Panthers shut out by Kinston

Published 12:04 am Saturday, October 16, 2010

The Georgiana Panthers made some backwards progress this week, after playing such a hard-fought match versus Pleasant Home last Friday.
The Panthers failed to score a single point and fell to Kinston 40-0.
Athletic director Kirk Norris summed up the game simply saying: “We got beat.”
“It was a complete turnaround from last week,” said Norris. “Last week we came out with a lot of heart. This week, we didn’t come out with any emotion. We just looked flat from warm-ups up to kickoff.”
Norris said Kinston rushed for more than 240 yards in the first half alone, which kept the Panthers from getting many offensive possessions.
“They just kept running it down our throats, and we had a hard time stopping them,” Norris said.
“They kept chewing the clock up and pounding it on our defense. We just couldn’t get a rhythm going.”
Norris said that his Panthers need to get back to playing a more physical game.
“Maybe we can capture some of last week’s enthusiasm for our homecoming game next Friday,” Norris said.
The Panthers return back to Harmon Field next week to face J.F. Shields.

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