Preeceville Panthers conclude football season at provincial play

The Preeceville Panthers football team ended its season with falling short by a 16 to 0 score during the quarter-finals in the provincial run in Raymore on October 26.

"The Panthers team traveled to Raymore for a quarter-final matchup but was faced with horrible weather conditions. Our players were going up against a team which won its conference with no recorded losses," said Jeremy Mattison, coach. "We got possession of the ball in the first and it was a very back-and forth game. The first quarter ended with nobody scoring. The second quarter saw us turning over the ball on downs and Ryan Young getting injured. There was a delay of game and Raymore came back with scoring a 71-yard touchdown that set our boys back a little. In the fourth quarter Raymore scored again, resulting in the 16 to 0 final score," he said. “The boys left it all on field and the coaching staff is very proud of the 11 players who worked tirelessly on and off the field.”

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Mattison said the team had a great overall season.

"It was a tough loss but we had a blast with all of our players being very talented in being able to play any position on the field. We are losing three players to graduation, James Lagrove, Ryan Young and Willen Paligan but we have a good core of guys coming back to play next season," concluded Mattison.