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Grant Hamby blows by a Fort Worth Christian defender on a second-quarter run with Maypearl head coach Sam Riepe looking on in the background. Hamby posted over 100 yards and two touchdowns in the Panthers loss. (Jerome Stewart/KBEC Sports)

Hamby runs for 2 TDs in Maypearl loss to Fort Worth Christian

By Travis M. Smith | KBEC Sports

The Maypearl Panthers once again proved they are close to returning as a week-in, week-out gridiron contender. A 24-point third quarter for Fort Worth Christian on Friday in Maypearl, unfortunately, told the tale.

The Panthers trailed just 15-13 as they headed into the halftime locker rooms.

Though the Cardinals scored first, Maypearl quarterback Jaxson Emerton connected with Lex Lewis for a 62-yard touchdown pass with seven minutes and change to play in the first quarter. The score followed by a Rylan Winingham point-after kick tied the game at 7-all.

Fort Worth Christian scored — quickly — on its ensuing offensive possession when Chance Luper hauled in a 73-yard touchdown pass. The two-point attempt was converted and had the Panthers behind 15-7 with just over six minutes to play in the first quarter.

Winingham eventually converted on a pair of 33-yard field goals in the second quarter to send the game into the half with the Panthers trailing, 15-13.

The Cardinals then scored 24 unanswered points in the third quarter to take a commanding 39-13 lead into the final eight minutes.

Grant Hamby added a 51-yard and 16-yard rushing touchdown in the fourth quarter to reach the 39-29 final score, as the Panthers offense converted on both two-point conversion attempts.

Hamby ended the game with 181 yards and two touchdowns on 24 carries, while Emerton added 28 yards on 10 totes.

Grant Hamby blows by a Fort Worth Christian defender on a second-quarter run with Maypearl head coach Sam Riepe looking on in the background. Hamby posted over 100 yards and two touchdowns in the Panthers loss. (Jerome Stewart/KBEC Sports)

Emerton also completed 12-of-21 passes for 175 yards with one touchdown to two interceptions.

Cooper Maxwell, Lewis and Robert Gomez all led the Panthers defense with eight tackles, each.

Maxwell also recovered a fumble late in the first quarter.

The Panthers have now lost two consecutive games to fall to 2-2 on the season. Their District 9-3A schedule begins at 7:30 p.m Friday at home against (2-2) Groesbeck.

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To see more photos by Jerome Stewart, visit: https://midmoments.smugmug.com/Football-Maypearl/Maypearl-Football-v-Ft-Worth-Christian-Sept-20-2019/

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Travis M. Smith, @Travis5mith

tsmith@kbec.com

About Travis M. Smith

Travis M. Smith serves as the digital sports director for KBEC Sports. He is the former managing editor of the Waxahachie Daily Light, Midlothian Mirror and Glen Rose Reporter.

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