TRACK RUNS IN ORANGEFIELD MEET
Angel Mendoza-Perez takes the handoff from Tucker Floyd in the 800m Relay
Monday, February 22 - The Panthers finally laced up their running spikes after having their first meet of the season cancelled because of the winter storm. The boy’s took part in the Orangefield Bobcat Relays on Monday afternoon in a meet shortened to running events only. The field events were cancelled due to many of the participating school not having a chance to hold even one practice because of the storm the week before. The 8th grade finished 5th overall with the following finishes: Kendall Gordan placed 6th in the 2400m run, Mason Jay (pictured below) placed 6th in the 400m run, Caleb Hamilton placed 6th in the 200m run, and the relay teams placed in the 3rd in the 400m (Tucker Floyd, Mason Jay, Caleb Hamilton, and Trenton Marks) and 800m relay (Tucker Floyd, Caleb Hamilton, Angel Mendoza-Perez, and Trenton Marks). The 7th grade placed 7th as a team. Dayne Sunderland took fourth in the 800m run. The Panthers will travel to West Orange on Monday to take part in the Stallion Relays to be held at WO-S high school track.
WINTER WEATHER FORCES CANCELLATION OF TRACK MEET
LCJH CUB RELAYS
Thursday, February 19 – LC-M HS Track
CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER
PEEVEY RETURNS TO LC-M FAMILY
February 4 (LC-M) – A familiar face to take over as Athletic Director at LCMCISD.… During a press conference this afternoon, Superintendent Stacey Brister introduced Eric Peevey as the new Athletic Director and Head Football Coach for LC-M and the Battlin’ Bears. Peevey is no stranger to the LC-M organization or Orange County. He started his career in 2003 with the Orangefield ISD, with short stints at Crosby High School and another year at OFISD before coming to LC-M, where he served as Offensive Pass Game Coordinator, Wide Receiver and Tight End Coach and Assistant Track Coach from 2009-2012. According to LCMCISD Superintendent Stacey Brister, “I am excited Coach Eric Peevey will be returning to the LC-M Bear Family!” We believe we have found a proven leader with a vision for preparing our students for success on and off the field. I look forward to working with Coach Peevey and the LCM coaching staff as we prepare for district, regional, and state-level competition.” Eric and wife Amy have two sons, Will (8) and Greyson (6). Coach Peevey will begin at LC-M on February 15.
BASKETBALL WRAPS UP SEASON WITH THRILLER
February 1 (MMS) – The 2020-21 season came to an end for the Panthers with three great games against the visiting Bridge City Cardinals. The 8B tipped the action off with an 18-11 win over the Cardinals. It was an amazing season for the team as they finished with a 6-2 record. Mason Jay had a huge game with 8 points, 10 rebounds, and 3 steals. Dilon Cabrera had 4 points/6 rebounds, Angel Mendoz-Perez had 4 points/2 steals, Caleb Hamilton had 2 points/3 rebounds/2 steals, and Mason Floyd pulled down 11 rebounds. The 7A (0-9) played their best game of the season as they put up 31 points in a 37-31 loss to the Cards. Jake Raney led the way with 10 points, 2 rebounds, and a steal. Clay Raney finished with 6 points/2 rebounds/3 steals, Luke Levens with 6 points/3 rebounds/3 steals, Luke Scott with 6 points going 6 of 7 on free throws, and Dayne Sunderland with 3 points/3 rebounds. The 8A won a 46-44 thriller that went down to the final seconds of the game. Tucker Floyd led the Panthers (3-6) with 12 points and 11 rebounds while Nathan “Milkman” Childress had a huge night with 8 points/8 rebounds. John Goddard had 6 points/2 rebounds, Kaden Boatman had 5 points, Luke Leblanc had 5 points, Brice Johnson finished with 4 points, Dakota Pinner with 4 points, and Clayton Farwell with 2 points/10 rebounds.
