ROYSE CITY — Thomas Weissert rushed for 138 yards and a touchdown to lead the Alba-Golden Panthers to a 33-22 victory over Leonard on Thursday night in their Class 2A Division II bi-district playoff.

It was the Panthers’ (7-4) first postseason win since 1984. Alba-Golden is making its first appearance in the playoffs since 1988.

Alba-Golden quarterback Colten Lennon added 67 yards on the ground and three touchdowns, including a 61-yard score in the third quarter to put the Panthers up for good.

Jarrell Washington led Leonard (5-6) with 87 yards and three touchdowns on 14 carries.

Alba-Golden will face Hughes Springs next week in the area round of the playoffs.


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