Palmetto kept its perfect record clean Saturday morning in a 41-0 victory over Braddock (0-3). The game was called in the fourth quarter after an injury timeout.
The Panthers (3-0) dominated on both sides of the ball, controlling the tempo on the ground while forcing three turnovers on defense and special teams.
Quarterback Hugh Lowson led the Palmetto offense through the air, throwing for 141 yards and two touchdowns. Running back Zachary Ramirez, who finished with 53 yards on 10 attempts, handled the workload for the Bulldogs.
“This is probably the best team I’ve ever played on. I think we can be a playoff team,” Lowson said.
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Palmetto’s defense raised havoc in the first quarter of the game. The Panthers got out to a 6-0 lead after the defense intercepted Bulldogs quarterback Anthony Cordovi and ran it back for a touchdown.
On the following kickoff, the Panthers forced a fumble and recovered the ball on the Braddock 1-yard line. Running back Trey Flowers carried it into the end zone to give Palmetto a 13-0 lead after the extra point from kicker Ernesto Garciga.
Flowers finished the game with 50 rushing yards on seven carries and two rushing touchdowns. The tandem of Flowers and running back Lennox Howard (five carries, 47 yards) helped Palmetto wear down Braddock throughout the day.
The officials ended the game early in the fourth quarter after Bulldogs tight end and kicker Helmis Alvarez was helped off the field after sustaining an injury.