Read Local

Keep it going: Playoff showings streak runs to eight straight

by | Nov 5, 2017 | Sports

Brendon Strickland fights off an attempted Paris North Lamar tackle last Friday in District 7-4A Div. I play. (Victor Tapia/The Princeton Herald)

Princeton football wrapped up an eighth straight playoff spot last Friday at Jackie Hendricks Stadium.

They did so in a 34-7 win over Paris North Lamar in District 7-4A Div. I.

The Panthers improved to 4-4 overall and gained sole possession of first place at 3-0. North Lamar fell to 2-6 and 0-3 in the standings.

Princeton can wrap up at least a share of the district title with a win 7:30 p.m. Friday on the road against Texarkana Liberty-Eylau at Harris Field.

“We’ll face a talented and fast offense. We will need to control the line of scrimmage and be efficient in all our plays if we want to win,” PHS head coach Clint Surratt said.

By Liam Baker • Contributing Writer • [email protected]

For the full story see the Nov. 2 issue or subscribe online.

0 Comments

Related News

Sanchez leads Panthers linebackers

Sanchez leads Panthers linebackers

With a senior leader like Billy Sanchez, the Princeton coaching staff is expecting big things from their linebackers. Head coach Earvin Chandler said as much, praising Sanchez’s ability as a tackler and player on the football field. “He’s the heart and soul of our...

read more
Hambric, Ratliff work out as Princeton QB

Hambric, Ratliff work out as Princeton QB

Competition is heating up for the Princeton Panthers football team. With just over a month until the start of the 2022 regular season, the Panthers are working two quarterbacks out for the starting role. Vyron Hambric has played both offensively and defensively for...

read more
Brumfield leads way as Panthers win twice

Brumfield leads way as Panthers win twice

Devin Brumfield averaged 21.5 points per game as he led the Princeton Panthers to a 2-2 record at the TABC showcase on June 24-26. In Friday’s opening loss to Colleyville Heritage, Brumfield scored 25 points as the Panthers fell short 72-63. It was the team’s first of...

read more
Princeton High’s best athletes of 2021-’22

Princeton High’s best athletes of 2021-’22

The Princeton Panthers athletic program celebrated a state champion, multiple playoff teams and an overall successful 2021-22 school year. With several top athletes’ waiting in the wings, the Panthers will hit the ground running the next year, hoping to replicate...

read more
Self, Dade lead Panther’s backfield

Self, Dade lead Panther’s backfield

Replacing one of your best players is never easy but necessary in high school football. That is the case for the Princeton Panthers, who replace starting running back Junior Ombati. The Lamar University signee led the team with 1,477 all-purpose yards last season and...

read more
Speer leads Panther O-line

Speer leads Panther O-line

The Princeton Panthers are eager to get back on the football field this season, led by the workhorses up front. Princeton returns two starting offensive linemen to an offense that is experiencing plenty of changeovers. For head coach Eric Chandler, that group will be...

read more
Seven Panthers earn postseason awards

Seven Panthers earn postseason awards

The Princeton Panthers wrapped up their regular season with seven all-district team members. After several close losses during the season, Princeton (3-11, 7-20) finished seventh in the District 10-5A standings. Despite the results, the Panthers had two players named...

read more
Young Panthers battle in spring game

Young Panthers battle in spring game

The Princeton Panthers unofficially opened the 2022 season with the annual spring game last Friday, May 20. The team has the daunting task of replacing 30 seniors from their varsity roster. Second-year head coach Ervin Chandler believes the players are putting in the...

read more
Princeton football schedule set for 2022 season

Princeton football schedule set for 2022 season

Football season is around the corner for the Princeton Panthers With spring football in full swing and a new season in the fall, there is plenty of changes and reasons for excitement for the program. Division II District 7-5A features some new teams, including...

read more