Southside needs overtime to slip past Keith

Published 11:41 pm Friday, September 25, 2020

Southside found another way to pull out a dramatic win over one of its top Dallas County rivals.

Running back KeAndre Williams scored on a 5-yard touchdown in overtime as the Panthers beat Keith High 28-22 on Friday night at J.V. Caldwell Stadium in Orrville.

Southside (2-3) snapped a three-game losing skid as Williams ran for over 150 yards and three touchdowns.

“It was a gut-check win, we needed to win this game,” Panthers coach Charles Moody said.

Keith High (3-3) had first possession in overtime, but Marquarius Reese intercepted Terrell Lumpkin’s pass in the end zone.

The game went back and forth the whole night.

Keith took a 6-0 lead on Lumpkin’s 87 yard TD pass to running back DeCarlos Moore.

Southside answered to take a 8-6 lead when Williams scored from 5 yards out. Sam Taylor added the 2-point conversion run.

The Bears took a 14-8 first quarter lead on Quintavious Wood’s 60-yard TD run and Moore’s 2-point conversion run.

Southside tied the game at 14-all on Christopher Thomas’ 5-yard TD strike to Marriyon Johnson.

Williams’ 5-yard TD run and 2-point conversion gave the Panthers a 22-14 lead after three quarters.

Keith tied the game at 22-all on Lumpkin’s 15-yard pass to a wide open Jaylen Jones with over 5 minutes left in regulation.

Southside appeared headed for the game-winning points in the final minutes, reaching Keith’s 25-yard line.

Lumpkin intercepted a halfback pass in the eond zone to keep the contest tied.

Moore finished over 140 yards on five receptions for the Bears. Keyshawn Tolbert had a interception for Keith, while Tyrell Pierce recovered a fumble.

Nash Gibson Jr. had a fumble recovery for the Panthers, who also beat Selma in the opener.