Lufkin Trounces Linces Toluca, 68-0
LUFKIN -- The Lufkin Panthers scored early and often while the defense didn’t give an inch on its way to a dominating 68-0 win over an overmatched Linces Toluca team at Abe Martin Stadium on Friday night.
Lufkin scored the first eight times it had the ball while not allowing Toluca to get past midfield until the fourth quarter on the way to the dominating win.
On the offensive side, Jordan Moore threw for three scores and Terrance Fields ran for three more in the lopsided win.
The defense also added a pair of scores.
“I promise we didn’t play a perfect game tonight,” Lufkin coach Todd Quick said. “But I was pleased with the way the kids handled the situation and took care of business in a game like that.”
Lufkin got off to a quick start with Christian Reggie scoring on a four-yard touchdown reception from Jordan Moore that made it 7-0.
The Panthers’ lead grew to 14-0 when Moore hit Kelton Wright for a 33-yard touchdown.
After shutting down Toluca in the early going, the defense got in on the scoring act with Terry Johnson recovering a fumble that upped the margin to 21-0.
Things got worse for the Mexican team in the second quarter as a shanked punt gave Lufkin good field position. It took advantage with a 26-yard scoring run from Terrance Fields that upped the margin to 28-0.
Caleb Berry added a five-yard touchdown run that made it 35-0.
Reggie then got on the board for the second time as he caught a four-yard touchdown pass from Moore that upped the margin to 41-0.
The Panthers added their second defensive touchdown of the night as Nicco Hood picked off a pass and returned it 62 yards for another score that made it 48-0 at the break.
In the first minute of the second half, Lufkin’s Fields found the end zone for the second time from 33 yards out for a 54-0 lead.
Playing with several backups, Lufkin continued to light up the scoreboard with Fields racing for an 82-yard touchdown that upped the margin to 61-0 with 4:26 remaining.
Lufkin used the big play once again to get back on the board as Berry scored on a 58-yard touchdown run, making it 68-0 while the teams elected to go to a running clock.
Lufkin (2-1) will have the week off before opening district action in Willis on Sept. 28 at 7:30.