The Paris Wildcats had a tough loss Friday against the Argyle Eagles with the final score 34-26 Eagles.

The ‘Cats traveled to play Argyle at home, however, their biggest opponents were the referees.

It was Paris’ game to win until 140 yards of penalties, 4 lost fumbles, and 1 interception crushed the ‘Cats hopes of beating the highly ranked Eagles. Despite being within 5 points late in the fourth quarter, Paris seemed to beat itself despite what many fans thought was biased play calling by the Forth-Worth based team of referees. Even though Paris surprised everyone by revealing a respectable set of passing plays they were not able to bounce back from the quick lead Argyle obtained in the first quarter.

Although the loss stopped Paris from a six-win streak and taking over the top spot in the district, they proved to everyone that they can go toe-to-toe with any team in the state.

The ‘Cats continued to play through the very last minutes and gave a valiant effort but were stopped short with no time left. It was a heartbreaking loss for Paris, but they will bounce back next week as they host Sanger at 7 p.m. in Paris, Texas.

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