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LCHS aims to extend winning streak
The Panthers bring a strong defensive front line. They kept the Cavaliers out of the end zone two weeks ago and held them to low total yardage. - photo by Phgoto by Patty Leon
The Liberty County Panthers take the field against the Harlem Bulldogs with the momentum of two back-to-back wins and two efficient quarterbacks capable of leading the team to another victory.
Head coach Kirk Warner said his motto is to always improve from the previous game’s performance. The previous game for the Panthers was practically flawless offensively shutting out Calvary Day 45-0.
The game was opened by backup quarterback Julian Stokes, but senior Henry Barrett also took snaps in the game.
Both quarterbacks had little difficulty driving the ball down field against Calvary Day and Warner said it was part of the strategy as the team continues to develop this season and looks into future seasons to come.
“Henry Barrett is our senior and starter,” Warner said. “But we want to give Stokes an opportunity to grow and develop and get some reps in as the season progresses because we have to think of next year as well.”
Warner has said that if his team continues to play at their current level there was a good possibility they will make the playoffs again this year.
The Panthers are looking to go up against a team that uses a defense similar to the ones used by the Bradwell Tigers, something Warner said they were watching on the film, and preparing for.
Last season the Panthers defeated the Bulldogs in a low scoring 7-0 game. This year, the Panthers looks to put more scores on the board in an effort to repeat last week’s performance.  This is a non-region game for the Panthers.
They face Glenn Hills next Friday before beginning regional action at Burke County on Oct. 12.
This game was originally scheduled for Friday night at the new, yet to be named, Panther football stadium, but construction delays forced the team to play all their home games at Olvey field. Because the Bradwell Institute Tigers will be playing tonight at home, the Panthers will take the field against Harlem Saturday night at 7:30.
Tickets purchased at the school in advance are $5, tickets at the gate are $7.
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