Vickery, Cooper lead Panthers to away win

By LOUIS MELLINI
Staff Writer

WATERLOO - The Hackleburg Panthers recorded their first away win against Waterloo High School this past Friday, Sept. 3.
Led by Panthers head coach Rod Hudson, the team won their game on the road 40-20.
The Panthers struck first in the first quarter as Josh Cooper had a 49 yard touchdown reception from quarterback Blaise  Vickery.
The team continued the scoring three minutes later into the quarter as Daniel Cooper scored a three yard touchdown.
With 3:47 remaining in the first quarter, however, Waterloo answered back with a one yard touchdown run.
The score was 12-6 going into the second quarter with both teams missing all of their extra point attempts in the first quarter.
Just a few minutes into the second quarter, Daniel scored a 12 yard touchdown after a reception from Vickery. This time, The Panthers were successful in their extra point attempt as Daniel ran the two point conversion in.
With 4:30 on the clock, Hackleburg scored again through Daniel, who completed a 54 yard touchdown from Vickery, but the team yet again failed on the extra point attempt.
With just 25 seconds left in the first half, Daniel again scored, this time with an eight yard touchdown after receiving the ball from Vickery.
The two teams came out for the second half with the score 32-6 in Hackleburgs favor.
The Panthers continued their scoring form as Josh Cooper picked up a fumble and returned it 76 yards for a touchdown, Blaise Vickery passed to Joe Carter for the 2 point conversion.
Waterloo attempted to fight back in the fourth quarter with the score at 40-6.
Waterloo scored two touchdowns in the final quarter of the game, on 24 yard run for a touchdown and a successful two point conversion, and a six yard touchdown run followed by a failed two point attempt.
The final score read 40-20 to Hackleburg with quarterback Blaise Vickery going 16 of 25 for 260 yards with four touchdowns.
Daniel Cooper completed five rushes at a total of 43 yards and completed five receptions at a total of 30 yards, scoring four touchdowns throughout the game.
Joe Carter completed 10 rushes at a total of 30 yards and Josh Cooper completed five receptions  at a total of 105 yards and scored one touchdown.


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