By Allen Hamrick
Last Thursday night was football homecoming night for the Mustangs. The CCMS Mustangs continued their dominating ground and pound style of football narrowly beating Spencer by the margin of just six points. It was a nail biter for the duration of the game. Both defenses held their own as did both offenses. It certainly wasn’t a picnic for the Mustangs as the Yellow Jackets came in with all stingers loaded. The Mustangs kept the momentum in the game with the score landing even most of the time as the offenses traded fist for fist, TD for TD. The Yellow Jackets tied the game late in the 4th quarter with just over two minutes left in the game and bottle necked at 22-22. The Mustang offense went to work and got the ball in with not much time left on the clock. Mustang defense tightened up their belt and held the Yellow Jackets. The final score of the game was Mustangs 28, Yellow Jackets 22. The Mustangs still have a chance to get to the big dance but have to make sure they win out the rest of the season. Up next will be Webster. So, if you have a thirst for football at its finest, make your plans to head to their next game on the road at Webster.
At the half, it was time to announce the next football homecoming queen of CCMS. As the cheerleaders lined up, the 6th, 7th and 8th grade princesses, along with their escorts, strolled onto the field. As we all know, there can only be one queen and the tension was thick enough to sell for five bucks a pound as the announcement was made. Cheyenne Adkins had her name announced to the cheers of the fans, and she became the 2023 CCMS Football Homecoming Queen. Queen Cheyenne Adkins graciously accepted the crown as Principal Leslie Goe placed it on her head. Lathan Brown was the queen’s escort. Cheyenne Adkins will no doubt wear the crown well and represent the school with pride. Congratulations to the new queen and the football team on their win.
In other football news, it was the Central Panthers against the Southern Panthers this past Friday night when the CCHS Panthers took on the Lincoln County Panthers. The southern Panthers of Lincoln County came in to this game having a tough time getting in the winner’s circle. They came to our Panther in hopes that their losing streak would not continue. The teams were nearly equal in strength and skill, but Lincoln lacked the pure grit of Clay’s Panthers. Right away one could see that the CCHS Panthers had a mind set for stopping any offense that the LCHS Panthers could muster. The CCHS Panthers defense dug in and had some hiccups but squashed the offense of the LCHS Panthers overall. When the smoke cleared, the CCHS Panthers went to the locker room with yet another win under their belt. The final score was CCHS Panthers 60, LCHS Panthers 38. This was another good win for the CCHS Panthers. Next week, the boys will be at home playing Grafton; come out and enjoy the game.