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Paetow Beats Hightower In The 10-5A District Title Game

WR Kole Wilson

In a matchup that most believe was for the 10-5A title, Katy Paetow made sure there was no doubt who is the top team in the district. Paetow dominated both lines of scrimmage and used a balanced offense to beat Fort Bend Hightower 55-7 Thursday night to remain undefeated.

Senior Quarterback CJ Dumas led the Panther offense to a 508 yard performance. The Prairie View commit, threw for 230 yards and 4 touchdowns. Dumas, threw touchdowns to senior H-Back Josh Prieto (2), senior Wideout Kole Wilson, and junior Running Back Damyrion Phillips. Wilson, led the Panthers in receiving with 86 yards on only 2 catches.

Phillips, led the Panthers in rushing with 153 yards and 3 touchdowns. Phillips says it was a good week of practice that led to the 55 point performance. "I fell like the reason we won is, because we go through practice really hard. We make sure we hit every detail and stay together. We work hard, practice, and then we come out and do what we do in practice and the outcome is what it is now". You can tell Phillips loves his O-Line, because he lit up when talking about them. "I love those guys! I wouldn't be the player I am without them."

Hightower did have some positives to take from the game. Sophomore Quarterback KJ Penson threw for 231 yards and a score. Senior Wideout Kaleb Johnson, led the Hurricanes in receiving with 86 yards and a touchdown. USC commit, Senior Wideout Caleb Douglas had 6 receptions for 66 yards and spectacular one hand catch that the ref ruled he was out of bounce.

Senior Cornerback Jaylin Mendez had an interception at the beginning of the 2nd half that gave the Hurricanes life, but the Panthers defense never let Hightower get in a rhythm. Paetow defensive line reeked havoc in the Hurricane backfield all night and the secondary led by Air Force commit KJ Truedell, did a good job in working together in coverage.

Paetow (8-0) will travel to play Manvel (TX) (5-2) next week, while Hightower (6-2) will host Houston Milby (TX) (2-7) next week.

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