The Cabot Junior High North Panthers put together a dominant performance in a 36-13 win over Conway Blue on Thursday night.
The game didn’t start out that way for North when the Wampus Cats drove 72 yards on 10 plays to take an early 7-0 lead.
“They’ve done that to everyone on their first drive this year,” said Cabot North coach Danny Spencer. “And it usually takes us a drive to get used to the game speed.”
After that opening drive, North put together their most complete game this season on both sides of the ball.
“We finally put things together,” Spencer said. “We got some kids back who were injured and that really helped.”
Big plays were the order of the day, as Cabot North broke off several long runs. Caleb Smith led the Panthers with 112 yards and two touchdowns on just four carries. Britton Alley also had four carries, his work going for 63 yards and a touchdown. Easton Seidl had 71 yards on 10 carries. Micah Hudson had a 63-yard touchdown run.
“Conway is well-coached and a physical team, so we must have been doing something right,” Spencer said.
The Panthers hit the road this week to take on the undefeated Lake Hamilton Wolves.
“They’re the team to beat this year,” said Spencer. “It will be a challenge, especially when their roster is twice as big, but we’ll roll with it and try to get a win.”