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October 19, 2013
Plant picked up a big district win in an 8A-6 contest 30-14 over the Newsome Wolves.
Plant started fast, scoring on its first three drives. Alexander Jackson was the star of the night, scoring 3 of the 4 Plant touchdowns. Plant started fast, moving the ball on its opening possession to the Newsome 19 yard line. The drive stalled on third and long, but Plant kicker and tight end Clarke Miller converted on a 36-yard field goal.
On their next drive, Plant went 55 yards on ten plays for a touchdown. The drive was highlighted by 35-yard catch and run by Jackson. He finished the drive, catching a short pass for a 1-yard touchdown.
In the second quarter, Plant took over on its own 28. Quarterback Colby Brown connected with Cameron Winter for a 20-yard pick up. A few plays later, Brown hit Texas commit Andrew Beck for a 22-yard gain in the middle of the field. This set up the Panthers with a first and goal on the Newsome 10-yard line. Brown finished the drive with 10 yard strike to Jackson, who picked up his second touchdown of the night.
Newsome cut the score to 17-7 on a trick play, as Bruce Anderson took an indirect handoff from QB Zac Slater and scored from 31 yards out.
Unfortunately for the Wolves they could not hang onto the momentum. On the ensuing kickoff, Jackson scored his third touchdown of the half. He fielded the ball less than 6 inches from the goal line, and returned it 99 yards to give Plant a 24-7 lead.
The two teams traded second half scores, one by Brown on a 1 yard run and one by Slater - for the final scoring.
Plant moves to 6-1-1. One more district win will put Plant in the playoffs. For Newsome, their playoff hopes are likely gone unless Wharton drops its last two district contests.