Pauls Valley Democrat
The Pauls Valley Panthers ran into a buzz saw Friday night as the No. 5 team in Class 3A, Plainview Indians invaded Thompson Field.
Plainview tailback Austin Carrera rushed for 213 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Indians to a 49-7 win over PV. This was the second straight week for Carrera to go over 200 yards as he rushed for 215 last week against Dickson.
Pauls Valley coming off their first win of the season last week was expected to be just a speed bump for the Indians. The Panthers had Plainview’s attention midway through the second quarter though as PV marched down the field and cut a three-touchdown lead to two.
It was all Plainview after that as the Indian defense woke up and the offense churned out four more touchdowns for the win.
Plainview took the ball to start the game on Carrera went 63 yards on his first carry and gave the Indians a first down at the PV 19. Two plays later quarterback Kobe Brewster hit Gage Kennedy with a 16-yard pass for a touchdown.
Pauls Valley had a good run on first down as Coleton Jolley picked up four yards but that would be the longest run for the next six plays as PV went three-and-out on their first two possessions.
Jordan Rickets capped off a short drive for the Indians on their second possession with a 9-yard touchdown run.
Pauls Valley got a big stop on the Indians third possession. Junior Meave picked off a Brewster pass in the end zone and returned the ball out to the Plainview 41.
Pauls Valley got their first first down of the night on an 8-yard run by Jolley. The Panthers crossed midfield but then a fumble gave Plainview the ball back at the 49-yard line.
Kennedy went 51 yards on the first play but PV was off sides before the snap and the touchdown was negated.
Carrera had a 21-yard run in the drive that pushed Plainview to the 8. Rickets would score his second touchdown of the night on an 8-yard run giving Plainview a 21-0 lead.
Pauls Valley then had their best drive of the game. PV would run 11-play and go 75 yards for their first touchdown of the night.
Junior Meave had a couple of big runs in the drive. An 8-yard pass from Carter Tate to James Jones followed by a Meave 7-yard run gave PV a first down at the 24-yard-line.
Treston Williams got the ball on first down and he found some running room on the outside. As he got close to the end zone he knew he was going to get hit so he stretched out and got inside the pylon for touchdown. Manny Colmenares kick cut the Plainview lead to 21-7.
After a return out near midfield on the ensuing kickoff, Carrera went 54 yards on the first snap for a touchdown and a 28-7 lead.
That would be the score at halftime after Tully missed a 37-yard field goal just before half for Plainview.
Carrera would score twice in the third quarter for Plainview on runs of 8 and 11 to give the Indians a 42-7 lead.
PV would have a big drive late in the third quarter. They would move from their own 20-yard line out to near mid field.
The drive was kept alive as Nathan Wood had a 13-yard run after dropping the ball on a punt attempt he picked it up and ran up the middle for a first down.
The drive would end after 13 snaps as PV gave the ball back to Plainview early in the fourth quarter.
Plainview would drive down the field and Cris Hamelton would cap off a 71-yard 11-play drive with a two-yard touchdown run.
Pauls Valley has one more game this season as they host Madill for senior night. Madill was a 47-32 winner over Atoka Friday night.