CANYON — In a season that’s featured fantastic Landyn Hack performance after fantastic Landyn Hack performance, the Panhandle football team got another one in the opening round of the playoffs Friday night.
Hack ran for three touchdowns and 227 yards, while passing for 219 yards and two scores, to lead the Panthers past Floydada 54-28 in a Class 3A Division I bidistrict playoff game at Happy State Bank Stadium.
“It (feels) great,” Hack said. “Senior year, it’s a good way to start off the playoffs. Now on to next week.”
It wasn’t just the Hack show as Wyatt Brookshire ran for 109 yards and two touchdowns. Kelby Olson hauled in nine catches for 88 yards and two touchdowns in an impressive performance as well.
It was an explosive first quarter as Brookshire scored on an 8-yard run midway through the period before Hack ripped off a 37-yarder four minutes later. Hack hit Olson with a minute to go until the second and the Panthers converted two-point tries on all three scores to make it 24-0.
Floydada got on the board with a 3-yard run just before the end of the first, but scoring runs of 34 and 61 yards by Hack in the second made it 40-7 at the midway point.
A 3-yard scoring run by Brookshire and an 18-yard touchdown connection from Hack to Olson in the third made it 54-7 Panthers before they put the reserves in.
“I think the biggest thing is you want to get into the next round injury-free,” Panhandle coach Dane Ashley said. “We felt like we got the work that we wanted out of the ones and you want to get your twos into a big game like that. It’s good to get them that experience so that next year when you’re playing in games like this they’re more acclimated.”
Floydada never gave up, netting touchdown runs by Isaih Alvarado of two and 67 yards in the third cut it to 54-21 and a 1-yard scoring connection from Henderson to Saul Reyes give the game its final score.
“We’ve made a lot of progress,” Floydada coach J.R. Compton said. “We’ve still got a long way to go and when you play a really good team like Panhandle. … These things happen. You’ve got to learn and you’ve got to grow from it.”
Next up for the Panthers is an area round matchup against Hawley at 3 p.m. Friday at PlainsCapital Park at Lowery Field in Lubbock.
Panhandle 54, Floydada 28
PHS 24 16 14 0 — 54
FHS 7 0 14 7 — 28
Panhandle – Wyatt Brookshire 8 run (2-pt good) 7:19
Panhandle – Landyn Hack 37 run (2-pt good) 3:18
Panhandle – Kelby Olson 21 from Hack (2-pt good) 1:05
Floydada – Ty Henderson 3 run (Leo Mendoza kick) 0:15
Panhandle – Hack 34 run (2-pt good) 7:56
Panhandle – Hack 61 run (2-pt good) 0:38
Panhandle – Brookshire 3 run (Hack kick) 9:26
Panhandle – Kelby Olson 18 from Hack (Hack kick) 5:22
Floydada – Izaih Alvarado 2 run (Mendoza kick) 4:01
Floydada – Alvarado 67 run (Mendoza kick) 1:23
Floydada- Saul Reyes 1 from Henderson (Mendoza kick) 0:04
First downs 20 11
Rushes-yards 49-363 30-153
Passing yards 219 131
Comp.-att.-int 22-33-0 13-21-1
Punts-avg. 3-35.3 6-31.2
Fumbles-lost 1-1 1-0
Penalties-yards 13-104 4-30
Panhandle- Landyn Hack 18-227, Wyatt Brookshire 18-109, Jaxon Downs 1-2, Landon Krogh 7-11, Tagg Childers 5-14
Floydada- Izaih Alvarado 20-141, Ty Henderson 8-(-5), Ilan Lopez 2-17
Panhandle- Landyn Hack 22-32-0 219, Landon Krogh 0-1-0 0
Floydada- Ty Henderson 13-21-1 131
Panhandle- Cuyler Mize 5-38, Cooper Neil 2-46, Wyatt Brookshire 3-11, Kelby Olson 9-88, Landon Durst 4-55
Floydada- Aiden Trevino 2-18 Saul Reyes 6-79 Izaiah Alvarado 2-7, Braun Hobbs 3-26