On a chilly night at Wilemon Field, the Paschal Panthers dropped their ninth game in a row, bringing their overall record to 0-9 and 0-6 in district.
The game started out on a sour note for the Panthers when senior quarterback Chris Hanson’s pass was intercepted and returned 25 yards for an Arlington Bowie touchdown in the first quarter.
Bowie never looked back, scoring 49 straight points and taking a 49-0 lead into the locker room at halftime. Bowie was led by quarterback Kolby Listenbee, who is committed to TCU.
He passed for one score and ran for another. Paschal failed to contain the Bowie offense, which constantly broke off long runs.
The Panthers had insult added to injury after junior safety Jaronald Tate was removed from the game with an undisclosed injury.
Paschal finally scored late in the fourth quarter when Chris Hanson hooked up with leading receiver Repair Etuk for a 19-yard touchdown.
The Panthers allowed just two touchdowns in the second half. Paschal out-passed the Volunteers, but the running game was an entirely different story. Bowie rushed for more than 375 yards while Paschal rushed for just 75. Bowie only had to punt once, as the Vols complied 486 total yards.
“We knew we had to account for their speed, but we struggled with that and had too many mental breakdowns,” senior linebacker Andrew Pillow said.
The Panthers will play their last game against Arlington Martin at Farrington Field Thursday night.