On Tuesday, September 27, 2016, the 8th Grade Panthers hosted The Peterson Spikes. The White Team fought to their fullest. Great defensive play from Hunter Brown and strong offensive carries from Nathan Weiblen and Malachi Bruce-Lowery gave the Panthers hope but they fell short 25-0. In the Orange Team game, the Panthers struck first with a Jordan Jasso 50 yard touchdown run, only to be answered by the Spikes shortly after. The game went to a 13-6 half. Disciplined defensive play from the Panthers including huge stops by Alexander Rivas, a fumble recovery by Jared Laque, and a Jordan Jasso interception kept the Spikes within reach. Late in the game a 60 yard reception from Sam Clendenin to Maddox McDonald gave the Panthers one more opportunity to dig deep but they were not able to overcome. The final score was 21- 6. The Mighty Panthers will travel to Kerrville next Tuesday, October 4th. Go Panthers Go!!!!!!