TRACK ROSTER HAS BEEN POSTED
PRACTICE BEGINS TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 2
(2/2 thru 2/5 – 7th & 8th Practice during the Athletic Period)
PANTHER HOOPS TAKES ON TIGERS
January 28 (Silsbee) – The Panthers travelled to Silsbee Thursday afternoon to take on the Tigers. The 7B fell to the Tigers by a score of 18-5 Spencer Boyle had all five of the Panthers (0-7) points. The 8B improved to 5-2 on the season with a 21-16 win. Mason Jay led the Panthers with 8 points and 5 rebounds. Mason Floyd had 4 points/8 rebounds while Jaylon Broussard finished with 3 points/2 rebounds. Nevon Terry, Jonathan Ly, and Caleb Hamilton each had 2 points. The 7A (0-8) had a season high 22 points but fell to the Tigers 60-22. Jake Raney had a big night going 3 of 4 from three-point range and finishing with 12 points on the night. Luke Levens and Isaac Woods had 4 points while Bryce Busby finished with two. The 8A had a cold night shooting and fell to the Tigers 58-13. Tucker Floyd led the Panthers (2-6) with 5 points/8 rebounds. Clayton Farwell had 4 points, Luke Leblanc chipped in 4, Dakota Pinner had 1 point, and Kaden Boatman finished with a point. The Panthers will wrap up the 2020-21 season at home on Monday afternoon against the Bridge City Cardinals.
FORMER PANTHER & LC-M BEAR PEVETO WINS MEET
January 23 (Lamar) – Led by former MMS Panther & LC-M Bear Eli Peveto (pictured above) the Lamar University cross country team got off to a hot start as they captured the team title at the Houston Baptist University/University of Houston/Lamar University Tri-Meet, scoring a low of 28 points with Houston finishing in second with 41 points. Peveto won the meet with a time of 15.49.1.
BOBCATS SWEEP PANTHERS
January 21 (MMS) – The Panthers took on the visiting Orangefield Bobcats Thursday afternoon. The 7B fell 30-6 to the Bobcats. Brayden Schexnider led the Panthers (0-6) with 4 points and Spencer Boyle added two. The 8B games was a thriller that came down to the final seconds. The Bobcats edged the Panthers 16-14 to drop the boy’s to 4-2 on the season. Mason Jay had 4 points/5 rebounds, Jaylon Broussard had 4 points/4 rebounds, Nevon Terry – 2 points, Angel Mendoza-Perez – 2 points, Caleb Hamilton – 1 point/3 rebounds/2 steals, and Mason Floyd with1 point/6 rebounds/1 steal. 7A lost 47-18. Luke Levens led the Panthers (0-7) with 9 points, Jake Raney had 4 points/3 rebounds, Clay Raney – 2 points, Bryce Busby – 2 points, and Dane Sunderland with 1 point/4 rebounds. The 8A dropped a tough one to the Bobcats. MMS had a 21-15 lead late in the third period when the Bobcats went on a 19-1 run to pull out a 33-22 win. Kaden Boatman led the Panthers (2-5) with 7 points, Tucker Floyd had 5 points/4 rebounds/1 steal/1 block, John Goddard had 5 points/4 rebounds, Nathan Childress had 2 points/ 2 rebounds, Luke Leblanc finished with 2 points, and Clayton Farwell had 1 point/5 rebounds/1 block. The boy’s will head to Silsbee next Thursday to take on the Tigers and finish up the 2020-21 season against Bridge City the following Monday at MMS.
PANTHERS TAKE ON THE PIRATES
January 14 (Vidor) – The Panthers made their way down highway 12 to take on the Vidor Pirates on Thursday afternoon. The 7B (0-5) fell 24-0 in the first game. 8B continued their strong play picking up a 12-4 victory and improving to 4-1 on the season. Dilon Cabrera and Caleb Hamilton led the Panthers with 4 points each while Nevon Terry and Angel Mendoza-Perez each finished with 2 points. 7A (0-6) continued to show improvement and trailed by only five going into the half. The Pirates outscored the Panthers 28-10 in the second half in route to a 38-16 win. The Raney brothers had a solid night as Clay had 6 points and Jake finished with 5 points, 3 steals, and 2 rebounds. In the final game of the night the 8A fell 41-15. It was an off-night for the Panthers (2-4) as they went 3 of 23 from the field and had 21 turnovers. The Panthers will be back on the court next Thursday as they take on the Orangefield Bobcats.
ATHLETES MAKE HONOR BAND
January 12 (MMS) – MMS Band Director Kathy Smith was proud to have six of her band students make the 2020-21 TMEA All-Region Band. Three of those six students also happen to be Panther Athletes. Pictured above (L-R) Kendall Gordan, Tucker Floyd, and Caleb Hamilton.
