The Panthers didn’t need nine lives Friday at Shadow Ridge, but they came back from the edge of defeat more than once to pull out a wild Northwest League victory.
Ryan Cabase ran for 144 yards and three touchdowns on 12 carries and went 9-for-19 for 211 yards and two touchdowns for the Trailblazers on Friday night.
After going winless in their five nonleague games, the visiting Patriots feasted on Southeast League foe Chaparral, scoring early and often Friday night.
Shadow Ridge and Palo Verde meet with both looking for a 2-0 start in Northwest League play to headline key league games from across the valley.
Clark has dramatically changed its fortunes, having won five straight games after claiming only four victories over the past three seasons combined.