ODESSA, TX (KWES) - The Permian Panthers got their first win of the season Friday night against El Paso Franklin. That 43-27 win gave interim head coach Jeff Ellison his first victory as the leader of the Panthers.
This week the Panthers will go out up against Southlake Carroll who is ranked number 8 on the Texas AP high school poll. After their win on Friday, Coach Ellison believes his team has a different kind of excitement heading into this week.
"Really every week as we preach it doesn't matter who you're playing as long as you do a good job but there is a little different level of excitement for this game and I think our kids are ready. Again going back to the first week against DeSoto and then last week. We just grow and keep getting better against a good opponent which they are. They're very good," said Ellison.
Permian will travel to Southlake Carroll on Friday and kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.