The Permian Panthers 2012 football season kicks off in El Paso vs the Montwood Rams.
The Rams have annually been one of the top programs in El Paso, and are coming off a 9-3 season. Expected to lead the Rams this season is senior QB Angel Garcia. Garcia passed for 3,200 yards and 39 touchdowns in 2011. As of this writing Garcia is serving a suspension and is not expected to play this week, but that should not change the game plan. Montwood likes to throw the ball, and throw it again. Expect a heavy dose of quick hitches and screens to talented receivers Warren Redix and Ruben Solis. Redix was named the District 1-5A Newcomer of The Year after scoring 22 touchdowns last season.
On defense, the Rams typically set up in a 3-4 alignment with both outside backers on the line. Jacob Chavez returns to lead the secondary and has 4.4 speed. LB Felipe Martinez is solid in the middle. Redix also helps out on defense.
Back on the Black side, the Panthers offense will benefit from the return of WR Dez Daniels and H-Back Mikorbin Fields.
Kickoff is set for 8:00pm CST, August 31st at the Socorro ISD Student Activities Complex. Visit the GAMEDAY CENTRAL Page for complete game information.
On Thursday, the JV teams fell to their Midland Lee counterparts at Ratliff Stadium. Black was on the wrong end of a 36-22 score, while White fell to Lee Silver 34-14.