ANOTHER GREAT SIX WEEKS FOR ATHLETES
January 13 (MMS) – It was another great six weeks for the MMS athletes on the court and in the classroom. Here are the names of the athletes making the Honor Roll at MMS for the third six week grading period:
ALL A’s: 7th Grade – Noah Davis, Odes Gordan, Grant Loupe, Clayton Moore, Slade Nunally, and Slaydon Pevey.
8th Grade – Jaylon Broussard, Dakota Ezernack, John Goddard, Caleb Hamilton, Jeremiah Rust, Landon Thompson, and Vicangelo Wilson.
A/B: 7th Grade – Spencer Boyle, Bryce Busby, AJ Graham, Jonathan King, Luke Levens, Derek Lopez, Ian Milam, Jake Raney, Dayton Sterling, Dayne Sunderland, Chase Thompson, and Isaac Woods.
8th Grade – Cohen Areny, Brayden Blankenship, Dilon Cabrera, Landon Craft, Clayton Farwell, Mason Floyd, Tucker Floyd, Kendall Gordan, Mason Jay, Brice Johnson, Jonathan Ly, Carson McIlwain, Angel Perez-Mendoza, and Dakota Pinner.
NEW ROOF FOR THE FIELD HOUSE
January 9 (MMS) – The field house got a make-over with a new roof being installed this week. The new roof comes after the last few hurricanes and tropical storms had taken their toll on the building.
PANTHERS TIP OFF NEW YEAR
January 7 (MMS) – The Panthers were back in action for the first time in 2021 as they took on the Little Cypress Cubs. The 7B (0-4) fell 31-4 in the opening game. Spencer Boyle and Jeffery Womack each had a bucket for the Panthers. The 8B (3-1) followed with a 10-8 win over the Cubs. Dylan Cabrera led the Panthers with 5 points, Caleb Hamilton had 3 points, and Angel Mendoza-Perez finished with two. The 7A (0-5) fell 50-20 in their match-up with the Cubs. Despite the loss Coach McIlwain saw tremendous improvement on both sides of the ball by his Panthers. The boy’s put up a season high 20 points and had a season low 10 turnovers for the game. Dayne Sunderland had a solid game with 5 points and a steal. Clay Raney had 4 points and 4 rebounds while brother Jake Raney had 2 points and 5 rebounds. Luke Scott had 4 points, Isaac Woods finished with 3 points, and Luke Levens had 2 points and 3 rebounds. The 8A game was a thriller. The Panthers (2-3) grabbed a 16-15 lead at the half and lead 25-23 going into the fourth period before a late rally by the Cubs gave LCJH a 39-35 win. Tucker Floyd led the Panthers with 10 points, 6 rebounds, and a steal. Point guard Brice Johnson had 7 points, 3 steals, and 2 rebounds. Other stats for the Panthers: Kaden Boatman (5 pts/4 rebounds/2 steals), Clayton Farwell (4 pts/3 rebounds/1 block), Dakota Pinner (4 pts/2 rebounds), John Goddard (3 pts/3 rebounds), and Cameron McIlwain (2 pts). The Panthers will head to Vidor next Thursday (1/14) to take on the Pirates.
DID YOU KNOW THE PANTHERS PLAYED FOR A STATE TITLE?
December 20 (MMS) – Did you know the Mauriceville High School Panthers – yes Mauriceville High School – played for a boy’s state basketball championship? Mauriceville was a high school for decades before the merger with Little Cypress in the early 1970’s. In 1961 Coach Kelly Duncan and the Panthers finished the season 27-4 and were the 70-B District Champions with a perfect 10-0 record in district play. Behind the play of starters Andy Dunn, Bennie Williamson, George Boatman, Owen Burton, and Paul Clemons – along with Derry Dunn and Bobby Stephens – Mauriceville would make their way through the playoffs and qualify for the UIL Class B Boys State Basketball Tournament. The Panthers downed Forestburg 51-43 in round one before falling to eventual state champion Frankston 43-54 in the semi-finals. Mauriceville would play in the consolation game and would defeat Aspermont 81-69 and finish the season 33-5 overall. The actual UIL Consolation trophy was in a glass trophy cabinet in the Round Top Gym for many years before being lost during the flooding caused by Hurricane Harvey in 2017. If you have any pictures or info about the team contact Coach Burke at firstname.lastname@example.org
December 15 (MMS) – On a cold and early morning after a big win most boy’s would feel they earned a morning off to sleep in – not our Panthers. Barely twelve hours after a huge win the boy’s were waiting for Coach Strandberg to unlock the gym and hit the lights for voluntary shoot-around. One of the teams motto’s is “Did You Improve Today” … these Panther’s are!
