The Pauls Valley Panthers couldn't slow the high powered offense of the Plainview Indians Friday night. No. 3 Plainview scored on its first five possessions and rolled to a 49-7 win over the Panthers.
Plainview scored on the opening kickoff but a penalty brought it back. Three plays later, Jaxon Clemons took a handoff right up the middle going 16 yards for a touchdown.
The Panthers used up over five minutes on their first drive of the game before the drive stalled out and PV punted the ball to the Indians.
It took Plainview one play to go 70 yards as Brock Pharam hit D-1 product Blake Nowell with a short pass and the TCU commit used his speed to race down the field for a touchdown and a 14-0 lead.
Pauls Valley was moving the football again as Justin Humphrey, Zane Weilenman and Landon Weilenman carried PV across mid field. On first-and-10 from the Plainview 43, an errant snap was recovered by Plainview.
The Indians moved into the red zone in the final minute of the first quarter and started the second quarter with a third-and-one at the Panther 10-yard line.
The Indians picked up a first down and had a first-and-goal at the two. It took them three plays to get into the end zone as the Panther defense stepped up. Tyson Al-J'Bour finally pushed his way into the end zone from a yard out for a 21-0 lead.
The Plainview defense forced a three and out and got the ball back at the Panther 43-yard line.
Pharam hit Nowell with a 20-yard pass to the Panthers 25. Three straight runs for Clemons finished off the drive as he raced in from 16 yards out for the touchdown.
Pauls Valley had a three-and-out on their next possession giving Plainview the ball back at the Panther 46-yard line.
Plainview went to the air two straight times as Pharam hit Webber for a short gain and then hit Nowell for a 39-yard touchdown and a 35-0 lead at the break.
Pauls Valley opened the second half with the football chewing up over 6 minutes off the clock as they moved down the field. The drive stalled out at the Plainview 27 as the Indians got a stop on a fourth down run.
Plainview used up four minutes off the clock to move back down the field. Pharam capped off the drive with a 7-yard touchdown run.
Pauls Valley got the ball back at their own 24-yard line on the ensuing kickoff. The Panthers ran out the final minute of the third quarter moving out near mid field. A penalty backed them up 15 yards but they recovered with 10-yard run by Humphrey and he followed that up with a 46-yard touchdown.
On Plainview's next snap, Pickens went right though the middle of the Panther defense 40 yards for a touchdown and a 49-7 lead and win.
Humphrey led the PV offense with 117 yards on 15 carries. Z. Weilenman had 62 yards, Cameron Marcum-Jones 25 yards, Colt Jones 20, James Cudjoe 13, Gunner Derryberry 8 and Michael Barahona 6.
Pharam was 8-of-15 passing for 191 yards to lead Plainview's offense. Nowell had 5 catches for 164 yards and two touchdowns. Al-J'Bour had 51 yards rushing and Clemons add 44.
With the win, the Indians claim the 3A-2 district title. The loss pushes PV's record to 2-7.