The Palestine Herald, Palestine, Texas

October 28, 2013

H.S. Football: Game Balls from Week 8

Palestine Herald-Press

PALESTINE — The Frankston Indians, Oakwood Panthers and Palestine Wildcats all won their games on Friday/Saturday night by a good margin.

On Friday night, one of the biggest nights went to the play of Palestine’s Sheldon Watson, wide receiver.



Most of the Palestine-Grosebeck game on Friday night was determined by Palestine's Sheldon Watson.

At halftime of the 56-28 victory for the Wildcats, the score was 28-22. The game was within a touchdown, and Palestine was looking rough.

Then, with Groesbeck driving down the field, Sheldon Watson picked off Groesbeck’s quarterback’s pass at the 15-yard line and ran the ball back 85 yards for the Palestine touchdown with 9:05 left in the third quarter.

That touchdown sparked the Wildcats to go on to dominate the Goats in the second half by outscoring them 28-6 in the second half.

Watson’s scoring wasn’t done after his first defensive touchdown. The next Palestine score was a 23-yard touchdown grab by Watson from quarterback Gee Clark.

Watson’s two touchdowns on the night helped provide the Wildcats with the boost they needed to win on Friday night.



For the second week in a row, Damiyne Durham is in the Game Balls. Last Tuesday, he was in for scoring seven touchdowns. This week, he didn’t put up seven touchdowns, but he did score four touchdowns.

The Oakwood Panthers are on a nice little run here in the past few games, and they are trying to make a late push for a solid playoff spot.

In Saturday’s game, Durham passed 5-6 for 111 yards and three touchdowns, and he also ran the ball six times for 99 yards for a touchdown. He also had 12 total tackles in the game.  


As with Durham from Oakwood, Frankston running back Oran Jenkins scored four touchdowns in Friday night’s 47-7 win against Winona.

The Indians’ running back had five carries for 134 yards and three touchdowns on the ground. Jenkins also had two receptions for 23 yards and a touchdown.

Frankston wide receiver Kendrick Rogers also played well with six receptions for 158 yards and one touchdown.

The Indians have now won two games in a row.