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Panthers back in playoffs after years of missing out

by | Nov 5, 2015 | Sports

Roosevelt Joubert/Murphy Monitor Anthony Hines III (19) drags down Hebron quarterback Clayton Tune during last Thursday’s win at the Hawks’ home stadium. The victory improved East’s 6-6A record to 5-2 and clinched a playoff berth, the Panthers’ first since 2010. Their first-round foe will be Denton Ryan, which will host the Panthers on Nov. 13 at C.H. Collins Stadium.

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Anthony Hines III (19) drags down Hebron quarterback Clayton Tune during last Thursday’s win at the Hawks’ home stadium.

By Greg Ford
Sports Editor
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CARROLLTON — For many seasons, Plano East and playoffs were mutually synonymous terms.
That wasn’t the case the last four or five seasons, but it is in 2015, thanks to the Panthers’ 21-14 victory last Thursday at Hebron. That triumph, which came in an erratic but effective performance, improved PESH’s District 6-6A record to 5-2 (7-2 overall) and clinched a playoff berth.
In other action, Flower Mound Marcus (6-1) edged Plano 34-31, McKinney Boyd beat Lewisville 42-31 and Allen crushed Plano West 69-10.
East’s regular-season finale takes place Friday at defending state champion Allen, which currently leads 6-6A at 7-0. After the regular season concludes, the Panthers and Allen will each open the Div. I playoff season in bi-district action against teams from 5-6A. The Panthers’ first-round opponent will be Denton Ryan on Nov. 13 at C.H. Collins Stadium in Denton.
(To read the entire article, check out the Nov. 5 edition of the Murphy Monitor)

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