Panthers trampled by MustangsBy SETH MCLEMORE,
The Panthers stepped out onto the field Friday night to face off against the West Jones Mustangs. The stands were crowded on both sides of the field.
Before the game, the Panthers honored the West Jones student who was killed in an accident recently by releasing balloons in her memory.
In the first quarter, the Mustangs scored 14 points against the Panthers. The first 7 points were scored with 6 minutes and 21 seconds left in the quarter. The last 7 points were scored with only 1 minute and 58 seconds left. The end of the quarter score was Panthers 0 - Mustangs 14.
In the second quarter, the Mustangs scored 7 points with 9 minutes and 49 seconds on the clock and later kicked a field goal. A long pass was made to Panther #12, Frederick Scruggs, who ran 85 yards and scored the first touchdown. The extra point was then kicked by #44 Caleb Reeves. The end of the quarter score was Panthers 7 - Mustangs 24.
The Big Blue Crew took to the field as they performed their first two songs of the entire show. In the second song, the duet between flute player, Dixie Pinkerton, and saxophone player, Anthony Evans, was even better than the last as the confidence of both players grew, giving the crowd a very impressive performance.
In the third quarter, the Mustangs scored another 7 points against Quitman. The Panthers fought to keep the Mustangs from scoring again, which succeeded. The end of the third quarter score was now Panthers 7 - Mustangs 31.
In the final quarter of the game, the Mustangs scored multiple times totaling 10 points against the Panthers. The Mustangs’ first 3 points were scored with 11 minutes and 20 seconds left in the quarter. The Mustangs scored their final 7 points with only 10 minutes and 26 seconds left in the game. The Panthers scored their final touchdown, performed by #6 Dwyon Altman, and extra point, performed by #44 Caleb Reeves. The final score was Panthers 14 - Mustangs 41.
The Panthers fought hard against West Jones but come up short.
You can catch the Panther’s next home game on Friday, September 13, as they face off against Greene County at 7:00 p.m.