Football Takes on Redwood


Senior, Running Back Alfredo Nunez goes up against a Mt. Whitney player.

Jaret Garcia, Staff Reporter

After defeating The Mt.Whitney Pioneers 27-6 in their league debut our Varsity Football Team advanced their season record to 6-0. The Panthers scored 21 of their 27 points in the first half led by junior Quarterback Rocky Arguijo connecting for 22 out of 26 passes for a total of 191 yards. Those passes were mainly to senior Wide Receiver Alfredo Nunez. Nunez had a total of 89 yards receiving for the game. Senior Running Back Jaret Garcia led on the ground with 88 yards rushing. Garcia also scored 2 touchdowns contributing to the Panther’s early success in the game. Once again the defense stood out, only allowing 6 points the entire game. The physicality of the defense has helped tremendously to the team’s success this year, allowing an average of only 7 points per game.

This week the team will face their toughest competition in the league this year, the Redwood Rangers. The Rangers come into the matchup with a 4-2 record, having lost to Clovis North and Centennial earlier in the season. Based on the stats of each team, this game should be intense with both teams undefeated in league play and looking to add another “W” to their win column. All of the predictions available so far are for a close score leaning in the Ranger’s favor, which our team is not taking lightly as they prepare this week. 

Kick-off is scheduled for 7:30 pm this Friday, October 7.