Panther Football defeats TCA, field hockey fine tunes skills and volleyball makes a comeback.
Parish Panthers JV Football took on Trinity Christian Academy at home winning 36-0 On September 26. The Panthers were led by the defense, scoring on two interceptions returned for touchdowns, one by Adam Redd ‘20 and the other by Aidan Gluckman ‘21. The Panthers defense also recorded a safety. The Panthers offense was led by the quarterback duo of Gabriel Grubbs ‘22 and Houston Robinson ’21, who each had a rushing touchdown. Grubbs also completed a five yard touchdown pass to Jai Moore ’21.
On September 27, Panther Varsity Football had another strong performance against Trinity Christian Academy in Addison. The offense was hitting on all cylinders as the QB Preston Stone ’21 accounted for five, first half touchdown passes. WR Cam Overton ’19 and Parker Stone ’19 both caught two touchdown passes and WR Tyler Hamilton ‘19 caught one, as the receiving core proved to continue to be a threat to opposing defenses. RB Cauren Lynch ‘20 kept his touchdown streak alive with a 13yd touchdown scamper, giving him a touchdown in each of the last three games.
The Defense continued to be a strong force as they held TCA to only three points through the first three quarters and only 195 total yards in the game. Panther’s Special Team proved to be worthy of the titled “special” when DB Ben Flowers ‘19 blocked a field goal attempt (his second blocked kick of the night) and DB Luke Bridges ‘20 returned the block 73 yards for a touchdown.
The final score of the game Parish 48 - TCA 10. That moves the Panthers to 4-0 on the season.
Parish JV Volleyball had a home match vs John Paul II Catholic School on September 25. The Panthers lost the first set 25-9 but battled back to win the second set 26-24. The Panthers ultimately won, beating JP II in the third set 15-11. On September 27, the Parish JV team faced Bishop Dunne on the road where the Panthers won in straight sets 25-9, 25-18.
Parish Varsity Volleyball faced a very tough John Paul II Catholic School team on September 25. Panthers lost the first two sets 25-19, 25-18. They were able to come back and win the next three sets 25-18, 25-21, 15-10 to close out the match. On September 27, Parish Varsity Volleyball faced Bishop Dunne on the road with the Panthers winning in straight sets 25-12, 25-10, 25-8.
Parish Varsity Field Hockey played Fort Worth All Saints Episcopal School on September 26 and St. Mary’s Hall on September 28. Game versus ASES gave the team insight as to how their opposition will play during the upcoming counter games later in the season. It was also a very useful game to work on plays and ball movement. Although the game ended in a 0-6 loss 0-6, the girls worked well as a team. Individual shout outs for exceptional play go to Emma Eades ’19, Lilly Wallace ’22 and the outstanding goalie play by Morgan Day ’21.
Friday’s game ended in a devastating one goal loss, despite the fifteen shots on goal and nine offensive corners. St. Mary’s scored their single goal in the first three minutes of the game and the Panthers spent the next 57 minutes fighting to bring the game to a tie or a win, but unsuccessfully. Congratulations to the entire team for their great effort. Special recognition for the excellent goalie play goes to Day. The outstanding student, faculty and community support was something the team was very grateful for that evening; the team hopes the fans will join them again for another match this season.
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