PANTHERS RALLY FOR BIG WIN OVER WO-S
December 14 (WO-S) – The Panthers hit the road for a cross-town match-up with the West Orange-Stark Stallions. The 7A (0-4) fell to the Stallions 24-7. Clay Raney had 3 points while brother Jake Raney and Luke Scott each finished with two. The 8A game turned out to be a thriller. The Panthers fell behind 15-5 and trailed 19-5 early in the third period. In what would be one of the biggest comebacks in years, the Panthers rallied to outscore WO-S 25-8 and grab the lead with less than a minute to play. As the clock hit double zero it would be a 30-27 win for MMS. Kaden Boatman had a huge second half scoring 11 points (9-14 from the line) and pulling down 3 rebounds and a steal. Tucker Floyd also had a big second half with 9 points (10 overall), 5 rebounds, and 2 steals. Brice Johnson had 2 steals, including the game winner, and 4 big last period points. Dakotak Pinner finished the game with 3 points and John Goddard with 2 points. The win puts the Panthers at 2-2 in district play heading into the Christmas Break. All four teams will be back in action on January 7th when they host LCJH.
COACHES READY FOR GAMEDAY
(L-R) Collin Foster, Cameron McIlwain, Adam Strandberg, Jayme Kugler, Kim Huckaby, and Aaron Burke
PANTHERS FALL TO RAIDERS
December 10 (MMS) – It was a tough night for the Panthers as they lost all four match-ups with the visiting Lumberton Raiders. The 7B (0-3) and 7A (0-3) played hard while the 8B (2-1) saw their two game win streak come to and end and 8A fell to 1-2 in district play. The coaches and players were disappointed with the result but look to use that as a motivator when they travel to West Orange-Stark on Monday afternoon.
SEVERAL ATHLETES EARN HONOR
December 9 (MMS) – The coaches are not only proud of what the boy’s accomplish in athletics but also in the classroom. On December 9th MMS held it’s National Junior Honor Society induction ceremony. The following athletes are current and new members of the NJHS: Brayden Blankenship, Dilon Cabrera, Haden Causey, Noah Davis, Dakota Ezernack, Clayton Farwell, Tucker Floyd, John Goddard, Kendall Gordan, Odes Gordan, Caleb Hamilton, Brice Johnson, Luke LeBlanc, Derek Lopez, Grant Loupe, Jonathan Ly, Ian Milam, Slaydon Pevey, Dayne Sunderland, and Isaac Woods.
ATHLETES CONTINUE TO EXCEL IN THE CLASSROOM
December 5 (MMS) – Not only do the athletes at MMS work hard to excel on the field, court, track, and weightroom – they also take care of business in the classroom. Here are the names of the athletes making the Honor Roll at MMS for the second six week grading period:
ALL A’s: 7th Grade – Noah Davis, Derek Lopez, Grant Loupe, Slade Nunally, Slaydon Pevey, Jake Raney, Dayne Sunderland, Isaac Woods.
8th Grade – Braydon Blankenship, Jaylon Broussard, Dilon Cabrera, Dakota Ezernack, John Goddard, Caleb Hamilton, Jeremiah Rust, and Vicangelo Wilson.
A/B: 7th Grade – Spencer Boyle, Bryce Busby, Odes Gordan, AJ Graham, Jonathan King, Beau Latiolais, Luke Levens, Ian Milam, Clayton Moore, Clay Raney, Luke Scott, Dayton Sterling, Chase Thompson, Jeffery Womack.
8th Grade – Cohen Areny, Landon Craft, Clayton Farwell, Mason Floyd, Tucker Floyd, Kendall Gordan, Mason Jay, Brice Johnson, Luke LeBlanc, Jonathan Ly, Carson McIlwain, Dakota Pinner, Landon Thompson, and Randy Wright.
