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Wesleyan thumped again as bumpy first season ends without a win

Texas Wesleyan junior quarterback Erik Richards, right, attempts a pass as Oklahoma Panhandle State defensive linemen Justin Slaughter (99) and D’darrin Primes (42) defend during Wesleyan’s 65-6 loss in Saturday’s season finale.
Texas Wesleyan junior quarterback Erik Richards, right, attempts a pass as Oklahoma Panhandle State defensive linemen Justin Slaughter (99) and D’darrin Primes (42) defend during Wesleyan’s 65-6 loss in Saturday’s season finale. Star-Telegram

Saturday’s season finale for Texas Wesleyan had a lot in common with every other game this season.

The Rams absorbed a 65-6 pounding from Oklahoma Panhandle State to pull the curtain on Texas Wesleyan’s first season of football competition since 1941.

The loss closes the books on an 0-11 season, 0-8 in the Central States Football League, that saw the Rams lose six games by 30 or more points and hold a lead in only one game.

Panhandle (7-3, 6-2) was guided by redshirt freshman quarterback John Polston, a graduate of Saginaw High School, who threw four touchdown passes and ran for a fifth score – all in the first half – as the Aggies built a 37-0 lead by intermission.

Texas Wesleyan scored its only points of the day on a 30-yard pass from Erik Richards to Cole Maxwell with 2:19 left in the game.

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