By Allen Hamrick
The CCPIF A, B, C and Flag teams were on the road this week against the Webster Mountaineers. Let’s just say A, B and Flag teams buttered some big pancakes at Webster High School football field on Sunday as the little league Panthers bellied up to the field. It was sunny and hot, and the players were ready to rip off a steer leg as the Webster Mountaineers were in the corral. The Flag team was up first and did a good job against the Mountaineers. Their offense dominated Webster defense and couldn’t be stopped. They may be the smallest team on the field but not in heart. They were there to give the fans their money’s worth and they did just that, beating the Webster Mountaineers 18-6.
C team was up next, and the game got out of hand early for the C team Panthers. Webster C team started racking up points and never looked back. The C team Panthers couldn’t seem to catch a break on offense and were shut down. The C team Panthers got things going a little in the 4th quarter, but it was too late and time to head to Wendy’s for a Frosty. The final score was Panther C-Team 6, Webster C-Team 38. Panther C-Team is a good team and by the end of the season will be tough to beat, but it was vengeance time now…
Panther B-Team was up next and ready to crack a bull whip. They literally held class in football offense and defense. Their defense was like blood hounds to a fresh kill; there was no place to hide for the Webster B-Team. Every time their offense threw the Panther B-Team a chunk of meat, they chewed on it and buried their offense like a dog does a bone. It was time to call in the buzzards as this game was on its last leg for the Webster B-Team. It was just a matter of time before the end. The offensive line of the Panthers schooled the Webster Mountaineers in blocking as they opened up the lanes for the running backs big enough for bears to run through. Simply put, they’re good all around the field – offensively and defensively, and they will be tough to beat. When it was over and the mercy siren played, it was the Panther B-Team over the Webster B-Team 31-6. They are some of the toughest pound for pound players in the league.
The A team took to the field next, and it was no different. The team, under the direction of quarterback Gunner Dobbins, took the ball down field looking like the two minute offense the whole game; there was just no stopping them. The Panther A-Team has an arsenal on the ground that they could hit a defense, mash them in the ground and keep running. They have the art of ground and pound down to a science. The future will only tell just how many football legends will come out of this A-Team. Names like Utt, McMillion and Caldwell, just to name a few on the A-Team defense, will definitely be a force when they reach middle school and high school. They’re fast and they are tough. They broke through to the back field more times than not, and the field was littered with walking wounded. It was a rough and tough game for the Webster A-Team, and when the Panther A-Team stopped swinging, they took the win and earned a big double cheeseburger with all the fixin’s. The final score was Panther A-Team 33, Webster Mountaineer A-Team 0.
The CCPIF league will take the field again next Sunday on the old Hoover High School field to take on Elk. You will not want to miss it; this should be a good one. They are the future of this county, and it would do you good as football fans to come out and support them. These players are just as dedicated as a college team and want to win just as much. So, if you want to see football played with raw emotion, come to a CCPIF game where it is all or nothing.