PALESTINE — The Palestine Wildcats shutout the visiting Pittsburg Pirates 32-0 on Friday night, with Adrian Peterson’s jersey retired at halftime as part of the homecoming festivities.

The Wildcats scored on five of their 11 drives and their defense provided the shutout to cruise to victory.

Palestine’s Jarrell Owens rushed for a touchdown and threw for a touchdown to lead the offense for the Wildcats. Owens connected on a 12-yard pass on his only pass attempt early in the third quarter to stretch the advantage to 25-0 for the home team. He had 84 yards rushing on the night.

Gee Clark also threw for three touchdowns on the night, connecting on passes for 21, 43, and 54 yards. Clark was 11 of 18 with 242 yards through the air.

The Pirates were unable to get anything going offensively despite a strong night rushing from tailback Carl Leonard. Leonard finished the night with 78 yards on 20 carries.

Pittsburg also received consistent quarterback play from Garret Truitt, who went 13 for 22 on the night with no interceptions. Truitt finished with 119 yards in the air.

The win improved Palestine’s record to 4-2 going in to its next contest with Rusk on Oct. 18. Pittsburg fell to 2-3 and will play next Friday hosting North Lamar.

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Palestine 32, Pittsburg 0

At Wildcat Stadium

Pittsburg 0 0 0 0 — 0

Palestine 12 6 7 7 — 32

First Quarter

PAL—Jarrell Owens 14 run, (2 pt run fail) 6:20.

PAL—Gee Clark to Sheldon Watson 21 pass, (2 pt pass fail) 1:06.

Second Quarter

PAL—Clark to Devin Lomax 43 pass, (kick fail) 1:33.

Third Quarter

PAL—J. Owens to S. Watson 12 pass, (Josh Rosales kick good) 9:30.

Fourth Quarter

PAL—Clark to Watson 54 pass, (Rosales kick good) 3:30.

PAL PIT

First Downs 14 8

Rushing Yards- Att. 30-102 36-95

Passing Yards. 263 119

Passing-Att. 12-19-0 13-22-0

Punts- Avg. 3-46.6 7-33.4

Penalties 5-35 7-71

Fumbles-Lost 5-1 0-0

Individual Statistics

Rushing—Palestine, Jarrell Owens 13-84, Devonte Mims 8-31, Gee Clark 7-(-7), Marcus Robinson 1-3, Marcrislin Barkdsdale 1-(-9). Pittsburg, Carl Leonard 19-78, Frezarian Harrison 7-26, Garret Truitt 7-(-9), Charlie Mitchell 1-1, Sircharles Perkins 1-(-1).

Passing—Palestine, Gee Clark 11-18-0-242, J. Owens 1-1-0-21. Pittsburg, Garret Truitt 13-22-0-119.

Receiving—Palestine, Sheldon Watson 8-166, M. Hernandez 1-22, Devin Lomax1-43, M. Clark 2-32. Pittsburg, Markevius Traylor 3-35, Markeith Thompson 5-38, Ernando Valdelamar 2-16, C. Leonard 1-6, S. Perkins 2-10.

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