Some Panther Creek facts:
Panther Creek started two a days with 14 players with six returning varsity players. One player couldn't complete two a days due to a torn ACL on his knee (returning varsity player). One player quit and transferred due to conflicts with the coach (returning varsity player). One player was a transfer and had put in a waiver for parental residence. At the first scrimmage, one player was hurt. At the beginning of the second scrimmage the coach was stating that he wanted to play the first two games as JV as the players were not ready to play and they had injuries. In addition, he was considering playing the whole season JV because 1.) the players were not ready. 2.) If they played varsity, the transfers couldn't play. (two more were expected.) 3.) they already had injuries. 4.) the freshmen were notorious for failing. And since the coaches didn't know what the future would hold it was better to play JV. On the first day of school, two transfers came in. One was to move into the district soon. And the other would be ineligible for a year due to his transfer. The coach made arrangements to play Blanket and Santa Anna's JV teams. The Blanket JV game was cancelled due to the fact they had a student transfer and no longer had a JV team. Santa Anna game was cancelled because they found a varsity team to play. At the time the games were rescheduled to JV, Panther Creek had 10 eligible players with two injuries which left 8 players two of which were returning varsity players, one senior that had previously played football, one sophomore who had never played football and the rest were freshmen players. Three of the freshmen were pretty good size. Prior to the first game, two freshmen quit. Panther Creek played Veribest. All three transfers played in the Veribest game. After the Veribest game at practice on Monday, the coach told the players that they were not football players. During this practice, hard hitting was the focus of the game. One freshman ended up with a hurt hand. One of the injured players was cleared for play. However, the coach wasn't going to put him into play until the Rising Star game. Later that week, the cleared injured player slightly re-injured himself. Two additional players went to see the trainer due to injuries. With injuries, those who quit and transfers playing that left 8 players--2 transfers, 6 eligible players. Rochelle game was cancelled due to injuries. Prior to the Rising Star game, another player quit. Now there are 4 players who have quit. Rising Star game was played. At least one was injured during the Rising Star game. It was after this game that we found out that all of the games up to district had been forfeited but would be played. Cherokee game was played. The injured player from Rising Star game played in Cherokee game. He was hurt in the Cherokee game along with another player. During this week between the Cherokee game and the Mullin game, two more players quit. One quit because he had played two games injured and wanted to focus on basketball and golf. Three players failed. So for the Mullin game that left only 10 players. Three of which failed. One hurt and out for the season. One hurt for this game. One transfer. Which leaves only 4 eligible players to play Mullin. Mullin game cancelled.
Panther Creek started two a days with 14 players gained two on the first day of school for a total of 16 players. Of these 16 players, one is hurt and out for the season and three are transfers. This leaves 12 players. Of these 12 players, 6 have quit. And at this time, one is out for failing and one is out due to injury leaving only 4 eligible football players. Two of the three transfers have failed. Leaving only one transfer to play. Which makes for a team of 5 until the injured player can return and bring the number back up to 6.