PANTHERS PROWL ALONE:
West Gadsden blasted Franklin County, Munroe was blasted by Rocky Bayou and East Gadsden lost a close one in week-eight of Florida High School football.
The Panthers shut out the Seahawks 50-0. This week Coach Joe Striplin and his 5-3 team will travel to the coast to face Port St. Joe in a key District 4-1A contest. The 5-2 Sharks are coming off a 28-12 win over FAMU. At 1-1 in the district, don’t count the Panthers out yet.
The Bobcats fell on hard times in Destin as Rocky Bayou (5-2) ran it, threw it and smothered the Cats to a 56-13 conference win.
Down two touchdowns at the half, the Bobcats watched as the Knights scored 35 third quarter points and put up almost 400 yards of total offense. The Bobcats host Temple Christian Academy (3-4) of Jacksonville for their homecoming game this Friday night.
Florida High continued to roll as the ‘Noles made East Gadsden their fifth victim in a row after opening the season with two losses.
Florida High won 38-15, thwarting East Gadsden’s chances in District1-4A. After opening the season 2-1, the Jaguars have now dropped four of their last five. They will have two weeks to regroup and prepare to face Walton High on November 1.
BASS HEADS TO REGIONAL GOLF, AGAIN:
For the second year in a row, the Munroe golf team did not qualify for 1A Region 1 competition, but their top golfer did. In golf districts, the top three scorers who are not on a qualifying team also qualify for a trip to regional competition. Senior Sam Bass and his coach, Tyler Finley, headed to Pensacola this Tuesday to play at AC Read course. Good luck Sam!
Here are two of the last four installments of how to better parent an athlete. Great advice, parents!
9) Don't approach the coach with questions, have your child do it ... How many of you know of parents that call the coach when things aren't going their child's way? Ok, everyone put your hands down. We all know of someone. Your kids are at the age where they should be approaching the coach themselves. Always wait a day or two to talk to a coach and allow some time to calm down, so that there can be a clear discussion between player and coach. Your child will have to deal with talking to adults in life, whether it be a boss, teacher, or anyone else of authority. Why not start now?
10) Know the difference between pain and injury ... Everyone has heard the phrase "no pain, no gain." Don't believe it. There are always going to be bumps and bruises, that is a given, especially the day after a game. If a "pain" lingers on for more than a few days, go get your child checked out. He or she is not only hurting the team by playing injured, but also risking his or her future health.
FANFARE! The FHSAA introduced the Sunshine State Spirit Showdown this 2013-14 school year to promote sportsmanship and see who has the best fans in Florida!
Each school that is interested in participating will need to produce a video ranging from 90 seconds to three minutes in length. This video should feature an organized student body, sportsmanship and creative school spirit cheers. Each video must also include at least 30 seconds about why your student body is the best in the state.
Go to the fhsaa website (www.fhsaa.org) to find out more. Go Bobcats, Jaguars, Panthers and Lion!
QUOTE OF THE WEEK:
“You win some, lose some, and wreck some.” –Dale Earnhardt