By Betty Gandee

The Clay County Intermediate Panthers A Team played the St. Mary’s Blue Devils and won 19-14. Betty Gandee photo.

This weekend was full of football showdowns for the Clay County Panthers Intermediate Football (CCPIF) teams.

All three football teams, A, B, and C team, made it to the first round of playoffs.  The Panthers A-team finished third in the South with a record of 3-3 in regular season play. They played St. Mary’s, ranked second, on Saturday night under the lights in Wirt County.  Panthers walked away victorious with a final score of 19-14 against the Blue Devils, putting them at 4-3 and advancing to the second round next weekend.

The B Team held a 31-6 victory over the Williamstown Little Stingers, putting them at 6-1 for the season. Tracy Pritt photo.

On Sunday morning the Panthers B and C Team traveled to Dodridge county to fight for a win. C team, coming in with a record of 2-4 and fourth in the South, took on the Frontier Cougars for a chance to advance. The little panthers fell short with a final score of 40-0 putting them at 2-5 for the season.

On Sunday evening the Panther B-team was ready to take the field against the Williamstown Little Stingers for a chance to advance to the second round of playoffs. The B team finished up regular season play with a record of 5-1, coming in second in the South.  Panthers were victorious over the Stingers with a final score of 31-6, putting them at 6-1 for the season. B team will play Ravenswood on Saturday.

C Team didn’t quite make it after taking on the Frontier Cougars. Nikki Taylor photo.

Great job to all the CCPIF teams this season and good luck to the teams advancing in playoffs.