Nov. 24 Friday Night Highlights: Warriors end remarkable run with 38-14 loss to Panthers

by dentonramsey

Nov. 24 Friday Night Highlights: Warriors end remarkable run with 38-14 loss to Panthers


By Denton Ramsey / Sports Editor



The South Grand Prairie Warriors remarkable postseason run came to an end on Friday night, Nov. 24 at Texas Stadium in Irving, in a 38-14 loss to the Colleyville Heritage Panthers.

It appeared as though the big stage of Texas Stadium got to the Warriors early, as SGP had multiple problems on both sides of the field in the first half.

At halftime, the Warriors found themselves down by three touchdowns, 28-7.

And although the second half proved to be a better half for the Warriors, it wasn’t enough to hold the Panthers out of the end zone.

Colleyville Heritage jumped out to a 31-7 lead midway through the fourth quarter en route to their second round victory over South Grand Prairie.

The Warriors inched closer to the Panthers with a passing touchdown from Denzel Dewberry to Trae Johnson with 7:22 remaining in the game, making the score 31-14.

But it was too little, too late for SGP as the Warriors were unable to come up with the ensuing onside kick.

The Panthers scored one final time with 4:58 left in the game, pushing their lead to 38-14.

With the loss, the Warriors end a remarkable 2006 season with an impressive 10-2 record.

Under the leadership of head coach David Fisher, the Warriors battled past multiple adversities throughout the season – but they came up short on the big stage in a 24-point season-ending loss in the second round of postseason play.

But the Warriors have nothing to be disappointed about, as SGP wraps up the 2006 season with 10 impressive wins.

And with young talent abundant on an extremely talented Warriors roster, SGP aims to keep improving as the team looks toward 2007.

Although any season-ending loss is tough to swallow, the seniors on the 2006 Warriors team should be proud of their accomplishments.

It’s not everyday that a high school football team racks up 10 season wins.

Job well done, Warriors… the future looks bright.


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