The Panthers had plenty of opportunities, but could not do anything with them in a tough 10-7 loss, their first of the season, to Centralia, Friday.

In a game featuring 2-0 teams in the Class 2 top 10, Palmyra had four possessions after Centralia took the lead with a field goal early in the fourth quarter.

But the Panthers failed to move the ball forward the rest of the game. In fact, in the four possessions, they totalled minus-one yards.

Despite the loss, the Panthers learned how they stacked against the Clarence Cannon Conference leaders with the goal of getting a rematch against them in the post-season.

“There is a good chance we’re going to play them again, and we’ll be ready next time,” said Cooper Hinkle, one of the team’s seniors. 

Centralia is in Class 2, District 5 and if they win it would be the first opponent for Palmyra’s District 6.

“That’s our goal, to win our district, and I’m sure that’s their goal, too,” said Coach Kevin Miles.

See more in this week's Palmyra Spectator.