After a 2 and 0 start to the season, the Blanco Panthers traveled to Luling to take on the undefeated Eagles. While both teams hoped to improve to 3 and 0, it would be the Eagles that remained perfect on the year after handing the Panthers a 22-0 defeat.
Following a scoreless first quarter, Luling scored twice before halftime to take a 14-0 lead. During the first half of play, the Eagles rolled up over 160 yards in offense while holding Blanco to just 62 yards and 3 first downs.
Luling continued to control the line of scrimmage in the second half of play while adding a safety and a TD to the scoreboard. Although the Panthers would threaten, driving into Eagle territory, Blanco never managed to get any closer than the Luling 22 yard line.
Offensively, Logan Dodd lead the Panthers in total yards for the game with the majority coming on a 53 yard catch and run which proved to be the Panthers’ largest gain of the night. As a team, Blanco picked up 111 yards and 6 first downs.
On the defensive side of the ball, Blanco did hold Luling below their average of over 50 points a game while also forcing two turnovers, an interception by Dru Ramirez and a fumble recovery by Jake Breeding.
The Panthers will return home this Friday to host San Antonio Christian. Kick-off is set for 7:30 pm.