Pauls Valley Democrat
Nic Northcutt, Dominique Gavia and Drew Rolin all scored twice to lead Purcell to a 55-13 win over Pauls Valley as action began in district 3A-4 Friday night.
Purcell took advantage of a short field in the first half that was created by 6 panther turnovers. The longest drive for Purcell in the first half was an 83-yard drive that was aided by a couple of penalties. They started their other six drives inside Panther territory including three inside the 10 and another inside the 30.
The first drive for Purcell started at the 5-yard line and Northcutt scored on a 7-yard pass from Rolin for the early 7-0 lead.
The next drive started at the 24-yard line and Gavia scored from 15 yards out. Gavia would score again from 6 yards out as Purcell started their next drive at the 9-yard line.
Pauls Valley would look to have some momentum as Coleton Jolley had a 59-yard kickoff return that was aided by a 15-yard penalty that moved the ball to the 21. An interception would pin Purcell back deep in their own territory for the first time in the game.
Purcell marched down the field and on the first play of the second quarter; Northcutt caught a 17-yard pass from Rolin for a 28-0 lead.
Rolin would cap off a drive that began at the 46-yard line after a Panther fumble with a one-yard scamper.
The Panther defense would have two big stops on the ensuing Purcell possession and a 15-yard penalty would back the Dragons up into their own territory. Facing a second-and-25, Jake Combest found an opening and went the distance going 52 yards for a touchdown.
On the ensuing kickoff, Pauls Valley didn’t cover a deep onside kick and Purcell did giving them the ball at the Panther 29-yard line. Pauls Valley would be the recipient of a fumble that they would recover only to turn the ball back over to Purcell at the 5-yard line.
Rolin’s second touchdown run of five yards would give Purcell a 48-0 half time lead.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.
Pauls Valley’s JV had Purcell’s number in the fourth quarter. PV was able to recover a couple of fumble and put the ball in the end zone twice off those turnovers.
On the first drive of the fourth quarter PV got the ball at the 25. Breydan Jackson had a big run on first down and Chase Ensey picked up a first down to the Purcell 12.
PV continued to pound the ball on the ground with Treston Williams and Jackson moving the ball to the one. Ensey got the call on first down form the on and he got the corner for the Panthers first touchdown.
Purcell again fumbled the ball and PV’s Manny Colmenares recovered at the Purcell 30.
PV went to the air on a fourth-and-6 play and Matt Perry hit Treston Williams with an 11-yard gain to the 15.
PV went to the air again and Purcell brought the pressure. Perry was hit a couple of times back at the 30 but kept his feet and his eyes up field. He got the pass off and Williams hauled in the pass inside the 5 and was tackled at the 3 for a 1st down.
PV got into the end zone on a short run by Ethan Hart cutting the lead to 48-13.
Purcell’s Chris Croslin caught he ball at the 8 and moved up the field. He found a crease and was up the sideline for a 92-yard touchdown making the final 55-13.
Purcell had 163 yards on the ground and 75 through the air against the Panther defense.
Pauls Valley finished with 107 yards on the ground and 41 yards through the air.
The Panthers will return home next week as they host the Dickson Comets, a 48-7 winner over Atoka.