Homecoming Game Recap
October 13, 2018
Last night, at 7:30 PM, the Palmetto Panthers defeated the Homestead Broncos 41-21 in the Panthers’ highly anticipated homecoming game. This was one of the biggest games of the year with the highest student turn out.. The Panthers have now advanced to a record of 6-1 and have their eyes set on the playoffs.
The Palmetto Panthers were on a roll this season, winning their first four games with an average of 33 points per game. Palmetto also had a 48-0 blowout win in their debut game against Hialeah-Miami Lakes. However, the Panthers lost a tight game to the Southridge Spartans by a score of 27-16, dropping the Panthers’ record to 4-1. Palmetto bounced back the following week, beating North Miami 21-7. This past game allowed Palmetto to potentially secure a playoff spot.
Palmetto coach Mike Manasco was confident his team will win the game, since the team has been looking pretty good so far.
“We don’t have many concerns (entering the game), but Homestead is a good team,” Manasco said.
When asked pregame how his team would defeat the Broncos, Manasco continued, “We have to be prepared and start the game strong.”
Palmetto’s defense has thrived this year, only allowing their opponents to score an average of 10.7 points per game. But their defense was tested on Friday, as the Broncos are scoring an average of 31.3 points per game. The defense held on with the help of a high powered offense that started off slow, falling behind 6-0, but picked up the pace when needed.
The support was evident from the line to claim tickets and space in the bleachers was limited to say the least. Various clubs, classes, and honor societies (such as the National Honor Society, Thespian Society and Science Honors society) decorated the school with signs bragging about our football team and some have even poked a bit of fun at the Broncos. The support from the fans was evident and the only way the panther football team is looking is forward,