NEXT GAME:                                 FRIDAY  SEPTEMBER 20,  2019                            JACKSON     
This week the Panthers open Federal League play as they travel to Robert Fife Memorial Stadium to take on
long time rival, the Jackson Polar Bears. This will be the 63rd meeting. The Panthers lead the all time series
30-27-4. Last year the Panthers won 24-14. Tim Budd enters his 5th years as the Polar Bears head coach.
Players to watch: Joe Ackerman OL/DL, Ethan Adkins RB/LB, Jayden Baker RB/LB, Nate Baumoel RB/LB,
Brett Blauner TE/DB, Drew Boggs WR/DB, Corwin Craddieth RB/LB, Jack Dennis WR/LB, Carlos Elias
OL/DL, Johnny Kulich WR/DB, Blake Pearsall WR/DB, Alex Roth OL/DL, Jake Ryan WR/DB, Victor Shott
RB/LB, Randy Torrence TE/LB, Donny Woodward TE/DL and Hunter Geissinger QB.

This will be a big game for both teams early in the season not only for the league race, but computer points as
well. The Panthers must limit their turnovers. In their first three games, they have had at least 3 in each game.
Also they must cut down on penalties.
This game will be decided in the trenches on both sides of the ball. Offensive execution, defensive dominance,
especially on third downs, turnovers and sound special teams will determine the winner. It's important that the
Panthers get ahead and keep the pressure on Jackson's defense/offense and young QB.  They can't afford to
get behind by more than one score.