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Panthers face Wildcats for homecoming
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Two down! Last week’s loss to Burke County was only the second loss this season for the Panthers. - photo by Phgoto by Patty Leon
Although Olvey Field is not the permanent home for the Liberty County Panthers, it is tonight as the Richmond Hill Wildcats invade the Panthers’ homecoming arena.
The Panthers will look to regain their status as the most ferocious feline in the house.
After a disappointing loss to Burke County in their first region game the Panthers hope to bounce back with a win in game two of 3A-AAA regional action. Historically the Panthers have a 4-2 record against the Wildcats but head coach Kirk Warner knows this will be no easy battle.
“We need to come out and play our style of football. We need to dig deep and hit hard,” he said.
The Panthers come in with a better average than the Wildcats allowing only 56 points against them to the Wildcats’ 158. Both teams are currently 0-1 in the region but the Panthers stand at 4-2 overall while the Wildcats are 1-5.
But the Panthers are playing for their homecoming crowd and definitely playing for their pride.
Defensively the Panthers have the ability to get another shutout like they did against Harlem and Calvary Day.  Technically the defense shutout Glenn Hills as it was the special team that allowed the only score two weeks ago.
However Burke County found a way of breaking down the Panthers defense and scored 20 points before the Panthers’ adjusted in last week’s loss.
Once adjustments were made the Panthers’ defense once again stood strong, holding the Bears to only one first down in the whole second half.
Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased in advance at the school for $5 or purchased at the gate for $7. The game will be broadcast live on WOAH 106.3 FM
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