Plano East wins first district match

by | Oct 8, 2021 | Latest, Sports

Plano East’s defense held Plano West scoreless for 41 minutes. 

The offense scored 31 unanswered points in that time, leading Plano East (1-2, 2-4) to a 31-14 victory over Plano West (0-3, 2-4). Both teams scored on their opening drive, chewing off a combined 11 minutes in the first quarter. East’s first score was on a 1-yard touchdown from quarterback Drew DeVillier. 

After a missed field goal from the Wolves, the Panthers responded with a 2-yard pass from DeVillier to Rowdy Keith for a 14-7 lead. That was the lead Plano East took into the break. 

On the first play of the second half, Ismail Mahdi delivered the statement. He ran 57 yards for a touchdown to extend the Panthers’ lead and the team never looked back. Mahdi ended the game with 201 yards rushing and that one touchdown. 

Buzz Flabiano made a 46-yard field goal attempt and DeVillier connected with Rushil Patel for a fourth-quarter score for Plano East. Plano West couldn’t find the end zone again until one minute left in the game. 

Plano East will look to start a winning streak on the road against Flower Mound (1-2, 2-4) in a game with significant playoff implications. 

For the complete story, see next Thursday’s edition of the Murphy Monitor. Support your community newspaper for less than $40 a year.


By Kyle Grondin
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