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Panthers beat Jenkins County
Portal High's Trent Thomas (1) holds off Jenkins County's Martese Parris to score off a blocked punt Friday night in the third quarter.
PORTAL — Big plays from the offense and special teams and a defense that bent but didn’t break gave the Portal Panthers their first win of the season Friday night, as they defeated the Jenkins County War Eagles 28-16. Malik Williams ran for 129 yards and two touchdowns on just seven carries to pace the Portal (1-3-1, 1-0) offense, which seemed to find its stride in piling up nearly 300 yards of offense on the ground. “We did some good things out there tonight, but there’s still a lot we can improve on,” Portal Head Coach David NeSmith said.