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Panthers Pounce Patriots

By Joe Daniels, Sports Director / October 21, 2016

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Senior linebackers Nigel Peele (12) and Patrick Conner (15) led the Dudley defense with 20 combined tackles against the Alamance Patriots.  Photo by Joe Daniels

Senior linebackers Nigel Peele (12) and Patrick Conner (15) led the Dudley defense with 20 combined tackles against the Alamance Patriots. Photo by Joe Daniels

The undefeated Panthers of Dudley High School celebrated homecoming with a 42-0 shellacking over the visiting Southern Alamance Patriots Friday night at Tarpley Stadium. The Panthers improved to 8-0, 2-0 in the Metro 4-A Conference.

Hendon Hooker, Dudley senior quarterback, had an outstanding night finishing with 14-of-18 passing for 266 yards and three touchdowns. Hooker also rushed for two more scores on seven attempts totaling 84 yards. Photo by Joe Daniels

Hendon Hooker, Dudley senior quarterback, had an outstanding night finishing with 14-of-18 passing for 266 yards and three touchdowns. Hooker also rushed for two more scores on seven attempts totaling 84 yards. Photo by Joe Daniels

In front of a standing-room-only crowd, Dudley took the opening kickoff and marched 82 yards, capped off by quarterback Hendon Hooker’s 15 yard touchdown run. The PAT was good and Dudley led 7-0 with 7:59 remaining.

On their next possession, Dudley used just three plays to get the lead to 14-0 thanks to a Thomas Young score.

Early in the second quarter Jon Zellious caught a touchdown reception from Hooker lifting the score to 21-0 and the rout was on. The Panthers led 34-0 at the half.

Hooker led the offense with 14-of-18 passing for 266 yards and three touchdowns while rushing for two scores on seven attempts for 84 yards. Four running backs and quarterback Hooker combined to total 368 rushing yards: Thomas Young (5 carries-68yds), Ezra Perkins (8 carries-70yds), Zereik Rush (7 carries-74yds), and Tony Burch (3 carries-66yds).

The Panthers had 266 passing yards led by Zellious’ five receptions for 127 yards and two touchdowns. The defense was led by Patrick Conner and Nigel Peele, who combined for 20 tackles.


2017 Dudley Homecoming Photos






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