It was a tough night in Magnolia for the hometown Hope Bobcats falling to their longtime school rivals Magnolia Panthers 55-12, to end the 2016 football season for 5A South Conference action for Friday night touchdowns.

It was a tough night in Magnolia for the hometown Hope Bobcats falling to their longtime school rivals Magnolia Panthers 55-12, to end the 2016 football season for 5A South Conference action for Friday night touchdowns.

The Bobcats trailed early in first quarter action after three touchdowns scored by Magnolia to give them a 21-0 advantage. Panthers Milosky Jones scored the game's first down at the 11:19 mark making it 7-0. Then Kaden Roach scored the Panthers next two touchdowns on a two-yard and seven-yard runs.

In the second quarter, Magnolia added four touchdown scores. The Bobcats posted their first score of the game off a pass reception caught by Kadarius Munn from senior quarterback Austin Stubber at the 7:08 mark. At halftime, the Cats trailed Magnolia, 48-6.

In the second half, the sportsmanship rule went into effect as the clock ran continuously. No score was posted in the third, but in the final period of the game Magnolia took a 49 point lead to score their last touchdown of the night at the 9:24 mark to lead Hope 55-6. The Bobcats received their final touchdown as Stubber made the last end zone pass of his quarterback career for Hope to T.D. Walton for 23 yards on the TD reception at the 2:49 mark. Stubber completed 11 pass receptions in the second half with receivers' Munn, Walton and Jay Conway all accounting for the catches. Nate Carter and Lincoln Conway each had pass receptions from Stubber in first half play along Munn and Walton.

The Bobcats finish the year on the gridiron 0-11 overall, 0-7 in conference play. Magnolia moves onto the postseason next week as they finish the year 5-5 overall and 4-3 in conference.