Palmyra Evens Record with Win at Highland
The Highland Cougars stymied the visiting Palmyra Panthers for the better part of three quarters, but in the end the Panthers evened their won-loss record at 2-2 with a 23-6 win over the Cougars Friday night.
Through the first 34 minutes of play, all Palmyra could manage was a second quarter safety, while Highland scored on a nine yard pass from Austin Richmiller to Darren Smith, giving the Cougars a 6-2 advantage. The Highland defense stepped up, intercepting two passes by Brock Butler in the end zone to stop scoring drives.
The Panthers broke through with 2:34 to go in the third quarter on an 18 yard run by Dillan Parrish, going up 8-6. Palmyra scored twice more in the fourth, on a 23 yard pass from Butler to Jordan Nutt, and a 26 yard punt return by Caleb Kizer.
Highland falls to 0-4 as they travel to Macon next Friday, while Palmyra returns home to face Louisiana next week.