The Monroe City Panthers hosted the Clark County Indians in a Clearance Cannon Conference game held at Lankford Field on October 12. Both teams entered the game with a 6-1 record for the season.
Prior to the game, the Monroe City R-1 held senior night, recognizing 22 senior students participating in football, cheerleading and band. Each senior was given a certificate and their parent/guardian a flower for their participation, as each walked on the field while being announced.
The game was held in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness with the students wearing pink for the ‘pink out game’ of the evening. Football players were seen with pink socks and the cheerleaders had on pink shirts to raise awareness.
As the first quarter opened, the Panthers didn’t waste any time finding their way to the end zone. Keenan Batsell drove through the defensive line with a 50-yard touchdown. The Panthers defense then entered the field holding the Indians from the end zone. Zach Osborn added a 92-yard run for another touchdown and also running in the 2-point conversion. With only 1:20 left on the clock, Batsell was able to break though the defensive line again adding another 47-yard touchdown. Head Coach David Kirby was heard on the sidelines stating, “Keep pounding them,” as he sent Batsell back to the field. The Panthers ended the quarter with a massive lead of 22-0.
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