Duncanville Panthers vs. Cedar Hill Longhorns Tonight

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Friday night football at its finest is tonight at Panther Stadium on the Duncanville High School campus, as the Panthers take on the Cedar Hill Longhorns in a 7-6A showdown.

Athletics_LogoCedar Hill comes is in an unusual position coming into tonight’s contest. Cedar Hill sits at 2-2 for the season and in fifth place in the district, while Duncanville is 4-0 and tied for first with DeSoto.

Cedar Hill has losses against Gorman (Las Vegas, NV) and DeSoto (33-18), and wins over Mansfield (42-41) and Mesquite Horn (59-21).

However, Cedar Hill has been battling injuries at quarterback this season. Both Shawn Robinson and Garret McGuire, son of Longhorn head coach Joey McQuire, have seen time at quarterback this season.

Simply looking at the number for this game, it shows to be a very close matchup, with Duncanville holding the edge on defense. Duncanville has a 34-points per game average and gains an average of 432.5 yards per game. Cedar Hill scores 33.2 ppg and averages 369.2 yards per game. On defense Cedar Hill has allowed 34.8 ppg, while Duncanville has held opponents to an average of 17.2 points per game. As far as yardage, the Longhorns are giving up an average of 354 yards, while Duncanville is only allowing 240.5 yards per game.

Statistical leaders for Cedar Hill include McQuire with 526 passing yards on 34-52 and he has throw 5 touchdowns. Jaylin Nelson is leading for the Panthers with 814 passing yards on 56-92 and also has 5 touchdowns.

Nelson is also the rushing leader for the Panthers with 293 yards, averaging 5.53 yards per attempt and has 4 rushing touchdowns. For Cedar Hill Marquise Forman has 215 yards, averaging 5.12 yards per carry and 5 touchdowns.

Longhorn receivers are led by Charleston Rambo with 22 catches for 329 yards and 5 touchdowns and Panther Tre Siggers has 25 receptions, 305 yards, and 1 touchdown.

Kickoff tonight is at 7:30 p.m. and everyone is asked to wear purple to increase recognition and to increase awareness and take a stand against domestic violence.