High School Football

Snyder 27, Fort Stockton 13 Final

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The Fort Stockton Panthers allow 24 unanswered points in the second half as Snyder rallied from a 13-3 halftime deficit to had the Panthers their first loss of the season.

The Panthers fell to 5-1 overall. More importantly, they are 1-1 in district plays. After a bye week Oct. 12, the Panthers face the district's two other unbeaten teams in consecutive weeks as they host Monahans (2-0, 4-2) in their homecoming game and then face Greenwood (2-0, 4-2) on the road.

Fort Stockton, playing it first road game in a month, made the 200-mile drive to Snyder. It was the first meeting between the two schools since 2003.

The Panthers got on the board first as Cole Daggett intercepted Logan Greene's pass and returned it 33 yards for a touchdown. Daggett's PAT kick was blocked, leaving the score at 6-0 with 8:52 left in the first quarter.

Snyder responded with a 45-yard drive that was capped by freshman Jorge Oliveras' 41-yard field goal tomake it a 6-3 game.

The Panthers answered with a 75-yard touchdown drive that spanned 14 plays and nearly four minutes. Nick Johnson's 11-yard run ended the drive and Daggett connected on the PAT for a 13-3 lead and what appeared to be momentum.

The Panthers sought to put the game away by trying a squid kick on the ensuing kickoff. The kick was perfectly placed in a gap on Snyder's return team, but the Panthers were unable to corral the ball.

The rest of the half saw both teams struggle to move the ball consistently and either punting the ball away or turning it over on downs. The Panthers did attempt a second quarter field goal from 38 yards out, but Daggett's kick was blocked.

The Panthers' appeared to have caught a break as Snyder's opening drive of the second half -- set up by a long kickoff return -- failed to produce a touchdown. The Tigers again settled for an Oliveras field goal form 34-yards out to make the score 13-6.

The Panther offense drove to the Snyder 35, but failed to get a first down on a fourth-and-three. Snyder took over on offense and used an effective mix of passes and runs on a 66-yard touchdown drive that knotted the score at 13-13 with 2:17 left in the quarter.

Fort Stockton struggled to complete drives. They punted after reaching the Snyder 46 on one drive, then, after recovering a fumble on the Snyder 32, they we only able to net two yards before turning the ball over on downs.

Snyder took possession and drove 70 yards to score the go-ahead touchdown and PAT to take a 20-13 lead with 7:01 left in the game.

The Panthers then punted after just three plays only to see Snyder's Jenile Burns break at least five tackles on a 70-yard touchdown run that proved to be the dagger to the heart of the Panthers.

Trailing 27-13 with 5:11 in the game, The Panther against punted after just three plays and never got the ball back in the game's final 4:46.

Scoring summary:

1st

* FS: Cole Daggett 33-yard interception return for touchdown. PAT blocked. 6-0 9:03

* S: Jorge Oliveras 41-yard field goal. 6-3 4:28

* FS: Nick Johnson 11-yard run. Cole Daggett PAT. 13-3 :31.7

2nd

Half

3rd:

* S: Jorge Oliveras 34-yard field goal.13-6 4:28

* S: Jenile Burns 2-yard TD run. PAT good. 13-13 2:17

4th

Janile Burns touchdown run. PAT good. 20-13 7:01

Janile Burns 70-yard touchdown run. PAT good. 27-13 5:11

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