Panther Coach Kevin Miles said his team would have to play mistake-free to beat Clark County Friday.

It didn’t happen.

The Panthers made two costly fumbles and failed to contain the Indians’ big play offense in a 38-24 homecoming loss.

Still, the team learned they could play with their conference and district rivals who they hope to get another chance at in post-season play.

“I’m proud of our guys, and I’m proud of the fight and no-quit. We’ve just got to get better,” said Coach Kevin Miles. “We knew they were going to fight. We just couldn’t make them snap it enough times tonight.”

With the loss, Palmyra now looks to prepare for district play in three weeks with hopes of playing the Indians again.

“We’d love to play them again, and this won’t define our season,” Miles said, noting his team will have to run the gauntlet for a rematch to happen.

“It will be tough to get back no matter what,” he said.

See entire story in this week's Palmyra Spectator.