Frenship Outlasts Permian In Catfight

Odessa, TX – In the District 2-6 catfight, a late field goal lifted Frenship to a 46-44 victory over Permian at Ratliff Stadium on Friday night.

While the Panthers struggled to get things going in the first quarter, the Tigers came out firing on all cylinders and slapped a pair of touchdowns on the board for a 14-0 lead.  A barrage of points would be exchanged the remainder of the contest.

Permian’s first possession of the second quarter would lead to Mojo cutting into the deficit.  A methodical 13-play, 99-yard scoring drive was capped by Juzstyce Lara’s short touchdown run to make it 14-7.  Frenship immediately responded with a one play 70-yard TD strike, but the Black Cats answered with a 64-yard TD run by Isaac Herrera for a 21-14 tally.

The Tigers and Panthers would exchange touchdowns, which included a gadget play with Cayden Hernandez throwing a  20-yard TD pass to Gavin Black.  Permian successfully converted a two-point attempt to leave the score 28-22 at the halftime break.

Fur would fly as the second half offered a catfight filled with a bevy of offensive assaults.  The Black Cats took the opening drive of the third quarter 68 yards to paydirt, capped by a short TD pass to Isaiah Welton.  A 59-yard touchdown run by Lara was negated by a holding penalty.

The Mojo defense forced a three-and-out on the following possession, but the punt return was fumbled and Frenship had new life at the Permian 28.  Two plays later, the Tigers regained a slim 35-29 lead midway in the third.  The Panthers reclaimed the lead by mounting a 10-play, 70-yard scoring drive with a heavy dose of Lara for a 36-35 advantage by quarter’s end.

Frenship added a touchdown early in the fourth, but Permian matched that with a 12-play, 74-yard drive.  Lara reached paydirt on a 21-yarder for his third rushing TD of the night.  Another successful two-point conversion gave the Panthers a 44-43 lead with five minutes left in the game.

The Tigers produced a drive that began on their won 30.  Seven plays later, Frenship was threatening but the Mojo defense forced the effort to stall at the Permian 15.  Facing a 4th-and-Goal, the Tigers made the 32-yard field goal with 2:32 left on the clock.  The Panthers now trailed 46-44.

With time running out and no timeouts, the Black Cats had one last chance to answer.  A short run, an incomplete pass, a penalty, and a sack had Permian facing a 4th-and-17 on its own 28.  Another incomplete pass spelled defeat as a turnover-on-downs led to Frenship taking the victory formation snaps.

Lara finished the night with 248 yards rushing and three touchdowns.  Permian (1-2, 4-4) will play host to San Angelo Central (0-3, 1-7) on October 27 at Ratliff Stadium.  Time to Burn The Orange for Halloween!


   1 2 3 4 F
14 14 07 11 46 
  Permian 00 22 14 08 44 


First Quarter
FRN – Campbell 18 pass from Hutcheson (Cox kick), 8:17
FRN – Campbell 32 pass from Hutcheson (Cox kick), 4:37

Second Quarter
PER – Juzstyce Lara 1 run (Franco kick), 1:43
FRN – Stone 70 pass from Hutcheson (Cox kick), 1:32
PER – Issac Herrera 64 run (Franco kick), 1:20
FRN – Hutcheson 48 pass from Hutcheson (Cox kick), 0:44
PER – Black 20 pass from Hernandez (Lara conversion), 0:07

Third Quarter
PER – Isaiah Welton 2 pass from Garcia (Franco kick), 7:00
FRN – Stone 28 pass from Hutcheson (Cox kick), 5:13
PER – Lara 26 run (Franco kick), 0:08

Fourth Quarter
FRN – Campbell 27 pass from Hutcheson (Conv good), 10:53
PER – Lara 21 run (Strange from Garcia), 5:14
FRN – Cox 32 FG, 2:32

  First Downs 14 17
  Total Yards 463 439
  Rushing 46 345
  Passing 417 94
  C-A-I 23-29-0 10-14-0
  Fumbles 1-0 1-1
  Penalties 6-62 8-70

Summary and stats – Terry Alan.