Arlington Bowie defeated Paschal 63-3 Thursday in the Panthers’ first district game on the road.
The Volunteers are now 2-0 in district play and the Panthers are 0-2. USA Today ranks the Volunteers as No. 14 team in Texas.
No positive aspects can be taken from the loss, Panther head coach Matt Cook said.
The first drive of the game set the tone for the whole game. Bowie went 70 yards in five plays and capped the drive with a 3-yard touchdown run by senior running back Don Jerry.
The Volunteers scored on their next drive in three plays. The final play was a 49-yard touchdown pass from sophomore Tony James to junior Jordan Versey.
Bowie then recovered a high snap on a punt in the end zone to make the score 21-0 Volunteers, not even halfway through the first quarter.
The Volunteers scored on their next possession as well with a 10-yard touchdown run by Jerry.
At the end of the first quarter, Bowie got another touchdown pass from Tony James to make the score 35-0.
James completed nine passes out of nine attempts for 165 yards and two tocuhdowns.
Early in the second quarter, senior Eric Rivers capped a five play drive with a 4-yard touchdown run. That score gave the Volunteers a 42-0 lead.
Bowie then capitalized on an interception thrown by Panther quarterback, sophomore William Floyd. Jerry scored his third touchdown of the game with an 8-yard run to make the score 49-0 Volunteers at halftime.
The Panthers had negative 5 total yards of offense in the first half with two first downs.
Paschal was once again without its starting quarterback, junior Gibson Duwe, who suffered a concussion against Dallas Sunset two weeks ago. Junior running back Justin Woodard also missed the game with a knee injury.
“We have to get healthy,” Cook said. Duwe will miss next week’s game against Arlington Martin, Cook said.
In the third quarter, Bowie scored its eighth touchdown on an 8-yard run from junior Mokem Ngufor to give the Volunteers a 56-0 lead.
Paschal’s only score of the game came on a 24-yard field goal by sophomore kicker Christian Vazquez in the fourth quarter.
The Volunteers put the finishing touches on the win with a 7-yard touchdown run from senior BJ Ebozue late in the fourth quarter. That touchdown made the final score 63-3.
Paschal’s next game is Thursday against Arlington Martin at Farrington Field.