TROUP - The Troup defense saved the day, stopping the Palestine Westwood Panthers inside Tiger territory on four occasions, and generating just enough offense.
The Tigers received two touchdowns runs from Josh Parker and a 1-yard run by Trent Allen to defeat Palestine Westwood 19-14 Friday night at Tiger Stadium.
The Panthers made it a game in the second half as Red Horse Warren scored on two running plays, with the last a 50-yard TD dash..
Darius Tuner found an open Jaylon Owens for 36 yards with 7:10 left in the contest, but that was as close as the Panthers would get.
In the first half, neither team could score despite getting into the red zone. The Tigers found paydirt when senior Josh Parker took a snap at quarterback and raced 81 yards for the TD.
Later, Troup’s Logan Stone recovered a Westwood fumble and returned it to the 10-yard line. However a penalty put the Tigers back to the 25.
The Tigers would score with 10 seconds left before halftime when Parker found the end zone after a five-play drive to push the Troup advantage to 12-0.
Parker rushed for 119 yards on 10 carries and sophomore Allen added 98 yards on the ground for the Tigers.
The Panthers was led by Warren, who scampered for 117 yards and JD Clewis added 128 yards on 25 totes.
Westwood also recovered three fumbles on the evening with Danny Burns, Warren and Darius Turner each diving on loose ball.
Troup 19, Westwood 14
At Tiger Stadium, Troup
Westwood 0 0 7 7 - 14
Troup 0 12 7 0 - 19
T-Josh Parker 81 run (kick failed), 4:01.
T-Parker 6 run (run failed), :10.
W-Red Horse Warren 50 run (kick), 11:17.
T-Trent Allen 1 run (Iban Rojo kick), 5:29.
W-Bryson West 36 pass from Darius Turner (kick), 7:10.
First Downs 14 16
Rushes-Yards 52-249 44-244
Passing Yards 36 14
Comp.-Att.-Int. 1-6-0 1-4-0
Punts-Avg. 5-29.6 3-33.5
Fumbles-Lost 2-1 4-3
Penalties-Yards 1-5 6-45
RUSHING-Westwood, JD Clewis 25-128, Red Horse Warren 16-117, Aneas Page 1-0, Daniel Deleon 2-12, Darius Turner 7-16, Team 1-(-24). Troup, Ramiro Martinez 8-30, Marquil Davis 1-5, Weslee Ross 9-11, Josh Parker 10-119, Trent Allen 15-98, Team 1-(-19).
PASSING-Westwood, Warren 0-1-0 0, Turner 1-5-0 36. Troup, Ross 1-4-0 14.
RECEIVING-Westwood, Jaylon Owens 1-14. Troup, Parker 1-36.