Your 2018 LKC Champions. Allen Hamrick photo.

The Panthers have proven themselves once again as a team that you should never give up on.  They traveled to Roane on Friday night to take on the Raiders, and what a game!

It was the homecoming game for the Raiders, and there was standing room only in the bleachers. The Panthers were coming off their first loss of the season against Independence in the mud bowl and were looking for some retribution. This game is always a tough one and the Panthers are usually on the tail end of the whip, but not so on this night. The Panthers are not a team that give up in any part of the game, whether it be offense or defense. Generally speaking, the home team usually selects a team they think they can beat for their homecoming game, but the Panthers already had one homecoming game under their belt because a school underestimated them.  It was time to spoil another one, and they did just that.

Garrett Quinn with the flying tackle. Allen Hamrick photo.

Firing on all cylinders, the Panthers took it to the house early in the first quarter with Elijah Peyton taking the pass from Wynn for the touchdown. The Raiders come right back with one of their own, and it looked like defensive players on both sides took a powder.  Then the game went all Panthers. The defense stepped up and put their football pants on, and the Raider offense was shut down for a while.  In the meantime, the Panthers racked up more points with a long run by Caleb Wynn, and then Elijah Peyton intercepted a pass and took it in for the score. Luke Brunette took it across and Nathan Morton added another one with a great catch down the middle.  The Panther defense held the Raiders to just eight

Nathan Morton with the catch and touchdown. Allen Hamrick photo.

points before they added two more touchdowns late in the game.

It was a great game, and it sealed the LKC Championship for the Panthers. Congratulations to the Panthers.  The game was well coached and well played, and it will give the Panthers momentum going into next week’s game against Lincoln County.  The Panthers are now 5-1.  The final score of the game was Clay 34, Roane 22.

Let it be said that the CCHS band is a force all their own. They provide some butt kicking beats to energize the players and the game itself. There is no other band that can get a game going like the CCHS marching band.

In other football action, the CCMS Mustang football team traveled to Ravenswood on Thursday night and literally held school on the game of football, defeating them by the score of   78 -38.  The Mustangs are well on their way to becoming CWVAC Champions once again. Fall temperatures are on the way, so get out, enjoy some football and show your support for our Panthers and Mustangs.