PANTHERS RIDE HUGE SECOND HALF TO WIN OVER LaPRYOR

The Burton Panthers advanced to the Region Championship game for the second straight year, as they defeated LaPryor, Friday night, 55-26.

The win sends the Panthers (12-1) in the Region IV/2A DII title game next week against Falls City, who defeated Milano, 40-20.

LaPryor (9-4) took the early lead when Ruben Amaya took a pass from Marco Castillon and raced 73-yards.

The Panthers came back on a 53-yard pass from Caleb Harmel to Tristan Brantley.

Tristan Brantley pulls in a Harmel pass for Burtons first TD of the game.

Burton extended the lead to 14-6 when Harmel scored from five yards outs.

Caleb Harmel pushes to the goal line for Burton's second TD.

Alex Garza tied the game early in the second quarter on a seven-yard pass from Castillon.  The Panthers answered in less than a minute with a 54-yard pass from Harmel to Brantley, taking a 20-14 lead.

The Bulldogs tied the game on a 48-yard pass from Castillon to Erin Patino.

With just over two minutes left in the half, Harmel raced 52-yards to give Burton a 27-20 halftime lead.

Burton took control of the game on the opening drive of the second half as they took over seven-and-a-half minutes to drive 60 yards for the scored.  The Panthers converted two fourth-downs on a drive that culminated with a three-yard touchdown run by De’Monderick Winters.

De’Monderick Winters scored 2 TDs for the night.

Burton extended the lead on Harmel’s 12-yard run early in the fourth quarter to extend the lead to 41-20.

LaPryor had one last gasp as Castillon fired his fourth touchdown pass—a 71-yarder to Garza.  But the Panthers put the game away just over a minute later when Harmel rushed for his fourth touchdown of the night—a 21-yarder with 7:05 left in the game.

Winters closed out the scoring when he stepped in front of a toss from Castillon, and raced 42 yards to the end zone.

The Panthers will face Falls City next week at a site and time to be announced.

Burton is making a bid for its second-straight Region Title and back-to-back trips to the State Semifinals.

Montal Wilson pulls down the La Pryor quarterback for a sack late in the game.

Bailey Deramus takes down a La Pryor runner for a loss.

Patrick Deleon deflects a pass in the end zone to a La Pryor receiver.

Burton receiver Tristan Brantley is lifted in the air by Cade Weiss to celebrate one of his 2 TDs for the game.

La Pryor was penalized for this facemask on De'Monderick Winters.

Faithful Burton fans made the trip down to Seguin for the game.