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October 12, 2013

Bullard's Mebane mows down Gladewater, 21-14

BULLARD —

 Connor Mebane had a highlight reel night Friday at Panther Stadium in Bullard.

The Bullard Panthers' junior quarterback threw for over 200-yards with two of the completions going for first half scores, leading the Panthers to a 21-14, win in District 16-3A action over Gladewater's Bears.

Mebane was 11 of 16 for 221-yards through the air, and added another, 80-yards on 20 carries to total out with a combined 301-yards in the victory.

Mebane and wide-out Micah Hughes hooked up for a first quarter 35-yard score. The duo answered back again in the second quarter for a long, 73-yard catch-and-run for the 13-0, lead for the Panthers at the half.

Two long sustained Gladewater drives in the first half were thwarted by big defensive stops for Bullard (3-2, 1-1 16-3A) inside the 10-yard line. Bullard’s Tony Johnson, Caleb Hallford, Jakob Skelton, and Austin Skelton made crucial tackles to hold the Bears scoreless.

A fumbled punt by Gladewater was recovered by Dillon White to set the Panthers up for the first score, taking over at the Bears 45-yard line. Mebane threw a strike to Hughes three plays later to start the scoring as Zach Aldridge converted the PAT kick, and a 7-0, Bullard lead.

Hughes later ran a streak route down the right sideline, and Mebane uncorked a 45-yard pass, catching Hughes in stride and winning the race to the goal line for the two score advantage.

The Bears (3-4,1-2) rolled up 150-yards on 34 carries in the first half alone but the stellar Panther defense was up to holding the Bears off the scoreboard the first half. The Panthers had 123-yards through the air at the break.

The Panthers made the most of the first possession of the third quarter. The Panthers marched 79-yards before Mebane snuck in from one-yard away to up the count 19-0. The Panthers went for the two-point PAT and Mebane converted for a 21-0 cushion.

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