2008 MOJO STORIES
 


ALL-MAN-OUT
Coach Darren Allman will become Austin Westlake’s new man in 2009. 
In a closed session, Eanes ISD board members approved the hiring of Allman as head football coach and athletic director.  The interview process narrowed the search down to Allman and current Chaps assistant coach Steve Ramsey. After several days of negotiations, Allman and school district officials tentatively agreed to terms that will make him one of the highest paid football coaches in the state.  The Ector County ISD now finds itself looking for a replacement, with Spring Training approaching in about two months.

BANQUET HONORS ACHIEVEMENTS
The annual Permian football banquet was held on January 24 at the MCM Grande FunDome.  The evening began with food and introductions of the players and their dates.  The event drew great anticipation as the presentation of achievements and awards were announced.  Standout running back Sherard Ray was named Most Valuable Player.  Video highlights of the 2008 season concluded the gathering.
AWARD LIST

SEASON ENDS IN A GAME OF INCHES
With 1:30 remaining on the clock, Permian faced a fourth-and-3 at the Allen 48-yard-line. Trevor Adams completed the 4-yard pass to Ryan Rumbaugh, as an Allen defender rode him to the turf.  The first down chains were brought in.  With a questionable spot of the ball, the Panthers had come up short by two inches.  The change in possession marked the end of the Mojo comeback, and Allen knocked Permian out of the playoffs 28-22.  The Eagles posted a touchdown in the first quarter and scored again in the second before Taylor Martin kicked a 28-yard field goal.  The Panther trailed 14-3 at the half.  Allen scored two more TDs and Sherard Ray answered to end the third quarter with Mojo down 28-10.  Permian refused to quit and took full control of the fourth.  Ray  capped a 13-play, 89-yard drive with a 5-yard TD to open the fourth quarter.  Ray returned to the end zone on a 6-yard TD run with 7:34 to play.  Permian got the ball back with 3:46 left and a chance to claim the victory and advance to the State Quarterfinal.  That opportunity ended on the 45-yard line.
GAME PHOTOS   STATISTICS 

ELKS GET ALL THE MOJO THEY COULD HANDLE
The Panthers gave the Burleson Elks both barrels of its potent offense en route to a 56-21 Area Round playoff victory.  Mojo scored on every first-half possession and built itself a 42-7 halftime lead. In the second half, Sherard Ray (14 carries for 114 yards) and the Permian running game controlled the tempo... and clock.  Trevor Adams broke the PHS record for single-season passing yards.  Taylor Byrd threw for 2,449 yards in 2007. Adams has 2,526 yards this year... and that's so far.
GAME STATISTICS

MOJOMENTUM STARTS THE SECOND SEASON
Permian jumped all over the El Paso El Dorado Aztecs early and often to claim a 62-14 Bi-District playoff trophy.  The Panthers and Alan Castillejos exploded to the tune of leading 34-7 at the half.  In the third quarter, the Mojo defense seemed to get a little lax; however, the offense continued to punish the Aztecs.  The fourth quarter afforded Coach Allman to send several of the backup players into the game.  They will play Burleson next Friday night at Abilene's Shotwell Stadium.
GAME PHOTOS     STATISTICS

MOJO STRUGGLES WITH WIN OVER BULLDOGS
Permian jumped out to 13-0 lead in the first quarter, but Midland High possessed a 14-13 halftime lead.  In the third quarter, the Bulldogs busted out on a 81-yd TD run to take a 21-13 lead.  Trevor Adams hit Ryan Rumbaugh for a 17-yard touchdown pass, then found Rumbaugh again for the two-point conversion to tie the score 21-21.  The Panther marched down the field late in the quarter and Adams snuck into the end zone behind tackle Garrett Porter and guard Sam Brown to put the Panthers in front to claim a 28-21 decision.
GAME STATISTICS

ONE GAME FROM DISTRICT TITLE AFTER 36-8 WIN
With Permian trailing 8-6, Sherard Ray broke a tackle and cut back to the right for a 40-yard touchdown to give the Panthers the lead.  Taylor Martin nailed a 38-yard field goal and Permian took a 15-8 lead over Amarillo Tascosa to end the first half.  In the third quarter, the Panthers poured it on.  Mojo scored on an 6-yard pass from Alan Castillejos to Trevor Adams, and Colby Pyron collected a 20-yard interception return to extend the Permian lead to 29-8.  The Panthers sealed the game on a touchdown pass from Adams to Shai Biggerstaff from 11 yards out in the fourth quarter.
GAME STATISTICS

DEFENSE TAKES OVER SECOND HALF... 56-31
Lubbock Coronado did what no other opponent has managed to do all season... (a) score 31 points on the Mojo defense and (b) stay within four points of the Panthers at the half.  Alan Castillejos put Permian on the scoreboard first with a short TD run.  The next Mustang possession resulted in an 'A Mac' 25-yard interception return and the Panthers were up 14-0.  Coronado scored on a 14-yard TD pass to close the first quarter.  Trevor Adams and Shai Biggerstaff connected on a 64-yard pass to set up the Panthers for another Castillejos score.  The defense had troubles with the Mustang passing game, which resulted in a 28-24 lead at the intermission.  Halftime adjustments were made by the PHS coaching staff and the second half was business-as-usual for Mojo.  Permian held Coronado to one score, while racking up another 28 points.  Sherard Ray had 23 carries for 273 yards and four touchdowns.
GAME PHOTOS     STATISTICS

