Tuesday, October 24, Volleyball Junior Varsity played hard in their last district game, but lost to Prestonwood 0-2. That same day, the varsity team finished district with a 3-1 win against Prestonwood (10-25, 25-22, 25-18, 25-15). This win helped secure the third place finish in District 1-6A. Reagan Cooper ’19 led the team with 24 kills while Katie Lawson ’20 added another 14 kills. Susie Scherer ‘18 led the team in digs with 25 and Taliah Belcher ’19 served four aces in the match.
The Panthers Junior Varsity football team was back in action at home Thursday night, October 26. After a back and forth battle, the Panthers came out victorious 26-22 over John Paul II Catholic School. Leading the charge was quarterback Bryson Boyette ’21 who threw for two touchdown passes, including the game winner to Jack Jouette ’21 with just 10 seconds remaining in the game. The leading rusher for the Panthers was Charlie Terrell ’20 with 105 yards and 1 touchdown.
On Friday, October 27, the Panther Varsity football team beat John Paul II 54-13. Preston Stone ’21 won Dallas Morning News SportsDay Hero of the week for week nine. He was 19-25 for 373 and five TDs ran for 41 yards and one TD. Strong rushing performances from Brian Okoye ‘21, Ricky Figurell ’19 and Darries Boyd ’20 helped the Panthers ground game as well. The receiving corp had two 100 yd. receivers with Logan Rayburn ’19 and Parker Stone ‘19. Rayburn had 183 yds. and three TD’s. Parker Stone had 101 and a TD. Josh Emmanuel ’20 also had a TD catch. Defensively the Panthers held the Cardinals to 13 points with strong performances by John Emmanuel ’20 (3 sacks), and the rest of the defense led by Daniel Steckler ‘19, Ben Campbell ‘18, Josue Munoz ‘20 and Jack Love ‘18.
On Saturday, October 28, Boys’ Varsity Basketball had their first scrimmage of the year against Trinity Christian Cedar Hill and Tyler All Saints at Parish. It was a good start to the new season. The scrimmage format consisted of each team playing six quarters. Parish won 2, tied 2, and lost 2 quarters in a very competitive scrimmage yet won the overall point total between their opponents. The Varsity and JV teams will have their first official game of the season on Thursday, November 2 , at Dallas Christian and will celebrate the start of the season on Friday, November 3, after the home football game at the Parish Late Night Madness Event in the Midway Gym. They hope the gym is packed for the event! Finally, both JV and Varsity teams will have home games on November 7 and 10. Game times for both days are JV @ 6:00 p.m. and Varsity @ 7:30 p.m. The boys’ basketball program looks forward to seeing everyone in the gym this season!