Not too late for district run

By Clay Corbett | Published Wednesday, October 24, 2012
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The Paradise Panthers are still in search of their first victory after another setback to Pilot Point last week. With three games remaining the Panthers have time to make some noise down the stretch of the district race.

Paradise (0-7, 0-3) travels to Callisburg (6-1, 2-1) Friday. Kickoff is slated for 7:30 p.m.

The two teams have been heading in opposite directions the last couple of weeks. After opening district with a 20-7 loss to Pilot Point, the Wildcats have two straight victories over Boyd and Ponder.

Callisburg’s potent rushing attack is led by quarterback Clay McKenzie, who has already rushed for 1,051 yards this season. Running back Dakota Tinney has rushed for 435.

The Wildcats are one of four teams in District 5-2A Division I with only one loss heading into week eight. The others are Whitesboro, Boyd and Pilot Point.

Paradise will have to get their offense back on track after committing four turnovers and only managing 162 total yards against Pilot Point.

Defensively the Panthers had trouble stopping the run against the Bearcats, allowing 254 yards on the ground.

PARADISE (0-7, 0-3) AT CALLISBURG (6-1, 2-1)
7:30 p.m. at Wildcat Stadium

PARADISE: Harris Rating 178

NOTABLE: The Panthers only had 73 rushing yards against Pilot Point last week.

CALLISBURG: Harris Rating 203

NOTABLE: The Wildcats have won their last two games against Boyd and Ponder by a combined four points.

HARRIS LINE: Callisburg by 28

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