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Football: Plant 59, Brandon 21

BRANDON — The Plant offense was on full display Friday night as the Panthers steamrolled Brandon 59-21.

The Plant offense struck early and often, mostly through the air. Senior quarterback James Few threw for three touchdowns, with junior wideout Dereck Mann on the receiving end of two.

Fueled by their no-huddle offense, the Panthers scored 30 points by the end of the first quarter. The Panther special teams also got involved, with Austin Aikens and Austin Roberts returning Brandon kickoffs for touchdowns.

"We've got a big stretch coming up with Alonso next week with the district lead on the line, then Armwood after that," coach Robert Weiner said. "But I'm confident we'll be ready for the challenge. We seem to be hitting our stride at the right time."

The bright spot for Brandon was its ground game. The Eagles ran for 297 yards, led by senior running back Tyrell Garner and bruising fullback Cyrus Dooley.

Mike McCollum, Times correspondent

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Football: Plant 59, Brandon 21 10/15/11 [Last modified: Saturday, October 15, 2011 1:33am]
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