With the release of the 2015 Russellville High School Football Schedule, we can officially start to look forward to the upcoming season.
Missing from the schedule this year is the Mayfield Cardinals. Mayfield has moved up a level to Class 2A. Taking the Cardinals place is the Crittenden County Rockets.
What follows is a look at each game on the Panthers Varsity Schedule this year.
Going into the season, Panther Nation might look forward to a quick start for the Russellville squad. With their last three games on the road, and the last one being against the nearby Franklin-Simpson Wildcats, fans of Coach John Myers’ team will look forward to an exciting finish to the regular season and the hope of going deep into the Gridiron Bowl.
Russellville Panther Varsity Football games:
8/14 at Glasgow
This is a scrimmage against the Class 2A Scotties. The Scotties finished 8-4 last season and are expected to be a very good team this season.
8/21 at Trigg County
Opened 2014 season versus the Class 3A Wildcats at home on 8/22/14 and won 36-20
Trigg finished 7-5 on season, lost in second round of Gridiron Bowl to South Warren
The Wildcats graduated 15 seniors from their 2014 roster
8/28 Ft. Campbell at home
Was week two match-up at Ft. Campbell on 8/29/14; Panthers won 29-27
The Class 3A Falcons were 3-8 for the season and lost in opening round of Gridiron Bowl to Adair County
9/4 at Butler County
Was week three match-up at home; Panther won 35-6
The Class 2A Bears were 7-4 overall last season; lost in opening round of Gridiron Bowl to Ballard Memorial
9/11 Logan County at home
Was week four opponent at the Cougars; Panthers won 55-12
The Class 5A Cougars were 0-10 for the 2014 season and did not play in post season
9/18 Todd County at Home
Last played Class 2A Rebels on 9/20/14 at McCracken County “McCracken Bowl”; Panthers won 43-3
Rebels finished season 2-8 and did not make playoffs
9/25 Murray at Home
The Class 2A Tigers did not play the Panthers last year.
The Tigers finished 9-3 in 2014 and lost in the semi-final round of the Gridiron Bowl to eventual Class 2A State Champion, DeSales
The Tigers graduated 17 seniors from their 2014 roster
10/2 Fulton County at Home
Last played on 10/3/14 at Fulton County; Russellville won 45-0
The Class 1A Pilots finished the 2014 season with a 1-9 record and lost in the opening round of the Gridiron Bowl.
10/9 is an open date
10/16 at Fulton City
Last met at Rhea Stadium on 10/17/14; Panther won 56-0
The Bulldogs were 1-9 for the 2014 season and lost in opening round of Gridiron Bowl
10/23 at Crittenden County
The Rockets did not play the Panthers in 2014
The Class 2A Rockets finished the 2014 season with 4-7 record and lost in the first round of the Gridiron Bowl.
10/30 at Franklin-Simpson
The Wildcats last met the Panthers on 9/26/14 in Russellville; Panthers lost 20-21
The Class 4A Wildcats finished the 2014 season with a 9-2 overall record and lost in the second round of the Gridiron Bowl.
The Wildcats graduated only 8 seniors from their 2014 roster