I am so proud of the "Mr. Panther" award that I started 10 years ago. The award has honored 10 very special young men who best displayed dedication, integrity, and loyalty for the sake of his team. And thanks to Sinclair Foods Grocery for sponsoring the award. Congratulations to James Medford, winning the award means you were front and center in representing all of our wonderful seniors. Quite an accomplishment indeed, James!
James with Assistant Coach Scott Metzler. This award would not be possible without the continued support of Sinclair's Grocery and Scott!
Chase Murray scored a late touchdown in the 4th Quarter to get the Panthers close with just over 5 minutes to play.
#30 Chase Murray making his entrance before tonight's game
#30 Chase Murray played with such tremendous emotion tonight
Green Wave RB Garett Rice not only scored a touchdown but single handily sealed the Mattoon win with his rushing performance late in the game.
#8 Garett Rice picking up some valuable yards against the Panther defense late in the game
OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: LOGAN METZLER
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: BLAKE WITTMAN
SPECIAL TEAMS PLAYER OF THE WEEK: BRILEY BLADE
IT'S TOUGH WHEN "IT'S THE LAST GAME" SINKS IN!
SENIOR NIGHT AT JCHS!
Thank you to all of our wonderful 2015 Varsity Football Seniors
AND SOME OF TOMORROW'S STARS!
6 non seniors who stood out tonight vs Mattoon
(Not pictured is Stephen Rulo)
And 82 years ago in 1924 Jersey fans were excited about the upcoming season for these 4 reasons.
ONE LAST TIME!
#70 Cole Berry celebrates "Senior Night" in style and in the arms of his dad, Coach Chris Berry
JERSEY COMMUNITY HIGH SCHOOL
HONORS OUR SENIORS
The Candid "Panther" Camera section has become one of the most popular features on the weekly blog and also one of my favorites. Most of the time the players and even coaches look away when the camera is focused on them. However, sometimes they get caught looking at the camera which has become somewhat of a challenge for me. The results are usually mixed with surprise and a "pose" and sometimes there are a couple of players and one certain trainer that looks for that chance to be the center of attention, but of course I will not mention any names.
And finally even Coach Jacobs becomes a victim!
RECENT SIGNS POSTED IN JERSEYVILLE SUGGEST THAT WE "BLEED BLUE" IN SUPPORT OF OUR PANTHERS BUT OUR GIRLS PROVE THAT THEY REALLY HAVE THE SPIRIT!
OUR FOOTBALL TRAINING STAFF KEEPING IT LIGHT DURING "DOWN TIME"