Paschal falls again in rain-delayed game played over two nights

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The Paschal Panthers fell to 0-5 (0-2 in district play) this week, losing in a storm-delayed game Friday to the North Crowley Panthers, 42-10.

The game featured a plethora of turnovers and a lighting delay that forced the game to be played over two nights.

The first half was played on Thursday Night and after a barrage of lightning delays, the second half was finally rescheduled for Friday Night.

Paschal fell behind early and failed to match the speed of North Crowley throughout the night. Paschal managed just 3 points in the first half, a 39-yard field goal by Jair Salas.

At halftime, the score was 28-3 and it was clear the Panthers run game was going to struggle. Abandoning the run game would be costly, as the offense managed just 1 collective rushing yard.

The Panther running game was beginning to look promising with Justin Woodard and Matthew Young in the backfield, but North Crowley’s defensive speed was too much to handle.

But quarterback Chris Hanson and company had a much better showing Friday night. The Panthers played North Crowley much closer in the second half on Friday, trailing 14-7 in Friday-night action.

The lone touchdown drive was sparked by a fourth down pass conversion to Rory Ginsburg for 25 yards. The drive was capped off by a touchdown reception by Repair Etuk, his first of the season.

Paschal plays at Arlington Lamar this week. The Vikings shut out Weatherford 42-0 Friday night.

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