Things were looking good for Plano East in the first half.
However, the second half proved fateful as Hebron (1-3, 1-0) outscored East (1-3, 0-1) 22-0 to win the game 29-18. Ismail Mahdi accounted for 181 of the Panthers’ 274 total yards in the game.
Mahdi scored both of the team’s touchdowns, with the second score giving his team an 18-7 lead. East also scored on a 45-yard field goal from Buzz Flabiano and a safety in the first half.
In the second half, the Panthers’ turnovers and miscues proved costly. Hebron scored twice out of the break to take a 21-18 advantage; then, a bad snap had East surrender a safety to give the Hawks a five-point lead.
Still a chance to tie, a Drew DeVillier interception was returned 17 yards for a Hawks score. DeVillier threw three interceptions in the game.
Plano East will try to rebound against top-ranked Lewisville next Friday.
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By Kyle Grondin • [email protected]