Pauls Valley Democrat
Pauls Valley’s home playoffs hopes ended Friday night with a 55-28 loss to Madill at Alumni Field in Madill. The Panthers and Wildcats played evenly for three and a half quarter but a 20-point outburst in the final quarter and a half lifted Madill to the win and the district championship.
The Panthers opened the game with a drive that ended with senior quarterback Joe Kyle Foster diving in from a yard out.
Madill bounced back behind quarterback Paten Bond. Bond drove the Wildcats down the field and scored on a 5-yard run.
PV fired right back by marching down the field, J.C. Eyabi capped off the drive with a 3-yard touchdown run.
Bond scored his second touchdown of the night on a 5-yard run. Orloff and Bond would hook up just before the half on a 16-yard pass play for a touchdown and their first lead of the game.
Pauls Valley would get a big kickoff return by Joni Morales to inside the Madill 10. Foster, who had been hurt in the series before for the Panthers came in and ran one play but couldn’t continue. Foster was hurt on a late hit by a Madill player and suffered a concussion.
Carter Tate came in and handed off to Dewayne Sanders who squirted in from 9 yards out for touchdown and a 21-21 tie.
Madill got the ball to start the second half, moving down the field and scoring on a Gentis on a 5-yard run.
Morales again had a huge kickoff return that carried PV inside the Madill 30. The Panthers went to the ‘Wild Wayne’ with Sanders in the backfield and he took the snap 27 yards for a touchdown tying the game at 28.
The wheels came off for the Panthers after that. Bond would score two more touchdowns in the quarter on runs of 5 and 12 and also throw a 34-yard TD pass to Davis to blow open the game.
Pauls Valley couldn’t get their offense going again the rest of the night and Madill tacked on a Gentis touchdown in the fourth quarter as part of 27 unanswered points.
Madill finished with 500 yards in total offense to the Panthers 210. PV had 96 yards passing most of that coming before Foster got injured.
Pauls Valley heads to Heritage Hall Friday night in the opening round of the playoffs while Madill is at home to face Star Spencer.