Panthers lose to Ferris 39-0

Ferris reigned victorious over the Quinlan Ford Panthers 39-0 during last Friday’s home game, leaving the Panthers ranking 1-2 so far this season.

Though the Ferris Yellojackets went home with their first victory of the season, it was a loss for the Panthers in what was a very stormy night on a wet and muddy field.

Rain and lightning delayed the game till a little after 8 p.m. but the game was finally able to start.

With several kids sick and a few players missing from the game, Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Todd Wallace refuses to make excuses for the Panthers loss.

“Obviously, we played very poorly,” said Wallace. “We had several kids sick last week and a few missed the game while others were still not feeling well. We also had two starters go out early with injuries. This is not to make excuses because there is no excuse for the way we played … but I do think it factored in. Nevertheless, we will bounce back this week. We always talk about adversity building character so this will be a good test for our guys. It is our job to get our guys prepared to play, so we as coaches have to do a better job as well. 

Game balls went to Jose Acosta and Isaiah Record. The Panthers will be playing Western Hills in the next Friday night game at 7:30 p.m. at Lytal Stadium.

“Western Hills is an extremely athletic team, so we have to get ready for the challenge,” said Wallace.

The game against Dallas Molina was the Panther’s first big win in the season in spite of multiple delays due to inclement weather. Wallace said that he was pleased with the win and was looking to make improvements with the players. 

“We are obviously pleased that we got our first win and was able to sit through several lightning delays to do so,” said Wallace. “However, we were pretty sloppy, especially offensively. Too many penalties and busted blocking assignments. Eli Chambers threw the ball better and we were able to get Kobe Jennings involved in the passing game, but our run game was not good. Defensively I thought we ran to the ball hard and we only gave up one run where we did not get lined up correctly. Needless to say, we have a lot to work on.”