By Allen Hamrick
It was a tough outing for the CCHS Panthers on Friday night as they took on the Raiders of Roane County. The Raiders were on the board quick, scoring early in the game, and it looked like it was going to be a long night for the Panthers. However, the Panthers had other ideas. The defense gathered their emotions and started to work on the Raiders offense after they scored twice. The Panther offense got the ball rolling late in the 2nd quarter when Noah Collins hit Jacoby Nichols for a long TD pass. That put the Panthers on the board and gave a little momentum. The Panther defense came out and stopped the Raiders on a drive with merely seconds left in the half. With time running out, the Panthers took a shot at the end zone but couldn’t get it in. At the half, it was Raide
rs 14, Panthers 7. The second half began and it was off to the races for the Raiders. The Panther defense just couldn’t contain the run of the Raiders, and they racked up the points. There were highlights for the Panther offense, but in the end it wasn’t enough as the Raiders went on to win the game 42-19. The Raiders had a lot of tricks up their sleeves offensively, and the Panther defense did a good job regardless of the score. The coaches will have to work out bugs before next week as the Panthers stay on the road with a trip to play Sissonville. In the game, Noah Collins went 17/33 for 364 yards with 2 TDs and an interception. BJ Williams caught 9 passes for 189 yards and a TD.
The Panthers will get it all sorted out; it is still early in the season and they have plenty of opportunities left. Get out and enjoy the game this week and support the CCHS Panthers.