Panthers hopeful for Homecoming victory |

Panthers hopeful for Homecoming victory

The students and staff at Middle Park High School have long awaited a well-deserved win for the football team. Despite the lack of wins, fans have flocked to the games and have eagerly supported this hard working team through both good times and the bad times.

The stage is set for a battle between the Pinnacle Timberwolves and the Middle Park Panthers at today’s Homecoming Football game in Granby. Both teams are coming off losses from last week, and both are preparing to show they have what it takes to win this important league match-up.

Not only are the fans eager for a win, but the team is as ready as ever for a win. The Panthers have a 0-5 record so far this season. They came within a minute of winning their most recent game against Sheridan, yet lost in the final 45 seconds of the game when Sheridan scored a touchdown resulting in a 20-17 loss for Middle Park.

Head Coach Adam Bright spoke of last week’s game and how the Panther’s hope to come back from such a difficult loss.

“This game we are going to make sure we play all 48 minutes of the game instead of just 47. We have revenge on our minds, that’s for sure,” said Coach Bright.

The team has adjusted its game plan slightly in hopes of giving the fans a cheer-worthy game. The team has also watched film from last year’s game against Pinnacle in order to prepare for the match-up.

“I think if everyone does their part and does what they are supposed to do, then we will have a good game and come out with a win,” said Junior Chance Martin.

The team is often chomping at the bit to get out on the field and play, they know that their preparations have helped, they just need to transfer what they have learned in practice into game scenarios.

”We’ve been working hard and I think our team is not only ready for a win, but deserves this win,” said Senior Dalton Tucker.

Homecoming ultimately brings a different vibe to the field. This game, more than most, carries a heavier weight because of the amount of support and excitement that has been building all week.

The game starts at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 3, at Middle Park High School. This will be another very crowded game so if you are looking to go, prepare to show some Panther spirit and to arrive early.

Fifth quarter will be held at Brickhouse 40 immediately following the game. It is most likely going to be standing room only.

“You definitely get that great, small town community feel when we host fifth quarter at Brickhouse,” said Coach Bright.

The Panthers next game will be on Friday, Oct. 10, at 7 p.m. at Bennett. The Panthers final home game of the season is the following week on Friday, Oct. 17, at 7 p.m.

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