Paschal looks for third victory

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 Arlington Heights has forfeited its Sept. 7 win against Paschal to make the Panthers 2-1 on the season.

The Yellow Jackets played with an ineligible player, Fort Worth Independent School District athletic director Kevin Greene said. Heights beat Paschal 41-9.

Heights reported the violation itself to the district, Greene said.

The forfeit gave the Panthers two wins in a season for the first time since 2009. Paschal beat Dallas Sunset 41-0 for its other victory this season.

The Panthers will look for their third win of the season as they open up district play Friday against the Arlington Sam Houston Texans.

Paschal will be without its starting quarterback, junior Gibson Duwe, who suffered a concussion against Sunset, Panther head coach Matt Cook said. Sophomore William Floyd will start for Panthers, Cook said.

The Panthers will also not have junior running back Justin Woodard, who suffered a knee injury against Sunset, Cook said. Juniors Darrell James and Shang Bou will get more playing time, Cook said.

James leads the team in rushing with 203 yards and three touchdowns.

The Panthers will try to run the ball more to protect its inexperienced quarterback, Cook said.

The Texans come into Friday’s game with a 1-2 record, with their only win coming against Wyatt on Aug. 31.

Paschal has a 2-2 record in its last four games against Sam Houston.

The Texans have given up an average of 35.7 points per game in 2012.Texans quarterback Ervin Hill has thrown for 383 yards and rushed for three touchdowns.

Running back Andrew Alvarado leads the Texans in rushing with 213 yards.

Houston has great speed and great size, which will be a challenge for the Panthers, Cook said.

The game will start at 7:30 p.m. Friday at Farrington Field.

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