Back and forth, back and forth was the tempo for Hurst L.D. Bell and North Crowley. Offense was the name of the game, but it was defense that secured the win. A forced turnover late in the fourth quarter lifted Bell over the Panthers 43-36 at Panther Stadium.
Key players: Bell quarterback Austin Brougham was an efficient 15-for-17, passing for 126 yards and a touchdown. Junior RB Zion Hardy carried the workload for the Raiders, running the ball 35 times for 163 yards and two touchdowns. North Crowley’s offense was led by quarterback Caleb Leake and wide receiver Julian Jones. Jones caught nine passes for 158 yards and three touchdowns.
Key stat: Julian Jones is off to an electric start to the season, totaling 293 receiving yards and seven touchdowns.
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Records: Bell 1-1, North Crowley 1-1.