BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Birmingham-Southern football team suffered its first loss of the season Saturday in a 29-10 decision against Rhodes College. BSC (2-1) is now 0-1 against Southern Athletic Association opponents.
Garrett Stevens (Social Circle, Ga./Eastside HS) led the Panthers defense with a game-high 10 tackles, six solo. He also had 1.5 tackles for a loss of seven yards and forced and recovered a fumble. The defense also earned two interceptions. Reagan Padgett (Gardendale, Ala./Troy University) intercepted a fake punt throw and returned it 36 yards. Dylan Main (Navarre, Fla./Navarre HS) grabbed one in the Lynx red zone and returned it 22 yards.
BSC is back on the road again next. They take on Trinity University Saturday, Sept. 29. Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.
The Panthers hosted Children's of Alabama for their Childhood Cancer Awareness game and made special guest Mason Foster an honorary captain. Foster, a patient of Children's, helped with the coin toss before game and led the Panthers onto the field.
Sophomore running backs Robert Shufford (McKenzie, Ala./McKenzie HS) and Garrett Martin (Parrish, Ala./Oakman HS) were also honorary captains for the game as survivors of childhood cancer. Shufford was diagnosed with leukemia at 18 months and has been in remission for 16 years. Martin was diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma at age eight. He is now 11 years in remission.
- Last year, more than 190 children in Alabama were diagnosed with cancer and blood diseases
- More than 1,500 Alabama babies are born each year with the sickle cell trait
- 84% of children with cancer will be cured – up from less than 50% decades ago
- There are more than 1,000 adult survivors of childhood cancer in Alabama
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