Panther Head Coach Reginald Samples let his first team run up a 28-7 halftime lead, and then let his bench have the majority of the second half as Duncanville cruised to the homecoming victory over Irving Nimitz.
The Panthers kicked off first, but recovered a fumble on the kickoff and drove in for their first score, and kept the pedal down the rest of the night. The Panthers scored on a Jakari Brooks run for the 11-yard touchdown. The Josh Delgado kick was good and with less than a minute gone the Panthers had the lead.
Duncanville next scored on a Jaylin Nelson to Isaiah Upshaw 17-yard pass with a little over 5 minutes left in the first quarter, and then Nelson hit Upshaw again with 9 minutes left in the second quarter for 29-yard touchdown. The Delgado PAT was good on both and Duncanville held the 21-0 lead.
The Panthers final score came on a Tre Siggers 5-yard run with 3:59 left in the first half to take a 28-0 lead on the Delgado PAT.
The Vikings scored on a Zach Wilson 3-yard pass from Derick Hamilton with just 5 seconds remaining in the half. Jose Hamilton’s kick was good to make the score 28-7 at the half. Nimitz got the ball on the Duncanville 38-yard line on a lost fumble on a punt. Seven plays later they were in for the score.
The second half saw junior Trezon Connley and senior Tyrone Calhoun spend time at quarterback, with Connley having only 9 yards passing on 3 attempts and Calhoun not attempting a pass. Connley did have 20 yards rushing, while Calhoun had 40 yards on 5 attempts.
For the game Jaylin Nelson was 14-20 for 207 yards passing and 2 touchdowns with no interceptions. In fact, Nelson didn’t throw his first incompletion until 10:01 in the second half and before that he was 6 for 6.
Jakari Brooks led all Panther rushers with 73 yards on 14 attempts and Brooks had 1 touchdown. The receivers were led by Upshaw with 77 yards and 2 touchdowns. In all, 11 Panthers ran the ball for 226 yards and 8 different receivers registered a catch while Duncanville had 216 yards receiving.
Penalties still plagued the Panthers with 9 penalties for 85 yards, compared to the Vikings 25 yards on 4 penalties.
For Nimitz, Derrick Hamilton was 4-10 passing for 32 yards, a touchdown and an interception. Saivon Williams had 72 yards on 21 carries and Cody Norris had 2 catches for 18 yards.
The Duncanville defense had 17 different players register tackles, with senior defensive back Marcus Mosley leading the way with 5 tackles.
Next up for the Panthers is an away game next Friday against South Grand Prairie, before returning home to host DeSoto on Oct. 21.
In other 7-6A action, Cedar Hill dominated Irving MacArthur 58-0 on Thursday night, while South Grand Prairie beat Irving 30-7 and DeSoto grounded Grand Prairie 52-17.
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