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PERMIAN PLUCKS THE LOS FRESNOS FALCONS
SEPTEMBER 27th- MOJO notched their second win in a row with a dominating 56-14 victory over the Los Fresnos Falcons on Friday night at Ratliff Stadium.
Playing their last predistrict game before heading into the district open week, the Panthers erased an early deficit to take a 14-7 lead at the end of the first quarter. MOJO scored 28 points in the second quarter to put the game away by halftime.
The Falcons stunned the Permian faithful with a 55-yard touchdown run on their first drive of the game. The PAT gave Los Fresnos a 7-0 lead with 10:16 left in the opening quarter.
MOJO had a quick response. Harper Terry hit Alex Rose with a quick pass and run for 45 yards. Terry then connected with Terran Limuel on a 21 yard touchdown pass with 9:18 left in the quarter.
After a three-and-out from the Black Attack defense and a blocked punt by Teo Banks the Panthers hit paydirt again, with Alex Rose hauling in a 13-yard pass for another touchdown. The first quarter ended with MOJO on top 14-7.
MOJO would open things up in the second quarter. Neri Carrasco scored on a 40-yard touchdown reception to increase the Panthers lead to 21-7. Amarion Garrett got into the act on the next Permian possession with a 37-yard touchdown reception to extend the lead to 28-7 with 7:38 remaining in the second quarter.
On the following drive Malachi Medlock scored from nine yards out late in the first half, giving the Panthers a 35-7 lead with 2:49 left in the second quarter. After another three-and-out by Los Fresnos, Terry got into the endzone on the ground, running in untouched from 48 yards out to give the Panthers a 42-7 advantage going into the halftime break.
MOJO began the second half the same way they ended the first. Terry capped an eight play, 70 yard drive with a 14 yard touchdown run. On the next Panther possession, Medlock scored his second TD of the night on an eight yard run with 2:34 left in the third quarter. Los Fresnos would end the scoring with a short touchdown run with 6:24 left in the game. Final score Permian 56, Los Fresnos 14.
Harper Terry had a career night, going 9-of-11 for 194 yards and four touchdowns through the air to go along with 79 yards and two TDs on the ground. Malachi Medlock added 72 yards and two touchdowns rushing. Alex Rose led all receivers with 75 yards and a score. The win gives MOJO a 2-3 record.
On Thursday the MOJO subvarsity teams went 3-1 against Amarillo Tascosa. JV Black 25, Tascosa 7; Tascosa 26, JV White 6; Freshman Black 14, Tascosa 8; Freshman White 26, Tascosa 12.
OCTOBER 11th- The Permian Panthers opened District 2-6A play with a 24-0 shutout victory over the Odessa Bronchos.
For most of the first half, the Rumble at Ratliff was shaping up to be a defensive struggle. Both teams started slowly on offense with the Bronchos fumbling the ball away on the second play of the game, and MOJO taking over possession in Broncho territory.
Senior quarterback Easton Hernandez- making his first start in nearly five weeks- opened the game with three straight incompletions, and the Panthers were forced to punt.
Permian would get on the board on their next possession. After a Kayden Baze interception, Carson Roberts connected on a 32-yard field goal midway through the first quarter to give MOJO a 3-0 lead.
Meanwhile, the Bronchos still couldn’t establish a rhythm on offense as MOJO's Black Attack defense swarmed to the ball.
The turning point in the game came late in the first half when Odessa High was unable to connect on two wide-open passes that could have been touchdowns.
After receiving the ensuing Bronchos punt, the combination of Hernandez and running back Malachi Medlock got going. Medlock busted down the Permian sideline on a 30 yard romp, then capped off the six-play drive with a 20-yard touchdown run. The Roberts PAT gave MOJO a 10-0 lead with three minutes remaining in the half.
The Bronchos had one last chance to score before halftime, but Dashavion Williams picked off a pass and returned it 42 yards to the Odessa 23.
Hernandez got his first rushing touchdown of the season three plays later, bobbing and weaving his way in from 17 yards. The Panthers went into the halftime break on top 17-0.
The second half was more of the same for MOJO. Medlock would leave the game due to an injury on the first possession of the third quarter, but the Panthers didn't skip a beat. Bra’dyn Brooks-Smith came in to relieve Medlock and delivered the knockout blow, scoring on a 43-yard touchdown scamper midway through the third quarter.
The MOJO defense put the exclamation point on the shutout with a second interception from Baze. The third quarter ended with MOJO on top 24-0.
Neither team would score in a penalty prone fourth period, and the game came to an end with the final score Permian Panthers 24, Odessa Bronchos 0.
Malachi Medlock led all rushers with 104 yards and a touchdown. Bra'den Brooks-Smith added 85 yards and a score. Easton Hernandez rushed for 60 yards and a touchdown. Overall, the Panthers finished with 328 yards on the ground. Defensively the Panthers held the Bronchos to 112 total yards and forced four turnovers. The win gives MOJO a 1-0 record in District 2-6A (3-3 overall).
On Thursday the Permian subvarsity teams went 3-1 vs their OHS counterparts. JV Black 28, OHS 6; OHS 26, JV White 22; Freshman Black 32, OHS 0; Freshman White 16, OHS 0.
NEXT UP- The Panthers host the Amarillo Tascosa Rebels (1-0, 5-1). Kickoff is set for 7:30pm Friday, October 18th at Ratliff Stadium.