Following last week’s loss, the Panthers are tied in second in district 7-6A with South Grand Prairie at 4-1 and both are behind 5-0 DeSoto. In fourth place is 3-2 Cedar Hill.
Friday night’s homecoming game is against 2-3 Irving Nimitz. The Vikings are 1-1 in district play, and sit in sixth place, just ahead of Irving and Irving MacArthur.
Sophomore QB Adan Ponce, who is 53 of 89 with 859 yards, 9 touchdowns and 1 interception, leads the Nimitz offense. Leading rusher for the Vikings is Mark Eugene with 92 carries for 865 yards and 11 touchdowns. Eugene also has 7 catches for 77 yards. Cody Norris leads the receivers with 30 receptions for 478 yards and 5 touchdowns. Norris also has 3 carries for 28 yards and a touchdown.
For the Panthers QB Jayin Nelson has 1171 yards on 80 of 128 passes and 9 touchdowns. Nelson also leads all rushers with 375 yards on 74 attempts and 6 rushing touchdowns. Tre Siggers leads the receiving corps with 2 touchdowns, and 418 yards on 34 receptions.
The Panther defense could be the big difference in this game. Nimitz has been averaging 437.2 yards per game, and the Duncanville defense has been stingy and only allowing 259.8 yards per game and only 24.6 ppg. The Panther offense has been averaging 447.2 yards per game, while the Vikings defense has allowed 417.6 yards per game. Both offenses are close in points scored as Nimitz has averaged 38.2 ppg, and Duncanville has been averaging 37.2 ppg.
Game time is 7:30 p.m. this Friday night at Panther Stadium on the Duncanville High School Campus.
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