NEXT GAME:                                          FRIDAY NOV 3, 2017                                   ST. IGNATIUS
BIG SECOND HALF LEADS IGNATIUS OVER THE PANTHERS 24-7
The Panthers 2017 season came to an end Friday night at Byers Stadium in Parma to the number one team in
division one in the state. The Panthers fought valiantly, but in the end it was the Wildcats overall size, speed
and numbers along with some Panther miscues, that did them in.
Perry started off well as the played tough through the first quarter and drove the ball into Ignatius territory,
only to give it up on downs at the Wildcat 33. In the second quarter the Panthers put together an 84 yard drive,
which ended in a 9 yard QB keeper into the end zone by Max Baker. Caden Basham added the extra point and
the Panthers led 7-0. The Wildcats answered with a drive of their own, but the Panthers defense stiffened and
the Wildcats had to settle for a 38 yard field goal by Matt Trickett. The first half ended with the Panthers up
7-3.
In the third quarter Perry took the opening kickoff, but could only muster a first down and had to punt to the
Wildcats. Ignatius on the arm of QB Daniel Alexander drove down the field hitting short 8-15 yard outs and
seam routes. Alexander then hooked up with RB Jahadge Floyd on a wheel route, with Floyd catching the ball
at the Perry 18 and sprinting to pay dirt untouched. Trickett's PAT made it 10-7 Ignatius. On the Panthers
ensuing possession after a false start set them back 5 yards on first down, the Panthers faced a first and fifteen
from their 8. Jarin Curtis got 6 yards over the left side, but was stripped of the ball at the 14 and it was returned
to the Perry 2. On second down from the one, RB Jack Welcsh bolted into the end zone and after the PAT, it
was 17-7 Wildcats. The Panthers mounted one more scoring drive starting at their 22 with 11:22 left and drove
to the Ignatius 29, but on fourth and 8 Bakers pass to Kirchner was incomplete. Ignatius took over and drove to
the Panther five. QB Daniel Alexander took off on a QB draw and put the final nail in the Panthers coffin. With
5:58 left it was 24-7 Wildcats and no comeback was in the offering for the Panthers.
Perry's seniors ended a great three year run, with 3 consecutive Federal League Titles, 2 of them outright, and
two deep playoff runs to the division 2 state title game in 15 and 16. The seniors leave with a 33- 8 record. They
left their mark on the Panther program and their great seasons will not be soon forgotten by all who witnessed
them.  
Some Final Stats:
First Downs   P - 14    SI - 16
Yards Rushing   P- 306   SI - 147
Yards Passing   P - 4    SI - 154
Total Yards   P - 310    SI - 301
Turnovers   P - 1   SI - 1
Penalties   P - 5 for 35 yds.   SI - 2 for 15 yds.

Scoring 1st 0

2nd - Perry - Baker 9 yard run (Basham Kick)
SI - Trickett 38 yard FG

3rd
SI - Floyd 32 yard pass from Alexander (Trickett Kick)
SI - Welcsh 1 yard run (Trickett kick)

4th
SI - Alexander 5 yard run (Trickett kick)