Rebels Capitalize On Mojo Miscues

Odessa, TX – Midland Legacy took advantage of four Permian turnovers en route to a 33-25 District 2-6A win at Ratliff Stadium.  The Rebels scored 17 unanswered second-half points to hand the Panthers their first loss of the season.

Permian got on the scoreboard early with a 13-play, 75-yard opening drive, that was capped with a short Juzstyce Lara touchdown run. The Mojo defense got into the act when Deonte Bass intercepted a Legacy pass in the endzone the following possession.

A Permian fumble would set up Legacy at the 16. The Rebels converted the gift on the next play from scrimmage to knot the ballgame at 7-7. Another Permian miscue resulted in a safety to close out the first quarter with the Black Cats trailing 9-7.

The Panthers put together an 8-play, 52-yard drive with Terron Young reaching paydirt from seven yards out to regain the lead in the second quarter. The Black-and-White added a field goal as time ran out for an 18-9 halftime lead.

The Rebels utilized the opening drive of the second half to narrow the deficit to two points at 18-16.  The Black Cats answered in response with a 31-yard JaQuan Richardson run to push the lead to 25-16.  Legacy added another score in the third, and two unanswered TDs and a field goal in the fourth for the 33-25 Permian first loss of district and the 2022 season.

The Panthers (1-1, 6-1) will travel to Wolfforth for a date with Frenship (2-0, 6-1) next Friday.  The Tigers claimed a 42-38 road win over Midland High (0-2, 4-3).  Also in district action, San Angelo Central (2-0, 5-2) collected a 57-34 home decision over Odessa High (0-2, 3-4).


   1 2 3 4 F
09 00 14 10 33
  Permian 07 11 07 00 25


First Quarter
OP – Juzstyce Lara 1 run (Tate Terry kick), 6:23
ML – Serrano 16 pass from Davila (Smith kick), 2:34
ML – Safety, 0:27

Second Quarter
OP – Terron Young 8 run (conversion/Lara run), 2:24
OP – Terry 31 FG, 0:01

Third Quarter
ML – Sonnier 25 pass from Davila (Smith kick), 9:43
OP – JaQuan Richardson 31 run (Terry kick), 2:44
ML – Luna 18 run (Smith kick), 1:08

Fourth Quarter
ML – Smith 28 FG, 9:41
ML – Brazzell 18 pass from Davila (Smith kick), 6:03

   ML OP
  First Downs 18 16
  Total Yards 388 280
  Rushing 172 129
  Passing 216 131
  C-A-I 13-24-2 9-20-3
  Fumbles 0-0 3-1
  Penalties 10-90 7-75