David Butterwick breaks away from the nearby Terrapins to make a 49-yard dash to score the game’s first touchdown. The underage 10-year-old was lightning fast as he dashed halfway down the field

David Butterwick breaks away from the nearby Terrapins to make a 49-yard dash to score the game’s first touchdown. The underage 10-year-old was lightning fast as he dashed halfway down the field

Panthers pounce on Drumheller Terrapins, yet to concede any points

The Stettler Panthers continued their winning streak this past Saturday after shutting down the Drumheller Terrapins in a 22-0 win.

The Stettler Panthers continued their winning streak this past Saturday after shutting down the Drumheller Terrapins in a 22-0 win.

The team hasn’t allowed a single point be scored against them so far this season.

The Panthers stalked the Terrapins the whole game, letting the team gain a few yards before the defence pushed them back into their own half of the field, play after play.

Underager David Butterwick, a 10-year-old player on the team, broke away from the scrum in the first half to make a 49-yard dash to score the Panthers’ first touchdown.

Unfortunately, it was Butterwick’s only touchdown of the game – he was later taken off the roster with a minor injury.

“We had a few guys out,” coach Berri Shirley said. “My own son was out with a bad case of the flu, but our backups played really well. They stepped into the positions and did their jobs.”

In fact, Butterwick’s replacement, Liam McQuay, went on to score another touchdown.

Though the Terrapins fought hard against the Panthers, they were no match for the solid wall of defence the team brought to the field.

To their credit, though, their defence managed to keep the Panthers from running away with the game, keeping the score to a small 22-0.

This coming Saturday, Sept. 27, the Panthers play in Strathmore, another undefeated team. Shirley said the Strathmore boys will put the Panthers to the test, but he’s confident the winning streak can continue so long as there are no key injuries.

The first Saturday in October sees the Panthers return home to face Rocky Mountain House at 11 a.m.