The Stettler Panthers Peewee football team played a ferocious game against the Strathmore Spartans on Saturday, Sept. 27 but ended up coming home empty handed, losing 34-18.
The team was strong out of the gate with Ryan Shirley snagging several interceptions, including one which translated into the team’s first touchdown of the game.
According to Christy Brennan, though, “the team struggled” in the first half. They “changed strategy in the second (half) but it was too late.”
Despite the loss, though, parents and fans were happy with the team, who fought ferociously the entire game and nabbed a second touchdown off a fumble recovery from Cole Nichols. In the dying seconds of the fourth quarter, Brett Mercier made a mad dash for the line and brought the team a third touchdown, though not enough to win it for the club.
“The Panthers showed determination and perseverance,” Laurie Myshaniuk said. “We made it to the one-yard line several times but didn’t making it, and were robbed of a few touchdowns.