Panthers Hammer the Hawks 52-7

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Typically when your team turns the ball over three times, chances are you are going to have to dominate every aspect of the game to even keep it close. Duncanville did that on Friday night. Not just keeping it close, but running away with their area playoff game, 52-7 against the Hebron Hawks. The kicker is; it could have been an even bigger blowout.

The least used player on the Duncanville roster in last night’s game was the punter. Duncanville had 13 possessions and scored on 7 of them. Two ended in interceptions, one with a fumble, two missed field goals, and the last one was as the Panthers running out the clock. The interceptions and fumble came on the Hebron side of the field.

In the four games since starting quarterback Jaylin Nelson went down against DeSoto, the Panther defense has given up an average of 8.5 points per game, and only allowed an average of 223 total yards per game. The Duncanville defense only allowed Hebron 189 total yards in last night’s game.

Duncanville racked up 609 yards of total offense, with 504 yards coming on the ground, and averaged over 11 yards per carry.

Keilon Elder, junior running back, ran for 148 yards on 13 carries and scored 2 touchdowns. Senior Tre Siggers had 11 carries for 114 yards and 2 touchdowns, senior Jalan Mclin carried the ball 5 times for 111 yards, and sophomore Gyasi Smith had 4 rushes for 57 yards and 1 touchdown.

Trezon Connley, junior quarterback was 8-17 passing for 105 yards, but had 2 interceptions, while senior receiver Mackendirck Jackson had 2 catches for 45 yards.

Hebron quarterback Clayton Tune was lost in the Hawks game last week against Plano East due to a knee injury. Cole Jamison filled in with 10-19 passing for 74 yards and 1 pick. Evan Powell and Derian Vaughn combined for 118 yards rushing, with Powell scoring the only Hawk touchdown with just over two minutes left in the game. Trejan Bridges had 3 catches for 44 yards for the Hawks to lead Hebron receivers.

Duncanville now awaits the winner of the Midland (9-2) and Arlington Bowie (9-2) game, as they play at Abilene’s Shotwell Stadium at 2 p.m. on Saturday.

UPDATED PLAYOFF INFORMATION

Arlington Bowie defeated Midland 37-30 on Saturday afternoon to advance to play Duncanville. Duncanville and Bowie will meet at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Vernon Newsom Stadium in Mansfield.