PANTHERS MOVE PAST WESTERNERS... 35-14
Permian took the opening kickoff and methodically moved the ball 77 yards, capped off by a 9-yard touchdown run by Brian Nunez.  Trevor Adams engineered two more scores - a 19-yard TD pass to Alan Castillejos and a 44-yarder to Ryan Rumbaugh to give Permian a 21-6 halftime lead.  DeAnthony Fay made his way into the endzone in the third quarter on an eight yard TD run.  Sherard Ray busted loose in the fourth quarter on a 24-yard scamper for the last points of the game.  Ray finished the night with 170 yards rushing on 23 carries.
GAME STATS

POOR MITLAN LEE WEBELS... 35-17
This game was by far a better game than last week, when Mojo thumped OHS 54-20. Lee gave Mojo a good two quarter workout, and I thought the players and coaching staff responded well. The Rebels opened the game with a decent first possession drive. Permian settled in and each team scored in the first quarter. Mojo scored on a long pass from Trevor Adams to Ryan Rumbaugh, and Lee kicked a field goal in the second quarter to post a 14-10 Panther lead at the half.  The halftime pep-talk must have been a good one... Permian dominated the third quarter on both sides of the ball. The Mojo D administered the pancake hits by the handful.  The Mojo 1991 State Champion team was also in attendance, with other notables that included ESPN and a couple of guys from the '88 team.
GAME PHOTOS   '91 TEAM REUNITED   STATISTICS

UNDEFEATED HUMILIATION... 54-20
The annual cross-town game between Permian and Odessa High was far from a close ball game of two unbeatens.  The Panthers dismantled the Bronchos from the opening possession, and notched 21 points on the scoreboard before OHS managed their first 1st down.  Trevor Adams took the first play from scrimmage 73 yards to paydirt.  Alan Castillejos would add a short plunge to cap off a 9-play, 61 yard drive.  Permian converted an Odessa High fumble into points when Ryan Rumbaugh scored from eight yards out.  This gave the Panthers a 21-0 lead in the first quarter.  Adams connected with Rumbaugh on a 77-yard TD pass, and Sherard Ray burst into the endzone from the 27-yard line.  Taylor Martin nailed field goals from 37 and 39 yards to give Mojo a 40-6 halftime lead.  Both teams added two touchdowns each in the second half to give the Black-N-White the 54-20 win.
GAME PHOTOS     STATISTICS

CELEBRATING HOMECOMING, 47-10
Mojo jumped out to an early 14-0 lead, thanks to two touchdown passes from Trevor Adams to Ryan Rumbaugh.  The first came six minutes into the first quarter on a 31-yarder and the next a 22-yarder at the end of the quarter.  From there, it was a lopsided affair that gave the Panthers a 28-3 halftime lead.  Big plays dominated the third quarter.  Sherard Ray broke open a 76-yard TD run and Alan Castillejos added a 64-yarder of his own.  It was 47-3 until the Amarillo Sandies scored on the second team defense late in the fourth.  Bridgette Palmer was crowned student Homecoming Queen, and Anita Lightfoot was named MojoLand's second annual Faculty Queen.
GAME PHOTOS     HOMECOMING HALFTIME

MONTEREY MISTAKES END IN 49-7 MASHING
Monterey's first possession of the game was a preview of what was to be.  In fact, the first three Permian scores were off of Plainsmen fumbles - two in the first quarter and one in the second quarter.  Alex Castillejos and Sherard Ray scored from 2-yds and 1-yd out.  Castillejos added another touchdown to give the Panthers a 28-0 halftime lead.  Trevor Adams connected with Eli Torres on a 7-yard TD pass and Castillejos scored his third touchdown on a 2-yd run in the third quarter.  The fourth quarter witnessed Permian and Monterey trading touchdowns, with the final Mojo score coming with less than a minute to play in the game.  DeAnthony Fay found the end zone from 13 yards out.

MOJO BASHES THE BOBCATS, 46-14
San Angelo came out and took an opening 7-0 lead.  It didn't take long to find out they were way over their heads, as Permian slapped 30 points on the board in the second quarter.
GAME PHOTOS

SEVEN ON SEVEN ON A ROLL
The Permian 7 on 7 team has qualified for the West Texas 7-on-7 Championship after making to the championship game in the Frenship Tournament June 14. The Panthers had a chance to win-it-all, but fell short by one point in overtime. The Tigers handed Mojo a 42-41 loss in the final game.  Permian began play Saturday morning with a tough loss to Lubbock, 27-20. Not to be discouraged, the Black-and-White responded with a pair of two-touchdown victories. Midland Lee ended up on the short end of a 28-14 game, and Hereford fell 34-21 to the Panthers.  Permian and Frenship will both qualify for the West Texas Championships that will be played July 12th at the Texas Tech campus.

