COVE - The opening kickoff set the tone for the Old Oregon League football game between Prairie City and Cove on Friday, Sept. 19, and things got worse for the Panthers from that point.
Cove ran the opening kickoff back for a touchdown and then proceeded to take apart Prairie City's game plan as the Leopards rolled to a crushing 62-6 victory over the Panthers.
"They pretty much beat us everywhere possible," Prairie City coach Chris Wood said. "They ran the kickoff back for a touchdown and also took back a couple of intercepted passes for scores."
Wood said the Leopards have a good ball club and were much better than the team the Panthers played last year.
"They had some big players and they were a lot faster than we were," he said. "In this game we sort of got welcomed to this year's Old Oregon League. I think all of the league games we play are going to be tough ones and we are going to have to start playing some football or this is going to be a long season for us."
Prairie City (2-1) travels to North Powder on Friday, Sept. 26, to face No. 1-ranked Powder Valley. Kickoff is set for 2 p.m.