Despite weather delays, Panthers outrun Greyhounds

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Justin Burkett breaks through Greyhound tackles during a rain-soaked win at Boerne Friday night. (Alex Rubio Photo)

Justin Burkett breaks through Greyhound tackles during a rain-soaked win at Boerne Friday night. (Alex Rubio Photo)

By Lauren Jette

After an hour lightning delay paused the game in the first quarter, the Panthers put up 20 points in the final 12 minutes to overcome the Boerne Greyhounds 37-21 in a rain-soaked Boerne late Friday night.

With rain coming down, Justin Burkett got the Panthers on the scoreboard first, on a 1-yard run. Slade Cummins’ kick made it 7-0.

The Greyhounds responded with a 20-yard quarterback run to the end zone to tie the game as lightning hit, forcing an hour delay of the game.

The Panthers came out of the delay hot as Xavier Williams returned Boerne’s kickoff 89 yards for a touchdown.

In the second quarter, the Panthers had to settle for a 25-yard field goal by Cummins to go up 17-7.

Boerne responded with a 39-yard pass to cut the lead to three points.

After the halftime break, Boerne took the lead on a 2-yard pass to go up 21-17. Liberty Hill responded with a 1-yard run by Garrett Wright, a 23-yard touchdown run from Burkett and a 36-yard run from Gage Fulps to reclaim the lead and secure the win.

The Panthers improve to 3-0 in district and travel to Fredericksburg next Friday.

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