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Panthers Defeat Danbury
Blanco Faces Karnes City Friday in Wimberley
Wednesday, November 21, 2012 • Posted November 23, 2012

After a close first half this past Friday, the Blanco Panthers put together a dominant second half to defeat Danbury 47 to 21 and claim a bi-district championship in the first round of the state playoffs. The Panthers will now take on Karnes City in the area round of the playoffs this coming Friday.

In their game against Danbury, the Panthers opened with 3 first-quarter TDs as Tim Goodman started the scoring with a 4-yard run, followed by a 40-yard fumble return by Colton Childress and finally a 4-yard Sam Isenberg run. Although the Panthers had no trouble scoring touchdowns, Blanco went 0 for 3 on extra points, leaving the first quarter score at 18 to 7 as Danbury scored in the opening quarter on a 47-yard pass play.

The second quarter saw Danbury close the gap, with TD passes of 39 and 68 yards. Although Childress added another TD on a 3-yard run, the half-time score saw Blanco leading 24 to 21, as the Panthers again missed their PAT, while Danbury remained perfect.

Following halftime, Blanco returned and took control, beginning with QB Sam Isenberg scoring on a 21-yard and then connecting with Childress for the 2-point conversion. Childress then added 2 more TDs in the fourth quarter on a 1-yard run and a 44-yard dash. Isenberg converted another 2-pointer passing to Alex Palos while Aikman Elrod kicked the final PAT of the game to make the score 47 to 21.

Offensively, the Panthers rolled up over 400 yards on the ground with Tim Goodman, Sam Isenberg and Colton Childress rushing for 132, 104 and 101 yards respectively. In addition, the Panthers picked up 18 first downs. On defense, Blanco held Danbury to 13 first downs while also forcing 5 fumbles and 2 punts.

With the win, Blanco improves to 7 and 4 on the season and will now take on Karnes City this Friday in Wimberley. Blanco will be the home team and kickoff is set for 7:30 pm.

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