The Parkway Panthers delighted a large homecoming crowd at Preston Crownover Stadium Friday night with a 48-14 non-district victory over the Booker T. Washington Lions.
Parkway improved to 6-1 overall. The Panthers return to District 1-5A play this Friday at Haughton (4-3), which fell to Airline 35-17 Friday night. BTW, a member of District 1-3A, dropped to 3-4.
“We played about as well as we could play,” said Parkway coach David Feaster. “They got after us a little bit, rushing us and all that, but we were able to still complete passes and maybe one or two fourth-down, third-down conversions early on and able to score.
“They moved it a little bit but then we were able to get some interceptions and get the football back. We were able to get after them pretty early and get a chance to see a lot of guys play.”
Jalon Hall, Malcolm Banks and Ted Nelams had interceptions for Parkway.
Justin Rogers, who came into the game ranked second in the state in passing yardage, completed 12 of 17 passes for 354 yards and five touchdowns in a little over two quarters of play. He also rushed for 69 yards and scored on a 48-yard run.
Terrace Marshall Jr. caught touchdown passes covering 40 and 46 yards. Eric Williams had a 36-yard TD catch and Johnathan Jones had a 30-yarder.
Chase Hill scored on a 4-yard run and caught an 86-yard touchdown pass. He also made six PATs.
Williams led Parkway with 72 yards rushing.
Feaster started subbing early in the third quarter.
According to Parkway stats, 25 Panthers were credited with being in on at least one tackle. Caleb Reese led the way with three solos and five assists.
— Russell Hedges, email@example.com