THE 2008 SPRING WORKOUTS HAVE BEGUN
The 2008 Panthers began Spring work outs April 21.  In order to better last year's effort, Permian will need to top the 12-1 record of the 2007 team - and that included winning district.  Spring Training will continue through May 15, with the annual Black-White set for May 17.
04/22/08     04/24/08     BLACK-WHITE GAME

PANTHERS SIGN LETTER OF INTENT
Defensive ends Ross Forrest (TCU) and Austin Shaffer (Texas-El Paso) and wide receiver Melvis Pride (Sam Houston State) are going to pursue their football goals on a college level.  They recently signed their letters of intent in the Permian library.  Linebacker Alex Lujan (Angelo State), offensive lineman Landon Sissel (Angelo State), offensive lineman Ira Wallace (E. New Mexico) and wide receiver Joseph Knighten (West Texas A&M).  NCAA Division II Hardin-Simmons will welcome five Permian players - defensive lineman Cori Branscum, quarterback Taylor Byrd, tight end Tyler Daughenbaugh, offensive lineman Rocky Garcia and running back Esai Sotelo.

BANQUET HONORS 2007 SEASON
The annual Permian Football Banquet was held at the MCM Grande FunDome on January 26th.  Quarterback Taylor Byrd was named Most Valuable Player and Jamison Berryhill claimed Best Offensive Back.  Ross Forrest and Austin Shaffer shared the Best Defensive Lineman Award.  The complete list is now been posted.

DEFENSIVE COORDINATOR TO EXIT
Defensive coordinator Matt Fryar is leaving the football program to become an assistant at Angelo State University.  Fryar, who graduated from Angelo State and was a captain on the Rams’ football team in 2000, was one of Allman’s first hires at Permian upon taking over as head coach in 2005.  The two worked together on staffs at Temple and Highland Park before coming to Odessa.  Over his three seasons with the Panthers, Fryar coached the defensive secondary and outside linebackers in addition to his coordinator duties.  Coach Matt Anastasio is expected to take over the defensive play calling next year.
 

 
ARCHIVED FROM 2007    

ET2 - SUMMARY & STATS   PHOTOS
EPM - SUMMARY  PHOTO1  PHOTO2 
Mansfield -
SUMMARY   PHOTOS
MHS - PHOTOS   VIDEO   PLAYOFFS
YARDS 4 YOUTH
OHS - STATS & VIDEO   PHOTOS
AHS - STATS & VIDEO
CHS - SUMMARY & STATS
LHS - PHOTO1  PHOTO2  VIDEO  SUMMARY
Monterey - PHOTOS   SUMMARY & STATS
Amarillo - GAME SUMMARY & STATS
E.Trinity - STATS  PHOTO1  PHOTO2  HILITES
Tascosa - PHOTOS   SUMMARY
Lubbock - GAME SUMMARY
FANTASY FOOTBALL 2007

ARCHIVED FROM 2006  

SLC - STATS  PHOTOS  HIGHLIGHTS
SAC - PHOTOS
 POST-GAME  HILITES
Summit - PHOTOS  VIDEO  HILITES
MHS - PHOTOS  POST-GAME  VIDEO
OHS - VIDEO  PEP RALLY  PHOTO
AHS - THE PHOTOS
CHS - PHOTOS   VAN STAVERN GIFT
LHS -
PHOTOS   VIDEO HIGHLIGHT

Monterey - JV PIX  PHOTOS   VIDEO
Homecoming - Photos  Video1  Video2
Euless Trinity -
Photos  Video  The Deed
Photos from Shutout Number One
Scrimmage Photos from Stadium
Photos from Media Day 2006
Spring Training - Coach Allman  Video   Photos

ARCHIVED FROM 2005    

Sophomores vs Odessa
Junior Varsity vs Lubbock
Lub Coronado Scrimmage
SportsCenter Visits in Ratliff
Spring 
One Two Three Four Five

Claiming the Golden Ace Award

ARCHIVED FROM 2004  

Halloween on Midland Lee
Fantasy League 2004
FNL Premiere Pics
Valley Morning News Story
Homecoming for Trey, 41-17

ARCHIVED FROM 2003    

Permian 26, Lee 19 Pics | Bonfire Pics
Permian 20, Midland High 14
Cooper 56, Permian 46
Permian 24, Odessa High 23
Permian 24, Lub Monterey 23
Permian 28, Amarillo 21
Brownwood 40, Permian 35
Copperas Cove 49, Permian 21
7-on-7 2003 State Champs
2003 Black-White game

ARCHIVED FROM 2002  

LoneStar Sports All-District Team
Abilene 27, Permian 20 | Photos
Midland Lee 35, Permian 17
Midland High 49, Permian 26
Ab Cooper 21, Permian 7 | Photos
Permian 16, Odessa 14 | Photos
Permian 24, Monterey 6
Permian 52, Amarillo 14 | Photos
Permian 45, Brownwood 15 | Story
Permian 48, Big Spring 27

 




 

 

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