The Panthers have started off the season with a couple of wins under their belt. In the early polls, they appear to be a team to contend with this year. They have tons of talent and speed.
First on the docket was Calhoun County. Once they cleaned up there, they were at home against Midland Trail. The Panthers showed that they were there to play ball. They had plenty of tricks up their sleeves and set the net on fire. Isaac Workman led the field with 22 points, followed closely by Thomas Haverty with 20 points. Two other players were in double digits – Nathan Canfield and Garrett Quinn with 10 points each. The Panther defense closed the gaps in the paint and held the fouls to a minimum. They also kept their opponents busy in the perimeter and stopped any big scoring on the boards all the while keeping the pressure up. It was like rolling an egg with an ice pick for Midland Trail; they just couldn’t go net to net with the Panthers. If the Panthers can keep this pace up and keep the mistakes to a slow crawl, it will be a good year for them. This Tuesday night will be a tough one. The Panthers will take on the always well-oiled Hoover Husky team. The Huskies are known for their abilities on perimeter shooting the three-point shot. When a team can drop threes, the score can stack up like old newspapers. The Panthers seem versed in how to handle it so Tuesday night will be a good one. They will play away on Thursday evening at Webster. Get out and support your teams.