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Panthers Win Defensive Struggle
Wednesday, September 19, 2012 • Posted September 21, 2012

After evening their season record with a win over Comfort, the Blanco Panthers returned home to host the Luling Eagles with hopes of picking up their first home victory of the season after dropping their home opener to Canyon Lake. Although both teams had been able to put points on the scoreboard in each of their first two games, neither Blanco nor Luling were able to get their offenses going.

After a scoreless first quarter in which both teams traded field position, it was the Panthers’ defense that scored the first and only touchdown of the game, as a forced fumble was picked up by DB McKay Adamson and returned 11 yards for a touchdown. Aikman Elrod would add the PAT and the Panthers would take a 7 to 0 lead going into the half.

The third and fourth quarters would prove to be much of the same for Blanco and Luling, as each had trouble moving the ball. However, each team was able to threaten, driving deep into their opponent’s territory only to turn the ball over on downs, as the defenses for both teams continued their dominant play throughout the second half with the Panthers holding on for a 7 to 0 win.

As a team, Blanco’s offense would gain 222 yards on the night with Tim Goodman leading the way with his first 100 yard game of the season as he gained 113 yards on 23 carries. QB Sam Isenberg added a season high 87 yards through the air as the Panthers managed to pick up 12 first downs in the game.

Defensively, the Panthers held Luling to just 164 yards and 7 first downs while also forcing 6 punts on the night. Key defensive plays were turned in by Tyler Brown and Britton Wagner in turning away the Eagles.

With the victory, Blanco improves to 2 and 1 on the season and will travel to San Antonio this Friday to take on San Antonio Christian. Kick-off at SAC is set for 7:30 pm.

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