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Will Panthers finally break Mustans?
Home stance: Panther quarterback Julian Stokes (13) hands the ball to Henry Barrett (3) as they prep for their game against the Mustangs. Eliminated from the playoffs, they are hoping to keep their home-game win streak alive. - photo by Phgoto by Patty Leon
The South Effingham Mustangs make their way to Olvey Field tonight to face the Liberty County Panthers in the final game of the regular football season.
The Panthers, possibly eliminated from post season, will play for the pride of the senior class being honored at their last game.
The game will present a challenge to the Panthers, who have won nine straight home games. They want to defend that home winning record but historically the Mustangs have beaten the Panthers at every meeting since 2001.
Head coach Kirk Warner noted the Mustangs have a very athletic and talented running back, and have stout and hard defense.
The Panthers will have to hit the ground hard and the defense will have to play as they did against the Harlem Bulldogs and Calvary Day. In both of those games the defense hit hard, forced passes, made key pass blocks and interceptions that led to the shutouts of both teams.
The Mustangs and the Panthers are both 6-3 overall and 2-2 in region 3A-AAA, and are fairly close in their averages. The Panthers have scored 208 total points to the Mustangs 204. The Panthers average 23.1 points per game and the Mustangs average 22.7. The Mustangs, however, have allowed 150 points scored against them while the Panthers allowed only 111.
Tickets may be purchased at the gate for $7. Kickoff is scheduled for 7:30 p.m. and the game will be broadcast live on WOAH 106.3 FM.
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