The Newberry football team moved to 2-0 with a 14-7 win against visiting Fort White on Friday night.
Panther’s wide receiver Perrion Sylvester sparked Newberry’s offense with a long touchdown catch on the opening drive.
“Man, I was lit,” he said. “I couldn’t wait to get to the sidelines and celebrate with my teammates. It was electrifying.”
In the second quarter, he reeled in another spectacular grab in the end zone from quarterback Trae Butler to give the Panthers a 14-0 lead.
“We always do that in practice,” Sylvester said of his connection with Butler. “I just bring it to the game and it feels like an every day thing.”
With Newberry up 14-7 in the fourth quarter and one last chance for Fort White, Sylvester pinned the Indians at their own 3-yard line with a booming punt to erase any hope of a comeback.
“I was happy for myself because this is my first year punting the ball,” Sylvester said. “It was good.”
Newberry will host P.K. Yonge (Gainesville) next Friday, while Fort White (0-1) will host Hamilton County (Jasper)
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