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 last night caused a postponement of the annual Permian-Odessa High crosstown rivalry game. With a high temperature of 24 degrees, weather didn’t stop 19,000 fans from witnessing Mojo beat the Wild Bunch 14-6 this afternoon at W. T. 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.
Austin, TX — Permian left no doubt who was 1972’s best in the state in Class 4A, after handing Baytown Sterling a 37-7 lashing in UT’s Memorial Stadium. This is the second State Champion crown for the Panthers. They also won a state title in 1965.