In the end, the Panthers proved too much and came out with a 38-10 victory to stay unbeaten in District 2-6A.
FHS used strong defense and a wide variety of trick plays to build a 10-7 lead midway through the second quarter. On the Panthers opening drive, the Tiger D forced and recovered a fumble to set up the offense with good field position. On fourth down, quarterback Jake Sherrard threw a lateral pass to Drew Hocutt who then threw it back to Sherrard for a long gain. The drive soon ended with a Cage Jones 22-yard field goal to give FHS a 3-0 lead.
After the Panthers scored on a 16-play drive, FHS answered with more trickery. On third down from the Panther 14, Sherrard hit a wide-open Evan Barbosa who had lined up as a tackle-eligible receiver. The successful trick play gave the Tigers a 10-7 lead.
Ed Williams led the Permian rushing attack with three touchdowns on the night.
The Tigers (3-6, 0-4) conclude the 2018 season on Friday night when the team plays host to Tascosa. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. from Peoples Bank Stadium.
Friday’s game also marks senior night for the football players, trainers, cheerleaders, pom squad, bell crew and band members.
The FHS senior football players include Niles Parker, Colton Brown, Jaden Lemons, Austin Phillips, Theo Kurlander, Sabino Segura, Julio Olberra, Myron Harrell, Skyler Newsome, Christian Kiser, Isaac Moreno, Toby Banire, Kaden Thomas, Julian Flores, Bobby Marez, Ryder McCalib, Julian Rios, Griffin Crume, Dylan Phelps, John Pierce, Edgar Balderas, Isaac Perez, Kayden Langen, Dylan Holmes, Christian Arevalo, Donovyn Franco, Ethan Filio, Camden Anderson, Kevin Sanders, Bo Mandrell, Brandon Walden, Max Rowley
Frenship 3 7 0 0 — 10
Permian 0 21 7 10 — 38
F – Cage Jones 22 FG, 7:45
P – Ed Williams 2 run (Carson Roberts kick), 9:08
F – Evan Barbosa 14 pass from Jake Sherrard (Jones kick), 6:15
P – Justin Hammond 17 run (Roberts kick), 3:21
P – Kaden Horrell 14 pass from Christian Rodriguez (Roberts kick), :43
P – Williams 1 run (Roberts kick), 4:10
P – Williams 5 run (Roberts kick), 11:17
P – Roberts 26 FG, 3:36
First downs: 9
Rushing yards: 52
Passing yards: 194
RUSHING: William Bayouth 7-40, Jake Sherrard 6-13, Skyler Newsome 1-(-1)
PASSING: Jake Sherrard 11-28-2-165, Drew Hocutt 1-1-0-29
RECEIVING: Drew Hocutt 3-57, Cooper Scott 3-27, Skyler Newsome 2-42, William Bayouth 2-25, Jake Sherrard 1-29, Evan Barbosa 1-14
*pictures provided by Curry Photography