Prairie City huddle

Prairie City/Burnt River football players huddle during their first-round playoff matchup with Triangle Lake in Blachly on Saturday, Nov. 5, 2022. The Panthers fell 52-26 after falling behind early.

BLACHLY — The Prairie City/Burnt River football team’s strong season came to an end on Saturday, Nov. 5, in Blachly with a 52-26 loss in the opening round of the state playoffs at the hands of undefeated Triangle Lake.

Despite the disappointing loss, the team has a lot to be proud of. After being viewed as a football doormat for years, the Panthers punched their second consecutive ticket to the state football playoffs in 2022.



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