No easing in to the schedule for Giddings.
The buffaloes begin hostilities against the top ranked team in class 3-A. The back-to-back defending state champ, Liberty Hill.
And the panthers make it look easy as senior quarterback Braden Fickel hands off to senior running back Dusty Boyd who takes it around the left side for the third score of the game.
Then its Fickel again handing off to big senior Cody Lattimore at the beginning of the second half who rumbles and tumbles his way down the field for the score making it 28-12.
Liberty Hill will hold off the Buffaloes with a final of 28-26.