The Liberty County Panthers host their first home game tonight as the Calvary Day Cavaliers come to Olvey Field for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff.
The Panthers are 1-1 in the season.
After opening the season with a loss to McIntosh, the Panthers used the early bye week to strengthen their players and perfect their offense. Their hard work apparently paid off as the Panthers defeated Brantley County last week in their second away game, 33-13.
This past year, the Panthers had a definitive 41-21 win against the Cavaliers with a 28-0 lead by the end of the first half.
The Panthers have two more non-regional games against Harlem on Sept. 29 and Glenn Hills on Oct. 5, before their region action starts with an away game against Burke County on Oct. 12.
Coach Kirk Warner said earlier this season that having an early bye week, especially after a loss, gave the team an opportunity to regroup. It allowed the Panthers more practice in full gear since the weather has cooled off. It also allowed his team to reflect on the loss making them more anxious for a win in the following games
It is now up to the Panthers to carry that winning momentum into tonight’s game and further into the season.
For senior quarterback Henry Barrett, momentum and eagerness to win comes from a desire to prove himself. It was the Calvary Day defense that forced him to sit out for most of last season with an elbow injury.
Barrett said it was difficult to be just a spectator, especially as the Panthers went to the playoffs.
The Cavaliers are 0-2 and last week’s game against Jenkins was cancelled due to the bad weather.
The game will be broadcast live on WOAH 106.3 FM
Watch a video preview at The Panther Pit
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The Tide starts regional play with a home game against Appling County at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 28.