Prairie City stomps Adrian

The Prairie City Panthers pushed for another touchdown with just minutes remaining in the first half. The final score of the Oct. 17 Homecoming game was Prairie City Panthers 62, Adrian Antelopes 6. The Eagle/HEATHER SHEEDY

Prairie City def. Adrian 62-6

PRAIRIE CITY - After a slow-moving first quarter, the Prairie City High School football team got its offense revved up and hammered Adrian 62-6 in Old Oregon League football action at the Panthers' Homecoming game on Friday, Oct. 17.

The victory was the third straight league win for the Panthers, lifting their season record to 3-2 in the OOL league and 5-2 overall and earning Prairie City a third-place finish in the league and a return trip to the state Class 1A playoffs.

"Both our offense and defense came around and did real well," Prairie City coach Chris Wood said. "Just about everybody scored, and our defense got a touchdown which is a first for us in awhile."

Wood said the game started out slowly and the score was just 6-0 after the first quarter of play.

"Everybody was just banging heads out there before our offensive line figured out how to block them," Wood said. "After that, our offense took off. Our backs ran hard again like they've done for the past three weeks; our line blocked excellent and when we had the ball, we marched up and down the field."

With the third-place finish, Prairie City will travel to Huntington on Friday, Oct. 24, to meet Harper/Huntington in the first round of the state playoffs.

Kickoff is set for 1 p.m.

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