Wild finish lifts Amory Panthers over Senatobia

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SENATOBIA – A botched two-point play by host Senatobia helped Amory perform a great escape on the road and earn its second win of the season Friday night.

Fred Garth rushed for three touchdowns, two of them in the fourth quarter when the Panthers rallied from a 14-point deficit to beat the Warriors 31-30.

The win didn’t come easily as Senatobia came to within 31-30 on Tevin Wooten’s 13-yard run with 35 seconds left.

After an off-sides penalty moved the Warriors a little closer they went for two points and the win instead of overtime but fumbled and Amory recovered.

After recovering an on-side kick Senatobia had life but no timeouts, and when the Panthers got to the quarterback the clock ran out.

It was the first game for Amory (2-0) without quarterback John David Poss, who is out after tearing his ACL.

The Panthers tied the game at 24 on Garth’s 3-yard run with 8:53 left in the game.

It was Garth again with 2:50 to play, scoring on a 14-yard run on fourth down.

Senatobia dropped to 0-2.

Amory led 10-7 at halftime after a 37-yard field goal by Caleb Shelly and Garth’s 2-yard run.

Senatobia got on the board in the first quarter with a 1-yard run by Courtland Barnes and held an early 7-3 lead.

Senatobia took a 14-10 lead in the third on Cooper Stevens’ 1-yard run, but Amory regained the lead when Austin Roberts recovered a fumble in the end zone.

Senatobia quickly responded, however, as Barnes returned the ensuing kick 85 yards. Warriors kicker Jacob King added a 31-yard field goal to give Senatobia a 24-17 lead going into the frantic fourth quarter.