Area gridiron roundup

by By Michelle Dillon michelle@thecherokeean.com
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Panthers 2-2 in district play

The Bullard Panthers finished their regular season with a win over the Canton Eagles, 57-36.

The Panthers earned 489 offensive yards, 306 rushing and 183 passing.

Tristen Shewmake carried the ball 30 times for 214 yards and four touchdowns. Bryson Luscombe posted 69 yards and three touchdowns on 13 totes.

Nic Hooley recorded 100 yards on seven catch and carries. Connor Carson added 54 yards on two receptions.

Both teams scored a single touchdown in the first quarter, but Bullard had a single-point lead due to a missed PAT by Canton. The Panthers score was on a one-yard run by Tristen Shewmake.

With each team adding 15 points to the board in the second period, Bullard maintained the one-point lead at halftime.

Scores for Bullard came on a 22-yard connection from Shewmake to Nic Hooley with a successful kick by Ivan Ruiz, and a four-yard run by Shewmake followed by a two-point conversion pass from Shewmake to Latrez Young.

The Panthers pulled away from the Eagles in the third quarter with a one-yard touchdown run by Bryson Luscombe, two touchdown runs by Shewmake for 12 and 28 yards respectively and three successful point after kicks by Ruiz.

Bullard allowed the Eagles only eight points in the same quarter for a 43-29 third period score.

Luscombe scored the two Panther touchdowns in the final frame on nine- and one-yard runs.

Ruiz and Caleb Carmichael each supplied a point after kick.

The victory gave Bullard a 3-7 overall record, 2-2 in district.

The Bullard Panthers will enter the 4A-D2 post-season against the Mexia Black Cats (6-3, 5-1).

Kickoff is set at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15, at Cedar Hill High School.

Tigers win fifth game in a row

The Troup Tigers ended the season with their fifth straight win as they their rival, the Arp Tigers, 42-24.

Arp put the first points on the board and took a 6-0 first quarter lead. By halftime, Troup was ahead, 14-8. The third quarter belonged to Troup as they scored 21 points and prevented Arp from crossing the goal line, securing a 35-8 lead. Although Arp put up 16 points in the final frame to Troup’s seven, it was too little to regain the lead, giving Troup the victory.

Troup recorded 240 yards rushing and 217 yards receiving for a total of 457 offensive yards.

Jordan Elliott posted 111 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries. Calob Smith earned 74 yards and a touchdown on 15 totes. Desmon Deason ran the ball twice, garnering 25 yards and a touchdown.

Jaden Lewis received four tosses for74 yards and a touchdown and Brayden Vess caught a single 65-yard touchdown pass.

Anthony Salgado posted 10 tackles, including three for losses, and two assists as well as a fumble recovery and pass deflection.

Max Hale added six tackles, one for a loss, six assists and an interception. Kaden Mahoney recorded five tackles and six assists.

Nate Picket Pin posted three tackles, two for losses, six assists, one sack and two pass breakups. Parker Calltharp recorded four tackles, two for losses, and seven assists.

The Troup Tigers end the season with a 5-2 district record, 6-4 overall, and will enter the 3A-D2 bi-district playoff against the Leonard Tigers (7-3, 4-2). Kickoff will be at 7:30 Friday, Nov. 15, at the City Bank Stadium in Forney.



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