ODESSA– Anyone expecting an early exit from the Panthers and a second straight loss would be disappointed at the result of this game. The Panthers bounced back and got back to their winning ways.
The Panthers received the ball to start the game and wasted no time getting on the scoreboard. Dexter Neboh capped off a 10 play, 65 yard drive with a 14 yard touchdown run to give the Panthers an early 7-0 lead with 7:46 remaining in the opening quarter.
After the Panthers defense forced a three and out and they defended a fake punt, they were back in business and looked to be primed on adding more points on the board. A miscue and a Panther fumble put a halt to the drive as Bowie recovered and took over on their own 23 yard line.
The first quarter concluded with a score of 7-0 in favor of the Panghers.
The action picked up in the second quarter as a combined 40 points were scored between the two teams.
Neboh would get his second touchdown of the game as he scored from 20 yards out on a pass from Trey Potter to put the Panthers up 14-0 with 7:23 left in the second quarter.
After holding the Volunteers to no points again on their next drive, the Panthers wasted little time again to add more points. This time Brandon Bailey would get in on the action as he scored from 8 yards out to put the game at 21-0 with 4:20 left in the second quarter.
The Volunteers answered back with a quick strike of their own as Deandre Cook ran in a score from 54 yards out to put the game at 21-6 with 3:52 left in the second quarter. Bowie went for a two point conversion but were unsuccessful.
Bailey would score his second rushing touchdown of the game from 5 yards out to put the game at 28-6 with 2:01 left in the first half.
The Volunteers would again strike a minute later. This time it was an 18 yard pass from Donoven Davenport to Jesse Ebozue to put the game at 28-12 with 1:13 left in the first half.
The Panthers got the ball back with about a minute left but for Bailey, that was a lifetime. He broke off a 72 yard run for his third score of the half and put the Panthers up 35-12 with 26 seconds left in the second quarter.
The score would remain the same at the break with the Permian Panthers up 35-12.
After the high scoring second quarter, the third quarter brought on zero points. The only highlight worth noting is that Permian cornerback Des Smith tallied his fourth interception on the year.
The fourth quarter saw the Permian defense hold the Volunteers scoreless again while they added on two more scores.
Potter hooked up with Jack Fawcett for an 11 yard score early in the fourth and Bailey ran in his fourth touchdown of the night from 16 yards out. After the two scores, the game was at 49-12 in favor of Permian and the game would end with that same score.
Arlington Bowie’s solid season came to an end and Permian moves on to play Amarillo Tascosa in Lubbock next week.