By Allen Hamrick
Talk about taking the wheels off the grocery cart.
The Panthers had a rough outing against the Roane County Raiders on Friday night. The night was wet with the rain pounding the field, and just to add mystery to the game, a wispy fog drifted across the field. It gave you the idea that one of these teams was about to get an awakening.
The Panthers couldn’t get the offense rolling against the Raiders, and the defense just couldn’t seem to figure out the Raider offense. Once the second quarter started, and the Raiders were up 25-0, it looked like it would be easier to win the Kentucky Derby on a set of crutches than for the Panthers pull out a win.
Mistakes will cost a team, and the cost was touchdowns. When the smoke cleared, it was the Raiders on top by the score of 45-0. The Panthers will have some figuring to do before next week when Lincoln County comes calling. Lincoln is a top team that has drifted from AAA to AA this year. They have a good team and so does Clay. It may not seem so with this last loss, but the combination is there.
Hopefully the magic will be unleashed this Friday night.