Cubs end season winless after 42-0 loss against Panthers

Friday night the Cubs geared up for one more showdown before hanging up their pads for the season. The Seymour Panthers took the Cubs by storm in a 42-0 shutout. The W brought the Panthers record to 8-1 but lowered the Cubs to 0-10. 

Olney kicked off to Seymour to start the game. In the first quarter, the Panthers scored 14 points against the Cubs making the score 14-0. The Cubs had only three first downs during the contest and 20 rushing yards. For the Panthers it was a different story; they had 17 FDs and 240 rushing yards. 

During the second quarter, the Panthers racked up an additional 21 points before the half. Olney has had minor improvements in receiving the ball with eight attempts and four completions where in previous games there were little to no completions. For the Panthers, they had nine attempts with five completions in this game. Despite Seymour having six penalties with a loss of 46 yards, Olney still struggled to find the scoreboard. Olney had four penalties with a loss of 25 yards.

The Cubs managed to hold the Panthers back in the third quarter with no points gained on either side. Both teams held an almost equal amount of possession time of the ball: Cubs- -4:24 and Panthers- -4:45. Despite the score of 35-0, the Cubs persevered throughout the rest of game. Rushing Leaders for the Cubs were: Parker Mayers; 12 yard, Jr Acuna; eight yards, Javier Marinez; five yards. For the Panthers, rushing leaders were: Cade Holden; 77 yards, Nick Slaggle; 74 yards, David Watson; 24 yards, Devon Hall; 23 yards, Gegg Nava; 22 yards.

During the fourth quarter, Seymour scored an additional touchdown with a successful extra point field goal to make the final score 42-0.  Olney’s passing leader was Mayers with four completions, 53 yards and one interception. Punting leaders for the Cubs were: Cesar Flores; 3 punts with an average of 40 yards and Oscar Flores; 2 punts with an average of 29 yards. Kickoff return leaders were: Andrew Tellez; 36 yards, Antonio Tellez; 16 yards and Jr Acuna; 13 yards. 

Regardless of having a winless season, the Cubs walked off the field knowing they played their best with their heads held high. Good job Cubs and good luck next season!

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