After losing starting quarterback Trent Elliott and starting running back Jake Mourfield to injury in an 8-7 win over Sweetwater, Loudon was left with questions on offense.
Those questions seemed to be answered in Friday's win over Stone Memorial, but even more arose when sophomore running back Josh Jackson, who put in a strong game Friday, left late with an apparent ankle injury.
Things did not go smoothly for Loudon early on.
Stone scored on a 65-yard touchdown pass early in the first quarter to take the lead with just under four minutes off the clock.
Travis Brewer, who took over at quarterback in the game, blocked the point after. Brewer had started the first two games for Loudon before being replaced by Elliott.
On Stone's next possession they took the ball 78 yards to score on a quarterback sneak.
The Panthers attempted to kick the point after again, but Brewer once again came up with the block to hold things at 12-0.
After scoreless play for nearly 14 minutes, the Redskins were finally able to put some points on the board as they capped a 73-yard drive with a three-yard rush from Brewer. The point after was block and the score was 12-6 at the break.
Coming out of half time, Loudon's offense was looking to build some momentum on its late first-half score.
They did just that, carried by the legs of sophomore running back Josh Jackson, who showed positive signs late against Sweetwater.
Loudon drove 81-yards. Jackson rushed for 61 of them before Brewer finished things off with an 18-yard carry, his second score of the game.
The Redskins' point after was good and they took a 13-12 lead.
Jackson's best rush came with 4:46 remaining in the third as he finished an 88-yard drive by running 66 yards to the end zone, putting the Redskins up 20-12.
Just four seconds into the fourth quarter, the Redskins scored on a two-yard rush to cap off a nine-play drive for 80 yards.
Loudon responded with a strong drive, but sophomore receiver Tyler Ferguson dropped a would-be touchdown pass at the goal line on fourth down.
The Redskins came up with a stop with 3:32 left in the game to get the ball back and began moving down field once gain on the ground, chewing up the clock to try and seal a narrow victory.
Jackson ran for what would have been a game-ending first down, but turned his ankle and fumbled the ball, which was recovered by the Panthers.
Jackson had to be helped off the field.
Stone completed a 22-yard pass on the first play of the ensuing drive, just needing a field goal to win.
The next three passes from the Panthers fell incomplete, and on fourth down and 10 Brewer came up with another strong play, intercepting pass to lock up Loudon's third win of the season, pushing the Redskins to .500 after the team began the season 1-3.
Jackson finished the game with 135 yards on 15 carries and one touchdown. It was the first game in which he had received a large share of Loudon's offensive touches.
The team will make another long road trip as they travel to Sparta to take on White County for their next game.
Loudon lost 30-28 to White County in 2011.
Avenging the loss would push the Redskins above .500 for the first time since Sept. 23 of last year.
The win over Stone was also something of a redemption story for Brewer, who played poorly at the quarterback position in Loudon's first two games, both losses, leading the coaching staff to make the decision to reinsert Elliott at the starting position.
Brewer has emerged on defense since the switch, intercepting a pass in every game since, something Harig said he hoped would give the sophomore confidence in his ability as a football player moving forward.
It is yet to be seen whether Jackson's injury last in Friday's game will carry over into next week and what his availability will be.
If Jackson cannot play, the team would be limited to only one running back who has received carries this season in Ryan McNabb as Mourfield will miss at least one more game as he recovers from a concussion suffered against Sweetwater.