ALEDO – For the first time in school history, Perrin played in a six-man football playoff game Thursday night.
The chapter in history was short-lived, however.
Perrin held tough for a spell but Blum came back and used its muscle to get past the Pirates 54-6 in a game called midway through the third quarter by the 45-point mercy rule.
Perrin ends its season at 8-3 while Blum moves on to the area round at 9-2.
Things started bad for the Pirates as they fumbled the opening kickoff away, giving the Bobcats excellent field position on the onside kick. Coltin Gonzales needed just three plays to find pay-dirt, scoring from 26 yards out with less than two minutes gone.
Perrin wasted little time getting downfield on its first drive, using a Sammy Hernandez run and passes to Raul Martinez to move the ball inside the Blum 30. Hernandez then scrambled his way down to the Bobcat 3.
The Pirates shot themselves in the foot with an illegal procedure call and were eventually stopped on fourth down. On the first Blum play of the drive, Landon Draper recovered a Bobcat fumble in the end zone for the Perrin score. The extra point try
failed but Perrin was within 8-6 with 4:14 left in the first.
It proved to be all Blum from there, the Bobcats scoring on their next six drives to take the victory. Hernandez had a solid evening running the ball but Perrin simply couldn’t find the end zone.