SEPTEMBER 23rd- Permian had a happy Homecoming on Friday, defeating Lubbock Monterey 56-14.
MOJO dominated from the opening kickoff, as Jorrion Wilson scored on the third play of the game. The Plainsmen answered with a 74 yard drive to tie the game at 7-7. That was as close as Monterey would get, as the Panthers responded with a 67 yard kick return by Andrew Perez, and big passes up the seam from Kacey Ryan to Nestor Castellon. Wilson tacked on two more scores to stake MOJO to a 21-7 lead early in the second quarter. The defense rose up in a big way on the next Plainsman possession, as Jordan Leake batted a pass, then grabbed the ball out of the air and returned it to the Monterey 10 yard line. Ryan scrambled into the endzone on the next play. After the defense forced another three-and-out, Ryan hit a streaking Andrew Perez on the far sideline for a 36 yard touchdown strike. Brett Becker's extra point gave Permian a 35-7 halftime lead.
The second half was more of the same for MOJO. Leake got another turnover for the defense, chasing down the Monterey quarterback and knocking the ball loose from behind. Ryan hit Perez for the second time on a 27 yard catch-and-run TD. On the next MOJO possession, Ryan would hit Josh Ontiveroz on a seam route to get the Panthers back in striking distance. Jack Wilkins capped the drive with a one yard TD run, and MOJO was well in control with a 49-7 lead. JaQuille White ended the evening with a four yard plunge for the final Permian score.