The Panthers started the 2015 campaign on Friday night with a 48-19 whooping of the Trigg County Wildcats in Cadiz, KY.
It was an entertaining evening of big plays. For the Panthers there were blocked punts, runs of over 70 yards for touchdowns, and interceptions. And for the Wildcats there were no answers to Russellville’s aggressiveness.
The Panthers rushed for 282 yards, while allowing Trigg County only 121 on the ground. Joshua Bigbee led in rushing with 115 yards, while MJ Jones added 81.
Panther quarterback, Jaylyn McMurry attempted only one pass and it was complete for 35 yards.
Russellville defense worked three interceptions and 50 tackles in the game where it seemed the Wildcats were playing catch-up before warm-ups were done.
Next up for Coach John Myers’ Panthers is the Fort Campbell Falcons in the home-opener at Rhea Stadium. The Falcons were shut out by the Mayfield Cardinals, 42-0 in their season-opener last week. The Panthers last played the Falcons in last year’s second game at Fort Campbell; the Panthers won that close game 29-27.