With district play a week away, a wet surface and a tough Corsicana team kept the Panthers from building much momentum for the postseason. Despite playing a sloppy game in which the teams combined for a total of 310 yards, the Panthers were able to squeak out a 10-7 win over the Tigers.
The Panthers’ offense was held to 189 yards with Terry Williams running for 64 yards on 16 carries. Reggie McNeal threw for 63 yards on 6-of-13 passing.
Once again the highlights came from the Panthers’ defense, which held Corsicana to 121 yards. Fifty-nine of those yards came on the ground where Corsicana averaged a little over two yards per carry.
The Panthers got on the board on the first play of the second quarter with McNeal hitting Terrance Mott for a 37-yard scoring strike for a 7-0 lead. Corsicana answered back just before the half with Cole Ruiz hitting Leonard Gibson for a 17-yard score that evened the score at 7-7. The Panthers scored the game’s final points when Stephen Coker kicked a 31-yard field goal midway through the third quarter. From there, the Panthers’ defense was able to hold on to the lead to preserve another win.
With the win, the Panthers ended their pre-district slate with a 4-1 record.