Panthers put forth valiant effort in first home game

The West Yellowstone Wolverines traveled to the Ruby Valley on Sept. 30 to face Sheridan in the Panthers’ first home game of the season.

The Wolverines scored on the game’s opening drive, then forced a fumble, recovered it and scored again in the first few minutes of play. Shaken by a tough opponent, the Panthers struggled to rally offensively for the first quarter, but as the clock wound down, Sheridan intercepted the ball.

Though they were unable to capitalize on the interception, the Panthers played on undeterred. Sheridan entered the locker room at half time without points on the board, but rallied for the second half of the game.

“We had a much better second half showing,” said assistant head coach Mike Wetherbee. “Our kids played much better – we were tougher on defense and executed better on offense.”

That execution led Sheridan to score. Jack Gilman passed the ball to Josh Sanders for a touchdown, and Gilman was able to run the ball in, making good on the two point conversion.

Next week, the Panthers welcome Noxon to Sheridan for a Friday afternoon game starting at 2 p.m.

“They are zero for five and we are too,” Wetherbee said. “We’re looking to put a W in the books.”

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