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NP drops district tilt to Water Valley

Cougars had 8-7 lead at halftime; couldn’t  score in 2nd half

In what turned out to be a defensive struggle, Water Valley escaped  the Cougar Den with a 10-8 victory over North Panola High School Thursday night.

After a scoreless first quarter, North Panola (6-3, 1-3 in district) took a 8-0 lead at the 10:10 mark of the second quarter as Carl Robinson connected with Steven Edwards on a 26-yard touchdown pass.

Limekiln Walls ran in the two-point conversion.

Water Valley added a late touchdown with 1:36 remaining in the half to make the score 8-7 at halftime.

The Blue Devils (7-2) then booted what turned out to be  the winning field goal with 2:55 left in the third quarter to take a 10-8 lead.

North Panola was held scoreless in the second half.

The loss puts North Panola in a must win situation in order to make the playoffs Friday as they travel to Holly Springs to close out the regular season.