FORT MILL, S.C.--- Taking an unblemished record and a potent rushing attack on the road, the McBee Panthers traveled to Fort Mill to take on Nation Ford in a non-conference game.
The Panthers defeated Nation Ford 28-14 to move to 5-0 on the year heading into region play. The Panthers have been accustomed to starting fast and putting points on the board first all season and this game was no exception.
The Panthers started the game on offense and gave the Nation Ford defense a dose of junior running back Justin Bristow. Bristow got the Panthers on the scoreboard first for a 6-0 lead. The point after attempt was not converted.
Nation Ford came right back and showed that they were going to give the Panthers a game. On their first drive, the Nation Ford offense scored and took the 7-6 lead.
The Panthers offense took their second offensive possession down the field and scored again, regaining the lead. A two-point conversion gave the Panthers a 14-7 lead.
Again, the feisty Nation Ford defense came back and scored once again to tie the game at 14. The score came near the half and Nation Ford was about to lose momentum and eventually the game.
With only seconds left in the half, Nation Ford opted to kick the ball deep to the dangerous Bristow. Bristow took the kickoff 97 yards for a touchdown to give the momentum back to the Panthers and the Panthers led 20-14 at the break.
The Panthers defense dominated the rest of the game, not allowing another score. Bristow the final score to put the game out of reach, giving the Panthers a 28-14 win. Bristow finished the game with over 200 yards rushing, plus the kickoff return.
McBee heads into region play, hosting Indian Land for homecoming. With a potent rushing attack and a stout defense, the Panthers could be a top team in Region 3A this season.