Saturday, October 31, 2015

Panthers Rally For Second Week In A Row
This Time They Seal The Deal

On a day that would see Ferrum trail 28-7 in the fourth quarter, someone found the keys to an apparent anemic offense, and got the engine started as Ferrum went on to post their second win of the season by defeating Methodist 32-31.
After trailing 14-0, Backup quarterback Anthony Merritt came in after Helton lost his helmet, and by rule, had to sit out one play. Merritt hit Raushod Floyd for Ferrum's first and only score of the first three quarters. At the end of the third, Ferrum found themselves down 28-7, but the fourth quarter made the difference. Ferrum, on the first play of the quarter, found paydirt when Helton hit Michael Hunter on a 66 yard pass for the score. After Ferguson's extra point, Ferrum trailed 28-14.
In just over three minuets, Ferrum's Raushod Floyd found the end zone, this time on a 3 yard run. The Ferguson xp cut it to 28-21. Four mins and a few seconds later, Troy Helton took off on a 35 yard jaunt to find the end zone, and bring Ferrum within one. Ferguson was set to kick his fourth extra point, but the holder received a low snap, and he had to pick it up and run it in for two points and a Ferrum lead, 29-28.
Methodist would score their final three points on a 33 yard field goal, to re-take the lead 31-29. This was at the 3:33 mark. The ensuing kickoff was fielded by freshman Zach Tickle, and Ferrum started their drive at their own 40 with 3:27 left. From there, Helton engineered a long, time munching drive that gave Hunter Ferguson the chance to put the icing on the cake so to speak. He hit the 22 yard kick with six seconds left. The comeback was complete, and Ferrum climbed out of the cellar of the USA South.
A shout out to Troy Helton as he played a superb game, and eclipsed the 1000 yard rushing mark for the season. Also I want to mention the offensive line as their play continues to improve. Lastly, but certainly not least, Ferrum's defense is improving. They are making major strides, and I know there are injuries, but for the last two weeks, the opposition has had to punt six times. That has not happened all year.

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