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Odessa 38, Permian 21 (10/29/10)

October 30, 2010

by David Shepherd

The weather was perfect in Odessa, and Ratliff Stadium quickly filled up beyond its 18,500 capacity.

Permian returned the opening kick deep into Bronchos’ territory, just 6 plays later the Panthers punched it in for a 5-yard rushing touchdown to make the score 7-0. The Bronchos of Odessa settled for a field goal on their next series of plays, making the score 7-3. The Panthers made another great return on the kick-off and capitalized with their second touchdown to make it score 14-3 with only 56 seconds left in the first quarter.

Things are heated up in the second quarter as Odessa scored a touchdown and extra point on a long sustained drive to cut the Permian lead to 14-10. After the Odessa defense forced the Panthers to a fourth down punt, the Bronchos electrifying ground game took over and quickly added their second touchdown of the quarter to go ahead 17-14 going in to the half.

On their first drive of the second half, Permian seemingly scored a touchdown on a Tommie Morris 25-yard carry, but the referees ruled he fumbled the ball at the goal line with a Bronchos recovery. The Permian defense was able to hold Odessa to force a 3rd down and out.

The Panthers offense came out roaring on their second possession, quickly adding a touchdown with a well-balanced attack to go ahead 21-17 with 2:14 left in the 3rd quarter.

The Bronchos responded with a touchdown of their own to start the 4th quarter, re-capturing the lead 24-21. The Panthers’ next drive ended with an interception down at the Odessa 5-yard line. The Bronchos went the entire 95 yards for another touchdown and a 31-21 lead.

The Permian Panthers gave up the football on downs with only 2:40 left in the game. The Bronchos were uninterested in running out the clock, but instead rushed for another touchdown with 1:08 left in the game.

The Panthers never quit but time expired, with a final score of Odessa 38-Permian 21.\


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