Midland, TX — On a damp Thursday night, turnovers came by the bucketful. The District 4-5A battle between Permian and Midland Lee remained scoreless through one half of football. It was the Panthers that pulled out a 13-7 win midway into the final quarter at Memorial Stadium.
Irving, TX — Permian and Beaumont French met in Texas Stadium to lay claim to the 1984 State Champion crown. The Panthers (15-0) entered the contest as the top-ranked team in Texas, while many wondered if the Buffaloes would even be able to stay in the game. No one anticipated the game would end in a bittersweet 21-21 tie.
Irving, TX — Trailing 19-7 at the half, Permian shut down Port Arthur Jefferson’s high-powered offense to claim a 28-19 decision in the 1980 Class 5A State Championship at Texas Stadium. Permian slapped 21 unanswered point on the scoreboard in the second half.
Irving, TX — For the second straight year, Plano stood in the way of Permian playing for the Class 4A State Championship. In 1977, the Wildcats knocked the Panthers out of the playoffs in the Semifinal Round, 3-0. The difference of a field goal again halted a Mojo State Final appearance in the 6-3 loss at Texas Stadium on Saturday.
Lubbock, TX — Permian entered the contest undefeated at 13-0. The Panthers finished the game leading every statistical category. However, a Plano first quarter field goal was good enough to claim a 3-0 win in the Class 4A State Semifinal game at Jones Stadium.
Odessa, TX — Slick roads and six inches of snow on Friday caused a postponement of the annual Permian-Odessa High crosstown game. With a high temperature of 24 degrees, weather didn’t stop 19,000 fans from watching Mojo beat the Wild Bunch 14-6 this afternoon at Barrett Stadium.
Lubbock, TX — Permian is heading back to the state finals after defeating #1 state-ranked Longview 10-9 in the Class 4A Semifinals on a windy Saturday night in Jones Stadium. Russell Wheatley kicked his way into the Texas high school record book with a 62-yard field goal that helped in the Mojo victory.