PANTHERS 8A & 8B GET BIG WINS AT BRIDGE CITY
December 3 (Bridge City) – The Panthers were back in action after the Thanksgiving break as they travelled to Bridge City junior high to take on the Cardinals. The 7B (0-2) fell to the Cardinals 35-2. Ian Milam had the lone bucket for the Panthers. Jeffery Womack and Clayton Moore each had 3 rebounds. The 8B moved to 2-0 on the season with a 15-4 victory. Mason Floyd led the Panthers with 4 points, 5 rebounds, and a block. Other Panther standouts were Angel Mendoza-Perez with 4 points, Nevon Terry with 3 points, Caleb Hamilton with 2 points/4 steals, and Dilon Cabrera with 2 points/5 rebounds. The 7A (0-2) lost 48-8 to the Cards. For the Panthers Jake Raney had 2 points/6 rebounds, Clay Raney – 2 points/3 rebounds, Luke Levens – 2 points, and Luke Scott – 2 points. Coach Strandberg and the 8A (1-0) (pictured above) pulled off a huge win defeating the Cardinals 31-21. Kaden Boatman had a big night as he finished with 16 points. Tucker Floyd (9 points/10 rebounds) and John Goddard (2 points/11 rebounds) also played key roles in the Panthers win. Dakota Pinner and Brice Johnson finished with one bucket and 3 rebounds each. All four teams will be back on the floor next Thursday as they host the Lumberton Raiders. Members of the First Baptist Church of Mauriceville (pictured below) provided the pre-game meal for the coaches and players.
BIG THANKS TO SIGNODE FOR DONATION
Signode, located in Mauriceville, donated Gatorade to the boy’s and girl’s basketball teams.
December 2 (MMS) – Many of the Panther athletes play football, basketball, track, and baseball. Many are straight A and A/B students. Many excel in other extra-curricular activities besides athletics. One of those activities that is among the most popular at MMS is Band. Band Director Kathy Smith passed on some great news to the coaches know that the following athletes made the 2020-21 All-Region Band: Haden Causey, Dakota Ezernack, AJ Graham, Grant Loupe, Tucker Floyd, Caleb Hamilton, and Kendall Gordon.
FORMER PANTHER BURKE INKS WITH TEXAS STATE
November 17 (LC-M) – The Texas State Golf Team is going to get one of the best golfers to come through Southeast Texas. On Wednesday LCM’s Jack Burke (pictured above with golf coaches Bart Williams, Johnnie Kay Harrell, and his dad Aaron) signed to play for the Bobcats in San Marcos. Burke’s school career includes many individual distinctions including the 4A State Championship in 2019 and the Babe Didrickson Zaharias Golfer of the Year Award in 2019 & 2020. Jack’s play outside his school play is where he gained the most notoriety and the attention of college coaches. “You have to get outside the Golden Triangle and not only play, but play well in the big AJGA, LJT, and TJGT tourneys. That gets you into the big invitational only tourneys and playing in front of college coaches” Jack’s dad said. “Jack’s goal since middle school was to play Division 1 golf and he has sacrificed and worked so hard for it. Now that work has paid off big for him – I couldn’t be prouder and happier for him.” Next up for Burke, COVID permitting, is his third and final All-State Sugar Bowl Invitational in New Orleans just after Christmas. The high school season starts up in January and hopefully ends with another State title in May. (Courtesy of KOGT)
PANTHERS OPEN HOOPS SEASON WITH TIGERS
November 16 (MMS) – The Panthers 2020-21 basketball season officially began with a home game against the Silsbee Tigers. The 7B (0-1) tipped off the first of four games on the night and fell to the Tigers 31-9. AJ Graham led the Panthers with 5 points, 3 rebounds, and a block. Ian Milam had a great game with 2 points, 2 rebounds, 2 steals, and an assist while Jeffery Womack finished with 2 points. The 8B (1-0) (pictured above) came away with a big 20-14 win. Caleb Hamilton had a game high 7 points along with 3 steals and 1 rebound. Dilon Cabrera had 4 pts, 4 steals, and 2 rebounds – Nevon Terry added 5 pts, 4 rebounds, and 2 steals – and Angel Medoza-Perez finished with 4 points, 3 steals, and 3 rebounds. The 7A (0-1) fell 64-11 to a tough Tiger team. Jake Raney, Luke Levens, and Luke Scott each had 3 points for the game while Dayne Sunderland finished with two. The 8A (0-1) lost by a score of 61-17. John Goddard led the Panthers with 5 points and 2 steals. Luke LeBlanc put up 5 points – Clayton Farwell had 4 points, 5 rebounds, and a steal – Brice Johnson chipped in 2 points – and Tucker Floyd finished with 1 point, 5 rebounds, and 3 steals. The Panthers will be back in action following the Thanksgiving break with a road trip to Bridge City on Thursday, December 3.
