Pauls Valley Democrat
The Lindsay Leopards used the big play to take down the Pauls Valley Panthers Friday night at Thompson Field. Leopard quarterback Jake Standridge threw to 443 yards and five touchdowns and rushed for three more to lead Lindsay to a 50-21 win over the Panthers.
Standridge was 12 of 15 on the night and at one point completed 10 passes in a row for the Leopards. Zevan Schmidt had a huge night receiving with 5 catches for 265 yards and 4 touchdowns. Garrett Verble had 150 yards on three catches and a touchdown.
Pauls Valley had their best running night of the season so far. PV had 182 yards on 47 carries. Colton Jolley led the way with 52 yards on 8 carries. Carter Tate had 37 yards, Treston Williams had 33 and Jake Hamilton had 31 yards.
Tate completed one pass on the night a 31-yard scoring strike to Taner Campbell.
Lindsay scored on every possession they had through the first three quarters.
Standridge scored on a 4-yard run for the Leopards with 4:13 left in the first quarter. He then hit Schmidt with a 75-yard touchdown pass later in the quarter for a 13-0 lead.
On the first play of the second quarter, Standridge raced into the end zone for 12 yards out and Lindsay was up 19-0.
On the Panthers first possession of the second quarter they put together a 65-yard scoring drive. Tate’s 17-yard run got the drive started as he moved PV across midfield. Runs by Jolley moved the Panthers inside the 30 and a 6-yard run late in the drive pushed PV inside the 10.
Hamilton moved PV down to the six where they were facing a 4th-and-goal from the six. Jolley got the call and powered his way down to the one.
A big hit by a Lindsay defender knocked the ball loose and into the end zone. Panther senior Colton Wimberly fell on the loose ball and covered it up as Lindsay defenders piled on trying to pull the ball free. Wimberly held on for the touchdown, the first of his career.
After the kick off, Lindsay scored again this time on a one-play drive as Standridge hit Verble with a 74-yard touchdown pass.
Lindsay would score again just before half as Standridge and Schmidt hooked up again this time from 35 yards out as Lindsay took a 31-6 lead.
Lindsay opened up the second half with the ball. PV looked to have Lindsay stopped but a 37-yard pass to Verble on a third-and-32 to the Panther three. Standridge went in from there for a 38-6 lead.
Jolley returned the ensuing kickoff to midfield and PV made quick work of the short field. A Tate run coupled with a Lindsay penalty moved the ball to the 31-yard line of Lindsay. Tate rolled to his right on first down and found Campbell alone in the secondary for a touchdown.
Standridge and Schmidt would hook up again this time from 39 yards out and then again from 67 yards away as Lindsay took a 50-14 lead.
The Panthers would add a touchdown in the fourth quarter as Treston Williams broke through the line and sprinted 33 yards for a touchdown to make the final 50-21.
Pauls Valley will look to get in the win column next week as they open up district play at Purcell. Lindsay will begin district play at home as they host Hobart.