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Stigler wins first round playoffs, 55-21

The Stigler Panthers put on a show Friday Nov. 15 for the first round of playoffs against Berryhill. It was a night of big plays, and historic numbers for the Panthers. They won 55-21, with their strong running game and defense at the forefront of a truly incredible night.  

Ridge McClary had a fantastic night with 277 rushing yards and four touchdowns. Quarterback Mason Peery also had a great night with 117 passing yards and 128 rushing yards. 

“A big highlight was the overall team effort and execution that was displayed by everyone.” Head Coach Chris Risenhoover said. “I couldn’t have asked for anything more,  it was just a very high level of execution by our kids.” 

The defense continued to show off the teams abilities with a total of 76 tackles. Junior Bruce Engle had a total of 11 tackles with fellow junior Lakin Bass bringing in nine.

Jaxon Calhoun and Bass each had two interceptions, with Calhoun breaking a school record for interceptions at 14.  

The Panthers head to battle with a 9-2 record  Friday Nov. 22 against Heritage Hall. Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m.

To celebrate the Panthers, the Stigler-Haskell County Chamber of Commerce is requesting that we paint the town Stigler Red as the team travels through at 1:30 p.m. on their way to play in the second round of playoffs.

By Laura Hulsey

Staff Reporter

 Photo by Amanda Drewry.  Lakin Bass makes an incredible one handed catch for a touchdown.

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