BASKETBALL OPENER WITH ORANGEFIELD CANCELLED
November 9 – The season opener at Orangefield scheduled for Thursday, November 12 has been cancelled. Orangefield notified MMS that because they are in the high school football playoffs their junior high would not be able to play. The OJH coaches are still coaching football and junior high basketball will not start until the playoffs are over for the school. A make-up game has not been determined but would have to be played at the end of the season. The Panther will now open the season at home on Monday, November 16 against Silsbee.
FOOTBALL RECEIVES GRANT
November 6 (LC-M Administration Office) – Coach Adam Strandberg accepted a generous grant from International Paper for the MMS Football program. A check in the amount of $2,541.90 was presented to Coach Strandberg to help replace football equipment that was destroyed during Hurricanes Laura and Delta.
PANTHERS SINK THE PIRATES IN SEASON FINALE
November 5 (Deweyville) – The Panthers wrapped up a crazy 2020 season with a big 16-6 win over the Deweyville Pirates. MMS took the opening kickoff and rolled down the field ending with a Tucker Floyd touchdown and two-point conversion. The Pirates would also score on their first possession but could not convert the two-point conversion cutting the lead to 8-6. The Panthers held that 8-6 lead at the half. Floyd would add another TD/Conversion in the 4 quarter to put the Panthers up 16-6 behind great blocking by offensive lineman Clayton Farwell, Dilon Cabrera, Carson McIlwain, Jaylon Broussard, and Ethan Childress. The defense played a tremendous game keeping the Pirates run attack scoreless for the final three quarters. Kaden Boatman had a huge game with several key tackles while Mason Floyd and Clayton Farwell each had a sack and a fumble recovery. The win put the Panthers at 2-2 overall and 1-1 in district play for a season that saw two hurricanes, a major train derailment, and COVID19 play havoc with their season schedule. Below the team gathered for a picture at the pre-game meal provided by the 8th grade parents and served by Amy McIlwain and Amberly Craft.
TRAIN DERAILMENT CAUSES GAME CANCELLATION
October 29 (MMS) – A major train derailment Thursday morning a few hundred yards from MMS forced the evacuation of both the middle school and elementary campuses. With the evacuation the Panthers were also forced to cancel their scheduled game with the St. Anne Wilcats. No make up game will be played.
ORANGE NAZ CHURCH PROVIDES TEAM DINNER
October 22 (MMS) – The Panthers district game with the Sabine Pass Sharks was cancelled when the Sharks notified Coach Strandberg that they would be unable to play the game. The team still put in a hard week of practice and on gameday the Orange Naz Church provided a team dinner to promote “team week” at MMS. Pastor Brad McKenzie shared a motivational message and then Theresa Henry and the Boyle family treated the team and coaches with an amazing dinner.
COACHES TAKE THE ALS “ICE BUCKET” CHALLENGE
October 19 – The coaching staff did their part in accepting the ALS “Ice Bucket” challenge and the football team was happy to supply the ice water. From (L-R) are coaches Collin Foster, Cameron McIlwain, Adam Strandberg, and Aaron Burke. The coaches sent out challenges of their own to help support the fight against ALS.
PANTHERS FALL IN DISTRICT OPENER
October 15 (Burkeville) – The Panthers came in looking to give Burkeville another good game having played them just two weeks earlier. The district opener for both teams saw the Mustangs jump out to an early 16-0 lead before a Tucker Floyd touchdown cut the lead to 16-6 at the half. Both teams would add second half touchdowns to make it a final of 24-14 in favor of Burkeville. The Panthers score came on an Angel Mendoza-Perez touchdown and two-point conversion late in the game that cut the Mustang lead to ten. MMS (1-2, 0-1) will have a bye next week before hosting the St. Anne Wildcats at Battlin’ Bear Stadium on Thursday, November 29.
PANTHERS GET BIG WIN ON THE ROAD
October 6 (Bridge City) – For the second week in a row the Panthers schedule was changed up at the last minute. MMS was schedule to play Evadale in a district game but the Rebels were unable to play due to COVID-19. Coach Strandberg came through and was able to pick up a game with the Bridge City Cardinals B team. The boy’s practiced hard all week and were ready to play no matter who the opponent was. The Panthers controlled the game start to finish on both sides of the ball and would come away with a 24-0 win over the Cardinals. Tucker Floyd, Angel Mendoza-Perez, and Brice Johnson each scored a touchdown, Trenton Marks had a big interception, and Mason Floyd, Dilon Cabrera, Carson McIlwain, Nathan Childress, and Dakota Pinner anchored a stingy Panther defense. Clay Raney, Luke Scott, Jake Raney, Clay Moore, Bryce Busby, Blue Jourdain and the second team saw most of the second half action and gained some great experience. The Panthers will be back on the road next week (10/15) as they travel to Burkeville for their district opener.
