experience, and rests some of the regular starters.
Great job Ferrum. You are still tied for first place in the conference. Get some rest and enjoy the win.