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Panthers are SIFL champions

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ALBANY, GA (WALB) -  SIFL officials may argue on how many points a team should get for a drop kick after a touchdown.

But there is no arguing that Panthers quarterback Cecil Lester is gong to put six points on the scoreboard when he throws to receiver John Harris.

Lester and Harris teamed up for four second half touchdowns.

Panthers rally to beat Louisiana 62-48 to win the SIFL title.

Swashbucklers quarterback Sammy Knight threw for two first half touchdowns and his 25-yard touchdown run gave Louisiana a 27-24 lead at halftime.

Louisiana's lead grew in the locker room.

The second half started with the officials announcing the Panthers were losing three points for their drop kick conversions after their three first half touchdowns.

The Panthers were originally given two points for each converted kick but the officials said they should have only gotten one point.

The Panthers were then trailing 27-21 at the start of the third quarter but not for long.

Lester found John Harris for a touchdown to give the Panthers a 29-21 lead and the Panthers never trailed.

Albany Panthers win the second professional sports championship in the city after the South Georgia Peanuts won the only South Coast League title four year ago.

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