Panthers shut out Faith Warriors on senior night

Ronnie Romanelli, Staff Writer – The Lecanto High School [LHS] Panther flag football team hosted the Bayshore Christian Faith Warriors Tuesday, April 18, and won by a final score  of 6-0.

The game was designated as senior night for the Panthers, wherein soon-to-be-graduated members of the team were honored with a show that started ten minutes before the game.

“I thought the presentation for the seniors went smoothly. I received several comments from families that enjoyed senior night,” head coach Richard Keeran said.

The night honored both the senior players and managers, as three managers are seniors.

“I’ll miss all of them, because I won’t have anyone to talk to and to throw the football around [with] during practice,” flag football manager junior Adam Ault said.

It is certain that remaining players will sorely feel the class of 2017’s absence.

“I’m going to miss all of the seniors so much. They really inspire me and have made a huge impact on my life,” sophomore and varsity flag football player Stormi Bousum said.

Some fans had siblings playing in their last game.

“I will miss watching my sister play because that was always something we connected on: football,” said sophomore Ethan Paprzycki.

The Lady Panthers line up at the "line of scrimmage" ready to start the next play. (Photo:Reichle)

The Lady Panthers line up at the “line of scrimmage” ready to start the next play (Photo: Reichle).

The game was a defensive showdown throughout. The score was 0-0 going into halftime, and the game remained scoreless through three quarters of play. In the last minutes, quarterback senior Madison Frankowski threw a quality pass to #12, senior Kristina Kiernan.

Keeran firmly believes his team played well.

“I’m so proud of the girls and how hard they work to make themselves better,” said Keeran. “The girls display great teamwork and sportsmanship and represent Lecanto High School with class,” Keeran said.