Bowie is no paradise for Panthers

By Clay Corbett | Published Wednesday, October 10, 2012
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WRAP-UP – Paradise’s Hayden Brown makes the tackle Friday against Whitesboro. Messenger photo by Mack Thweatt

After giving up 42 points in the second and third quarters last week, the Paradise Panthers had too much to overcome for their first victory of the season over Whitesboro.

Things will not get any easier this week as the Panthers (0-5, 0-1) travel to Bowie (5-1, 1-1).

The Jackrabbits are coming off their first district win, with a 28-0 win over Ponder. They fell to Boyd the prior week. Boyd was the only team to hold Bowie under 20 points this season.

If Paradise could pick up their first win of the season against Bowie, it would put them right back in the district conversation. Bowie is favored as one of the top teams in the district, and a Panther upset would put them right back in the playoff picture.

Tanner Valentine will be leaned on heavily, after putting up 208 total yards against Whitesboro last week.

This will be the second week straight week the Panthers are playing a team that dropped down from Class 3A.

PARADISE (0-5) AT BOWIE (5-1, 1-1)
7:30 p.m. at Jackrabbit Stadium

PARADISE: Harris Rating 179

NOTABLE: Quarterback Tanner Valentine racked up 208 all-purpose yards in the Panthers loss to Whitesboro.

BOWIE: Harris Rating 202

NOTABLE: The Jackrabbits rebounded with a 28-0 win against Ponder last week after their loss to Boyd.

HARRIS LINE: Bowie by 28

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