“We have had a good week of practice so far and plan to defend our home field on Friday night,” Knoxville Panther Head Football Coach Eric Kellar said. “Our kids are confident and have a great mindset going into our Homecoming game.”
This Friday, Oct. 11, is indeed Homecoming for Knoxville. The Panthers will host South Tama at Ken Locke Stadium, with kickoff set for 7:30 p.m.
After going undefeated in non-district play, the Panthers have lost two in a row against district powerhouses Pella and Grinnell. South Tama has not won yet this season. The team’s defense has given up at least 49 points every game thus far.
The Panthers won the matchup last season, 47-12. South Tama averages 10 points per game this season. Defensively, the Panthers have 16 sacks to their opponents’ zero. Keegan Cox, still tied for second in Class 3A in interceptions, helps put the Panthers atop the district in that category.
The football game is one piece of the exciting homecoming week at Knoxville. Panther alumni are invited to join Kellar and his team for the Panther Walk.
“We should have a decent number of alumni who will brave the cold and walk with us on the Panther Walk,” Kellar added.