By Allen Hamrick
The CCHS Panthers continue to light a fire on the football field with another landslide victory over Mount View this past week. Mount View travelled all the way from Welch to go head to head in a match up that should be called the tsunami bowl. From the first whistle, the rain came and the field turned into a slippery mess. However, if you love old style football from the 70’s with rain soaked fields and snow, Bradley Field was the place to be Friday evening. Normally, when the field becomes a water bowl, both teams have the same difficulty playing the game it was not to be on this night though. The Panthers offense and special teams were relentless as was their defense. The water and mud only seemed to make the Panthers play better. Panther offense overwhelmed the defense of Mount View in every way – it was like watching chickens chewing ants. Defensively, the Panthers looked like hummingbirds to sugar water; they repeatedly trespassed on the real estate of Mount View and completely upset the push of the Mount View offense. Not enough can be said about Panther offense as they seem to score at will.
Noah Collins tossed for five TD’s and had yards totaling 190. In this game, he also broke the most yards and TD’s in a single season. In the last six games, he has passed for three or more TD’s in a game. BJ Williams had a big game with 94 yards on the receiving with three TD’s. Micah Osborne had 45 yards receiving and two TD’s for the team. With record breaking Noah Collins at the helm and a host of boys that can get the job done in the running and receiving department, the Panthers look to be on a roll. The final score of the game was Panthers 73, Mount View 0. With this win, the Panthers moved to 6-2 on the season with six wins in a row, and Mount View dropped to 1-6 on the season.
The Panthers will play at Summers County on Friday night. It will be a tough game to win on the road as Summers County is pretty evenly matched with Clay in the win to loss ratio. This should be a good game with neither team having the upper hand. Summers County has been doing the same thing as the Panthers have been doing and that is knocking the poo pang out of their opponent’s ham hocks. The Panthers have been enjoying some crazy one sided wins, so this should be a good test of their skills as Summers County is also coming off a big win.
Clay’s final matchup of the season will be against Braxton who is having a tough season, and the Eagles getting into the winner’s circle will be paramount. Getting their second win of the season against a rival like the Panthers would be like winning the state championship, but to beat these Panthers they may as well strap a bottle rocket to their backs and hope they get to the moon because it won’t be easy. The Panthers take no prisoners and leave no trace of hope for the other team. When they hit the field they do so with purpose and intent. Get out and catch a game before the season is over. Go Panthers!