Seven turnovers keep Panthers winless
RAYMOND – In what seems like a broken record, Yazoo County has struggled to fix one problem this season; turnovers.
The Panthers gave up four fumbles and three interceptions in all Friday night as they dropped their fifth game on the season, 27-6 to Raymond. Both teams were 0-4 heading into the contest.
“I guess that’s our kryptonite,” head coach Matt Williams said. “When you turn the ball over seven times like that, you’re not going to win any games. The football is the most important thing we have and we’ve got to take care of it.”
The Panthers wasted no time on their first possession of the game, driving the ball downfield for 70 yards and a Gerald Lampkin touchdown, his second on the year.
The score would remain until late in the second quarter with less than a minute left to play in the half. Facing third and long, Lampkin got loose and gained the first down, only to get tackled from behind and fumble the ball which set up the ensuing touchdown. Raymond scored from a yard out to take the lead as time expired.
“We played our brand of football,” said Williams. “We ran the ball and played fairly well on special teams in the first half, it was just a different team.”
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