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Plano East defeats Rowlett on opening night

by | Aug 27, 2022 | Latest, Sports

New head coach Tony Benedetto grabs his first win at the helm of the Plano East football program. 

It was a great opening night, as the Panthers defeated the Rowlett Eagles on the road Friday night.

Running back Daniel Fayombo ran for 213 yards and two touchdowns to lead the way for East’s offense. His second score gave the Panthers the lead with just over two minutes left in the game. The Panthers outscored the Eagles 14-6 in the second half. 

Panthers wide receiver Josh Palma made the play of the night, scoring a touchdown on a one-handed, finger-tip catch for the 22-yard score. Rushil Patel also had a 29-yard touchdown reception for the offense, while Brandon McCray added a field goal.

Plano East’s first home game is next week, as they take on Garland Naaman Forest at Kimbrough Stadium next Friday.

By Trumaine Armstong – For the full story, see next week’s issue or subscribe online.

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