Weatherford's Jeuqwan Brownlee scored on touchdown runs of 18 and three yards in the fourth quarter Friday night to lead the Kangaroos to a 14-6 victory over visiting North Crowley in District 3-5A football action.
With the win, Weatherford improves to 1-7 overall and 1-4 in district play, while North Crowley falls to 0-8 overall and 0-5 in district action.
"It was the toughest (loss) up to this point," North Crowley football coach Eugene Rogers said. "We should have won the football game. We were better and more athletic, but we didn't get it done."
The Panthers got on the board first in the second quarter on a 42-yard pass from Keith Thomas to Rodney Stewart. NC managed to hang on to the lead until the fourth quarter when Brownlee struck paydirt twice to give the Kangaroos their first win of the season.
Kris Barnes led the Panthers with 69 yards on 17 carries, while Stewart racked up seven catches for 83 yards and the Panthers' lone score.
Thomas completed 12-of-32 passes for 118 yards.
The Panthers finished with 153 yards total offense while Weatherford finished with 359 yards total offense.
"Defensively, we played well enough to win and we created turnovers but we sputtered in the red zone," Rogers said. "We have to get that mentality that we are going to score once we get into the red zone. We sputtered and we didn't get it done."
The Panthers have two more chances to pick up their first win of the season beginning at 7:30 p.m. Friday when they host Fort Worth Paschal (4-4, 1-4) in the final home game of the season.
"We're playing great defense now and we need to continue to do that, and we have to get the mindset with the offensive guys to score when they're in the red zone," Rogers said. "Bottom line is we've got to score some points."