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Langston Hughes eyes third straight win
by Maurice Dixon
September 18, 2013 12:25 PM | 5299 views | 0 0 comments | 65 65 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Staff / Maurice Dixon<br>Langston Hughes senior Keion Davis rushed for 226 yards and two touchdowns against Wheeler last Friday.
Staff / Maurice Dixon
Langston Hughes senior Keion Davis rushed for 226 yards and two touchdowns against Wheeler last Friday.
Last week, Langston Hughes knocked Wheeler from the list of unbeatens. This Friday, the Panthers will attempt to do the same thing against Rockdale County.

Keion Davis went over the 200-yard mark in rushing for the second time this season, compiling 226 yards on the ground and two touchdowns in last Friday’s 37-28 win at Wheeler. The Panthers, who led 27-7 at halftime, also returned a fumble for a score and intercepted three of Elijah Staley’s passes.

As far as Rockdale County, Langston Hughes has history on its side with two wins in the all-time series against the Bulldogs. Both of those victories occurred last season with the Panthers averaging nearly 33 points a game while surrendering a total of just three points.

However, Rockdale County improved to 3-0 this season with a 42-21 triumph against Drew last week. Zuri Minnifield threw three touchdowns and Keijne Thomas ran for a TD for the Bulldogs, who scored the first 22 points of the game.

Meanwhile, Creekside, the only team to defeat Langston Hughes this season, has a great chance remain unbeaten after this Friday when Forest Park visits Arrowhead Stadium. The Seminoles have played against the Panthers the last three seasons and have won by a double-digit margin each time.

Last week, Forest Park fell to 1-2 on the season following a 24-0 loss to Union Grove, while Creekside improved to 3-0 with a 33-17 road triumph over Tri-Cities. Evan Berry, Bricen Terry and Dexter Knox all rushed for touchdowns. Berry had an 89-yard TD run and Terry finished with two scores and 143 rushing yards.

If the Seminoles win, it will be their first 4-0 start since the 2010 season.

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