By Allen Hamrick
The 2020 football season started off great with high hopes for the Panthers to make it to the playoffs for the first time in a long while. The Panthers were coming off a big win last week against Grafton and were set to bring that momentum into the game against Braxton County on Friday night. The Panthers were rated number 10 in the state and were holding onto a 7- 1 season. Braxton County came into the game pumped up and ready to play as they had nothing to lose on their home turf against the Panther football juggernaut and everything to gain. This proved true as the night progressed. The Panthers were plagued with mistakes which allowed Braxton to take the lead early and never lose it. Braxton was able to capitalize and win the game by the score of 36-0. The Panthers, finishing the season 7-2, locked in their chance at the playoffs for the first time in a while. The Panthers may have a tough time against Bluefield but will give it all they have as they travel to their turf on Friday night. Go Panthers!
In another football note, the CCMS Mustangs had a second shot at the CWVAC title due to the interference of the Corona virus taking Webster out of the mix but fell short, losing the game to the Spencer Yellow Jackets. The Mustangs had a great season and gave each game their all. Noah Collins, Josh Beard, and Ayden Brown all received All Conference awards. Congratulations to those players and to the rest of the team. The Mustangs will return next season ready to go after the title yet again.