The Panthers opened the scoring in the 2nd quarter with a 54-yard touchdown run by Kedrick Jones.
A botched Westover punt set up Adam Heath with a 35-yard field goal and 10-0 Americus-Sumter halftime lead.
Westover's Chris Green delivered a big hit on Haugabrook that caused a fumble that was returned by Westover's Kenneth Towns for a touchdown to start the third quarter.
The Patriots drove down to the Americus-Sumter nine-yard line on the first possession of the second half.
Americus-Sumter pushed the Patriots back but Danny Brown connected on a 43-yard field goal to tie the game.
The Panthers took control in the fourth quarter when Thomas Haugabrook scored on a 39-yard touchdown run to put Americus-Sumter back in front.
The ensuing Westover possession ended with an interception by Tryan Goober.
That set up Haugabrook's second touchdown of the quarter.
Americus-Sumter is 6-3, 5-0 in 1-AAA and will host Cairo for the region title next Friday.
Westover falls to 2-7, 1-4 and will finish out the season next Saturday against Monroe.
One Thursday GISA score, Randolph-Southern beats Fullington 20-14 in Pinehurst.
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