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The Marlow PA announcer told the crowd how 'Great' Marlow was after every play Friday night. There wasn't much talking coming out of the Outlaw announcer near the end of the game as the Pauls Valley Panthers had a “Great” road win 21-19.

The little brothers got the best of the big brothers in this sibling rivalry. Younger brothers Kevin Foster and Paul McKay will have bragging rights for a year after defeating older brothers Barry Foster and David McKay.

“I knew it would be like this,” Pauls Valley head coach Kevin Foster said. “It's a bitter sweet victory and I feel bad for Barry.”

The win was the first in the district season for the Panthers who will now join three other teams atop of district 3A-2 with 1-0 records.

“Beating a team the caliber of Marlow and that was picked to win our district and starting 1-0 in district is big,” Kevin Foster. “I can't give enough credit to our kids for making plays.”

Marlow showed their prowess early in the game as they took the opening drive and marched down the field to paydirt. They ran the ball 10 straight times with Chris Walden, Chance Rice and Lance Crampton. Walden bolted in from three yards out for the score.

On Pauls Valley's first possession Tyler Harding raced 20 yards on the second play for a first down. The Panthers turned the ball over two plays late when Drew Wortham intercepted a pass at the Outlaw 30-yard-line.

The Outlaws put together another drive after the turnover that went for 10 plays before the Panther defense got a stop near midfield forcing a punt.

The Panthers got the ball back at their own 28-yard-line. A couple of pass one for 22 yards to Ethan Gilbert netted a first down near midfield. A couple of penalties pushed PV back 20 yards and the quarter ended with PV facing a thrid-and-25.

On the first play of the second quarter, Caleb Livingston found some running room and 42 yards later was tackled but not before a first down at the Outlaw 25. On the very next play PV went to the air and Livingston found Aaron George in the end zone for a touchdown. Edgar Colmenares tied the score at seven with the extra point 17 seconds into the second quarter.

The rest of the first half was a defensive battle. Neither team could sustain a drive with each team punting twice and having an interception. The two teams went to the locker room tied at seven. The Panthers did suffer a big blow late in the half with Tyler Harding was injured on a run and left the game with just over two minutes to go in the half and didn't return the rest of the game.

E. Colmenares returned the opening kickoff of the second half 24 yards out to the Panther 44-yard-line. On the second play of the drive Pauls Valley put the ball on the turn and the Outlaws Trevor Archer came up with the loose ball at the Panther 37-yard-line.

Marlow quickly picked up a first down behind a Chris Walden 11-yard run. The Outlaws moved the ball inside the 20-yard-line but the Panther defense stepped up and forced a turnover on downs at the 17.

The Panthers had two big pass plays of 13 and 16 yards to Dylan Norman that carried them out near midfield. On second-and-eight, the Panthers were picked off for the third time this time by Walden who gave the Outlaws the ball at their own 34.

The Outlaws continued their ground attack with six straight rushes that carried them out of their own 47. On a second-and-15, the Outlaws decided to go to the air and Rice found Crampton for an eight-yard game. On the next play, Rice dropped back to pass again and he over threw Wortham by four-feet, but a penalty flag was tossed to the ground and PV was whistled of pass interference giving Marlow the ball at the Panther 20-yard-line.

Marlow went back to the run game from there. Rice and Walden carried the Outlaws inside the 20 and then Cody Brown moved the ball inside the 10 after picking up a fumble and rambling to the Panther six. Walden got the carry from there going in for the touchdown and a 13-7 lead after the missed extra point.

Adrain Morales returned the ensuing kickoff 21 yards out to the 36-yard-line to start the final drive of the third quarter. Livingston continued to exploit the Outlaws lack of respect for sophomore Dylan Norman at receiver with two more catches to end the third quarter with the ball across midfield.

On the first play of the fourth quarter, Marlow jumped offsides giving Pauls Valley a first down. Livingston went to the air again and this time Livingston found Gilbert for a 32-yard gain down to the Panther 8-yard-line. Livingston got to call his own number and scored easily form eight yards out. E. Colmenares kick put the Panthers up 14-13.

Marlow gained possession of the ball at their own 22-yard-line after the ensuing kickoff. Marlow picked up a first-down on three straight runs. On first-down Rice moved down the line of scrimmage on a run-pitch option. Rice picked as he was being tackled and the ball hit the turf. Morales picked up the loose ball returning it 31 yards for a touchdown and the first Panther lead of the game. E Colmenares' point after kick gave the Panthers a 21-13 lead.

After an exchange of punts, Marlow had the ball at the Outlaw eight after a 36-yard punt by Livingston with just under 3:00 minutes to play.

On first down, Marlow went to the playbook for a reverse pass to Wortham. The Panthers intercepted Wortham's throw, but a flag well at the point of the pass and a late hit was called against the Panthers and a first down was giving to the Outlaws at the 27. Eight straight passes ensued as Marlow moved across midfield and deep into Panther territory. Rice raced into the end zone from 12 yards out on a broken play cutting the Panther lead to a two-point conversion with one minute remaining.

Pauls Valley had good pressure on Rice forcing him to his right. He finally spotted an open receiver in the back of the end zone but he threw too high as the score stayed at 21-19.

Marlow went to the onside kick, but it went straight to the sideline and out of bounds. A flag was thrown for and after much discussion Marlow was allowed to kick again this time from five yards back.

“The referee came over to me and told me I wasn't going to like it,” Kevin Foster said about the penalty. “The ref said, “He (the Marlow kicker) kicked the ball before play was whistled to start,”

The Outlaws kicked again and this time Nick Crawford caught the ball and hit the ground.

The Panthers lined up in victory formation and snapped the ball twice and Livingston took a knee running out the clock and giving PV their first win over the Outlaws.

“It was a big district win for us,” Kevin Foster said. “Our coaching stall does a great jog preparing us each week and this week was no expectation.”

Pauls Valley will be home next week as they host the Lone Grove.

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