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Paschal scores three times as Panthers beat Trimble Tech in weather-shortened contest

Paschal Panthers players prepare for Thursday night’s game against Arlington during the national anthem.
Paschal Panthers players prepare for Thursday night’s game against Arlington during the national anthem. Special to the Star-Telegram

In a weather-shortened contest, Fort Worth Paschal registered its first District 4-6A victory Thursday night with a 21-0 homecoming win over Fort Worth Trimble Tech at Farrington Field.

Just after the Panthers (2-4, 1-2) scored with 8:23 to play in the second quarter the game was halted because of lightning in the area at 6:37 p.m. Ironically, the game was kicked off an hour early to avoid inclement weather.

Following a 48-minute delay, the game was called giving Paschal the win.

The Panthers return to district play next Friday, Oct. 18, hosting Arlington Lamar at Farrington Field. Trimble Tech (2-4, 0-3) hosts Arlington Bowie in a district game Oct. 18 at Clark Field.

Paschal’s offense had a big night in limited action finishing with 211 yards of offense on 18 plays. The Panthers averaged 11.7 yards per play. After trading fumbles, Paschal took a 7-0 lead with 7:10 to play in the first quarter on a 33-yard scoring strike from Elliott Titus to Gus Flori.

The Panthers scored on their final two possessions.

Early in the second quarter, Paschal used a 4-play, 87-yard drive to take a 14-0 lead. On the first play of the second quarter, William Booker, who finished with 108 yards rushing on seven carries, broke off a 60-yard to the Tech 20. Two plays later, Elliott scored on a 13-yard run for a 14-0 lead with 11:06 to play before halftime.

The Panthers went up 21-0 when Connor Culp hit Mitchell Nowell for a 45-yard score with 8:23 to play. Culp completed 2 of 3 passes for 57 yards while Titus completed 2 of 3 passes for 33 yards.

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