BOWLING GREEN, Mo. | The Palmyra Panthers came away with a hard-fought 13-0 win over Bowling Green on the road Friday.
Fans barely had time to get situated on a very early season senior night in the home-opener game of the Paris 2020 football campaign.
With the backdrop of uncertainty over COVID-19 and the impact the pandemic continues to have on schools, Paris administrators elected to recognize seniors Friday night, a celebration that typically takes place during the last home of a season.
But quickly went bad for the Coyotes, who had defeated Lewis & Clark Conference rival Harrisburg in the opening game of the season over four straight years, from 2016-2019.
But the visiting Bulldogs, who shocked Paris with a 30-23 in the opening round of 2019 District play, reversed the opening game fortunes on Friday, racing past the Coyotes, 36-0.
MOKANE, Mo. | The gunslinger era officially arrived on Friday night for the Monroe City Panthers.
In a football game that resembled a heavy-weight boxing match, the Panthers went toe-to-toe, trading punches and counterpunches with the host South Callaway Bulldogs, winning a double overtime contest, 34-32.
O'FALLON, Mo. | Behind bold play calling, the Palmyra Panthers soundly defeated the Christian Eagles 38-0 in the season opener of the prep football season at Christian High School in O'Fallon.
MONROE CITY, Mo. | Monroe City finished the 2019 regular season with a win over rival Palmyra, but lost to them two weeks later in the second round of the Class 2 State Tournament.