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PERMIAN FALLS TO DESOTO IN SEASON OPENER
AUGUST 30th- MOJO’s season-opener in the Metroplex did not quite go the way the Panthers had hoped as they were dealt a 35-14 loss to the DeSoto Eagles Friday at Eagle Stadium.
DeSoto would jump out to a quick 14 point lead in the first quarter. The Eagles opened the game with a nine-play, 74 yard drive capped by a three yard touchdown run with 8:32 left in the first quarter. Then on the Panthers opening possession, DeSoto grabbed a bobbled snap in mid-air and returned it for a second touchdown just 10 seconds after the first score.
Alex Rose scored Permian’s first touchdown of the night on an 18-yard reverse with 4:28 remaining in the first quarter to cut the Eagles’ lead in half.
The score was set up after Kayden Baze managed to recover a muffed punt by the Eagles, with Permian taking over at DeSoto’s 24-yard line. Rose scored four plays later.
The Eagles’ added a third touchdown in the third quarter, this one on a 40-yard pass and DeSoto’s lead was doubled with 3:31 left in the first quarter.
After another stalled drive by the Panthers, DeSoto drove 94 yards in 15 plays capped by a three yard touchdown run with 6:34 remaining in the first half. The teams went into the halftime break with the Eagles on top 28-7
While both teams managed to find the end zone in the first half, the second half began on a more defensive tone. Neither team managed to find the end zone in the third quarter. But the Eagles were not to be denied the entire second half, finding the end zone on a seven yard scoring pass with 2:15 left in the game.
The Panthers responded with a 70-yard touchdown drive as Harper Terry busted up the middle for a 55-yard touchdown run with under a minute remaining in the game. Final score DeSoto 35, Permian 14.
Malachi Medlock led all rushers with 131 yards. Harper Terry rushed for 75 yards and a touchdown. Alex Rose scored the other TD for MOJO.
On Thursday the MOJO underclassmen went 3-1 against Midland Lee. JV Black defeated Midland Lee 42-21, while the White Team dropped their game 21-6. Freshman Black won their game 22-14, with Freshman White winning 14-6 over the Rebels.
SEPTEMBER 5th- The Permian Panthers fell to 0-2 on the season after their 49-28 loss to El Paso Franklin Thursday night at Ratliff Stadium. Playing in their home opener of the 2019 season, the Panthers spent the entire game playing from behind.
The Cougars wasted little time in getting on the scoreboard with a 10-play, 80-yard drive capped by a 6-yard run with 5:50 left in the first quarter.
MOJO managed to respond quickly with a 74-yard touchdown pass from Harper Terry to Amarion Garrett on a one-play, 14-second scoring drive, and the game was tied up in the opening quarter.
But the Franklin offense would not be slowed down as senior quarterback Danny Walther found the end zone on a 10-yard keeper to retake the lead at 14-7.
The Panthers tried to answer, but Franklin’s lead stayed at seven at the end of the opening stanza as kicker Carson Roberts missed a 32-yard attempt wide left with three seconds left in the first quarter.
Franklin responded with a 22-yard touchdown pass with 7:05 left in the second quarter to extend the Cougars’ advantage to 21-7.
Malachi Medlock made it 21-14 with an 8-yard touchdown run, capping a 44 yard drive with 1:00 left before the half.
That was enough time for Franklin to respond, scoring on with 24-yard touchdown reception with 33 seconds left in the half. MOJO went into the halftime break down 28-14.
The second half found both teams trading touchdowns. Neri Carrasco scored for the Panthers on receptions of 14 and 27 yards. But it wasn't enough as Franklin managed to stay in front, and a 6-yard touchdown reception with 1:11 left in the game gave the Cougars a 49-28 victory.
Harper Terry passed for 208 yards on 24 attempts, and led the Panthers on the ground with 51 yards on six carries. Nate Arredondo added 30 yards on the ground, with Malachi Medlock and Amarion Garrett adding 26 and 25 yards respectively. Garrett led all receivers with 119 yards and a score. Carrasco added 55 yards and two touchdowns. The loss drops Permian to 0-2.
On Wednesday the Permian underclassmen went 3-1 against Frenship. JV Black defeated Frenship 14-7, while the White Team lost 28-8. Freshman Black posted a 36-16 victory, and Freshman White won their game 24-0.
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