ATHLETES MAKE HONOR ROLL
October 2 (MMS) – Many of the Panther Athletes have been putting in hours of practice on the football field and some working out for the uo-coming basketball season. These athletes have also been hitting the books. Here are the names of the athletes making the Honor Roll at MMS for the second six week grading period:
ALL A’s: 7th Grade – Spencer Boyle, Noah Davis, Odes Gordon, Beau Latiolais, Luke Levens, Grant Loupe, Clayton Moore, Slade Nunnally, Slaydon Pevey, Dayton Sterling, Dayne Sunderland, and Isaac Woods.
8th Grade – Brayden Blankenship, Dilon Cabrera, Dakota Ezernack, Tucker Floyd, Caleb Hamilton, Jeremiqh Rust, and Vicangelo Wilson.
A/B: 7th Grade – Hagen Avila, Bradley Bates, Bryce Busby, AJ Graham, Blue Jourdain, Derek Lopez, Ian Milam, Clay Raney, Jake Raney, Brayden Schexnider, Luke Scott, and Jeffery Womack.
8th Grade – Kaden Boatman, Jaylon Broussard, Haden Causey, Justus Fallon, Clayton Farwell, Mason Floyd, John Goddard, Kendall Gordon, Mason Jay, Brice Johnson, Luke LeBlanc, Carson McIlwain, Angel Perez-Mendoza, Dakota Pinner, and Randy Wright
PANTHERS TRY TO WRANGLE MUSTANGS IN OPENER
October 1 (Battlin’ Bear Stadium) – The Panthers opened the season with the Burkeville Mustangs for a non-district game even though the two teams are in the same district. The game a fun one to watch as the two teams battled back and forth and kept the scorekeeper busy all night. It was tight in the first half as the Mustangs held a slim 14-8 going into the break. Tucker Floyd scored on a quarterback keep in the first half and added another in the third quarter that cut the Burkeville lead to 22-16. The 4th quarter began with a Mustang touchdown that made it a 28-16 only to see the Panthers answer right back on a 48 yard Tucker Floyd to Mason Jay touchdown bomb that made it 28-24. The Panthers would have one last shot late but a fumble was recovered and returned for a touchdown by Burkeville to make it 34-24. That would be the final score of one of the most exciting games in the last few years for the Panthers. MMS (0-1, 0-0) is set to open district play against the Evadale Rebels next Thursday at home. Below the team gathered for a pic during lunch provided by the MMS PTO.
SEASON BEGINS WITH DEWEYVILLE SCRIMMAGE
September 24 (Battlin’ Bear Stadium) – The Panthers finally suited up for action after the season was put on hold due to Hurricane Laura. MMS faced off against the Deweyville Pirates who the Panthers will play later in the season in district play. The Pirates gave Coach Strandberg and his coaching staff a good idea of just where the Panthers stood after a little over a week of practice. Next up will be the season opener against Burkeville in a non-district match-up next Thursday (Oct. 1) at Battlin’ Bear Stadium. The Panthers are in a new district this season with Deweyville, Burkeville, Sabine Pass, and Evadale.
IMPACT OF HURRICANE LAURA FORCES FURTHER CANCELLATIONS
September 4 (LC-M) – The return date for student is now Monday, September 14. All classes and athletic events are cancelled for the week.
August 26 (LC-M) – With the impact of Hurricane Laura all LC-M campuses will now remain closed and all athletic events are cancelled through Friday, September 4. Again, updates and information will be posted as they become available.
STORMS MARCO AND LAURA PUT PANTHERS ON HOLD
August 24 (LC-M) – After meeting with Orange County Emergency Management, Orange County Superintendents, The LC-M Admin Team announced (in an abundance of caution), along with all Orange County schools to close Monday, August 24 through Friday, August 28. All LC-M athletic events are cancelled during this time. Plans are to return on Monday, August 31. Updates and information will be posted as they become available.
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