Canyon, TX – In a game that was marred with penalties and turnovers, Permian fell prey to former district foe Amarillo Tascosa 40-18 at West Texas A&M’s Buffalo Stadium on Friday night.
The Panthers were back on the road in another long-distance travel trip. Opening drives for both teams suffered an abundance of penalties. The Tascosa defense was first to put points on the scoreboard, when Harper Terry was pressured and threw a Pick-6 from his own goal line. It would be the first of two interceptions returned for points in the first half alone. A 9-yard touchdown run by Logan Nance gave the Rebels a 21-0 lead midway into the second quarter.
On the next possession, Rodney Hall reeled off a 43-yard scamper to breathe some positive life into the Mojo offensive effort. Receiver Shy Stephens-Deary hauled in a 25-yard touchdown pass from Terry to cap off a 5-play, 75-yard scoring drive. It would also get the Panthers on the board and cut the deficit to 21-6 at the intermission.
Tascosa took all of five rushing plays to open the third quarter and add to its tally. A 21-yard trot into the endzone by B.T. Daniel extended the Rebels lead to 28-6. The Panthers were able to answer with a scoring drive of their own, covering 74 yards in seven plays. Stephens-Deary and Terry hooked up for a second TD strike, this time from 31 yards out.
Just when it looked like Mojo would step back into the contest, Major Everhart rolled coast-to-coast on the ensuing kickoff for a 95-yard return. On the following set of downs, Terry coughed up the ball as Permian rested just outside the Tascosa redzone. The Rebels took full advantage of the Mojo mishap with a 4-play drive that was capped off by a 67-yard TD run by L’Travion Brown. Another Permian interception, followed by a Tascosa fumble, set up Cade Tschauner’s touchdown nab in the back of the endzone to complete an active third quarter but leave the Panthers trailing 40-18.
The Black Cats were unable to make up any ground in the final 12 minutes of play to absorb the first loss of the season and close out the non-district slate. Terran Limuel led rushers with 72 yards, followed by Hall with 61. Stephens-Deary led all receivers with 66 yards from three catches. Permian committed nine penalties, while giving up five turnovers – four interceptions and a fumble – in the loss.
Permian will be hosting another group of Rebels next week as Midland Lee visits Ratliff Stadium in the home district opener for the Panthers. Lee, the district’s only remaining unbeaten, defeated Belton (26-7) tonight and this same Amarillo Tascosa team (31-21) the previous week. It will be Homecoming Night for the Black -N-White on October 16.
TAS – Darius Sanders 2 INT return (Major Everhart run), 1:41
TAS – Logan Nance 9 run (David Aguayo kick), 5:47
TAS – L’Travion Brown 57 INT return (conversion failed), 3:51
PER – Shy Stephens-Deary 25 pass from Terry (kick failed), 2:04
TAS – B.T. Daniel 21 run (Aguayo kick), 10:05
PER – Stephens-Deary 31 pass from Terry (conversion failed), 6:48
TAS – Everhard 95 Kickoff return (kick failed), 6:35
TAS – Brown 67 run (kick blocked), 3:29
PER – Cade Tschauner 8 pass from Terry (conversion failed), 0:01
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