HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: Permian defense dominates Abilene High in season opener

ABILENE The Permian defense allowed Abilene High just 49 yards and three first downs en route to a dominating 17-3 victory in the season opener for both teams Friday at Shotwell Stadium.
Permian quarterback Rodney Hall threw one touchdown pass and ran for another in the victory.
The Eagles scored first, converting a long interception return into a field goal with 1:58 remaining in the first half.
That was more than enough time for Hall, who drove the Panthers 75 yards in 1:29, connecting with Tabarie Jones on a 35-yard touchdown with :29 seconds remaining in the second quarter.
Permian drove the field to open the second half and increased its lead with Tate Terry’s 33-yard field goal.
Hall capped the scoring before the third quarter ended, scampering into the end zone from 16 yards out.
He finished with 13 carries for 85 yards and passed for 87 yards on the night.
A moment of silence was held before the game for former Permian and Abilene High coach Gary Gaines, who died Monday in Lubbock.
Permian will host Waco Midway at 7 p.m. next Friday at Ratliff Stadium.