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The Monticello Billies dropped to 0-2 in non-conference play Friday night when the Magnolia Panthers gained the 17-13 win, their first win since October 2011.

Monticello seemed to have the running game going its way behind Omar Simpson in the first quarter of play, but after a fumble that was recovered by Magnolia with 3:04 left in the quarter, the Panthers began their march down field. After a sustained drive, Magnolia scored the first touchdown of the contest with :14 left in the quarter after a 20 yard run by Justin Dockery. After a good extra point kick by Kile Pletcher, Magnolia was leading 7-0. Read the full game coverage at