Duncanville Panthers Trounce Irving Tigers 49-7

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A completely overmatched Irving Tiger team came into Panther Stadium on Thursday night and Duncanville sent them back out after an absolute 49-7 drumming. Extending the Panther to 4-0 on the season and 1-0 in district 7-6A play.

Duncanville scored on a 53-yard Keilon Elder run, a Trevon Connley to Jamall Hamilton 45-yard TD pass, a Karien Howard 75-yard punt return, a 11-yard Connley to Warren Callhoun 11-yard touchdown pass and a Connley to Gyasi Smith 40-yard TD pass…all in the first half. The Connley to Smith TD came as time expired in the first half. Josh Delgado was good on all point after attempts.

Duncanville let Irving get into the end zone as the first half was winding down, after turning the ball over deep in Panther territory and a costly roughing the passer penalty, on a DJ Stephenson to Rodney Lawton pass. Duncanville had 95 yards in penalties in the first half

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Duncanville went into the half leading 35-7.

Scoring slowed in the third quarter with Duncanville scoring on the third possession of the second half on a Jaelyn Walker 4-yard touchdown run on a fourth and goal from the Irving 4-yard line to go up 42-7.

The Panther defense got in on the action next as Anthony Cruz intercepted the Stephenson pass and returned it 57-yards for the touchdown to put Duncanville up 49-7 with only 29 seconds remaining in the third quarter.

Howard tried to pickup a rolling punt for Duncanville at the DHS 49-yard line and muffed the attempt with Irving recovering. A pass interference call on the ensuing play moved the ball to the DHS 34-yard line. An offside penalty during the drive moved the Tigers to the DHS 21-yard line and gave Irving a first down. On fourth and three from the DHS four-yard line the Panther defense collapsed on Irving’s Stephenson to force a turnover on downs and keep Irving out of the end zone with just over three minutes left in the game.

Duncanville took the ball and quickly marched down the field to the Irving Tiger end of the field before time ran out with Duncanville moving the ball to the Irving 49-yard line.

Duncanville finished the game with 562 total yards, 344 passing and 218 yards rushing. Irving finished with 93 total yards on 83 yards passing and 10 yards rushing.

Duncanville’s Trazon Connley finished 16/19 passing for 344 yards and three touchdowns. Keilon Elder had 5 rushing attempts for 72 yards with one touchdown and Warren Callhoun had 5 rushes for 47 yards. Duncanville receivers were led by Gyasi Smith with 5 catches for 107 yards.

Irving’s DJ Stephenson was 12/24 passing for 83 yards, one touchdown and one interception. James Miles was the leading rusher on 10 carries for 16 yards, and the leading receiver was Rodney Lawton with 5 catches, 43 yards and one touchdown.

After the game Panther Coach Reginald Samples was honored as the African-American coach with the most wins in Texas UIL history. Coach Samples now has 250 career wins, going ahead of Allen Wilson, former head coach at Dallas Carter.

Duncanville will face the Cedar Hill Longhorns on Friday, Oct. 6 at 7:30 p.m. at Longhorn Stadium in Cedar Hill. Cedar Hill is 1-2 after losses to Allen and Mansfield, with a victory over Mesquite Horn. Their first district game is this Friday against DeSoto at Eagle Stadium.