Hurricanes Get Blown Away

Kathryn Bland, Editor

The Cabot Panther’s first conference game was Friday, September 23rd against Jonesboro’s Hurricanes. Cabot ended up winning with a final score of 37-6, a complete turnaround from their game against the Ruston Bearcats that left them with their first loss of the season at 14-17. The Panthers wanted to prove themselves and solidify their standing in the 7a division.


During the first quarter, the Panthers drew first blood with Gunner Poe running in a touchdown. Kade Martin then kicked his signature extra point, with the final score of the first quarter being 7-0. The second quarter saw more action and aggression from the Panthers, with Keegan Vest and Evion Jimmerson scoring touchdowns, followed by a good Martin point. The Panthers headed to the locker room at halftime with a 21-point lead on the Hurricanes.


The Spirit of Cabot Band performed at halftime, unveiling their new show “Bubbly” to fans for the first time this year. This past week Cabot Band placed 5th overall at Bands of America, a national marching band competition, the Cabot Band is the first band in Arkansas to move on to the finals of BOA. The band will also be hosting their annual Invitational Marching Contest on Saturday, September 24th, 2022. 


Fans were absolutely invigorated by the beginning of the third quarter, with a 21-point lead and great performances hyping them up. Panthers upped the score to 23 with a safety. Soon after, Garrett Leidy made an explosive play running the ball into the 5th-yard line where he was just barely unable to outrun his opponent. This play opened the Panthers up the opportunity to easily score a touchdown, which they took advantage of and did with Abe Owen running in his first and only touchdown of the night. Owen’s touchdown was followed by yet another good kick by Martin, making the score 30-0. The Hurricanes were able to score one touchdown with 5:37 left on the clock for the third quarter, the extra point was no good. Going into the 4th quarter the Panthers had a 24-point lead.


The fourth quarter flew by, with the Hurricanes trying to redeem themselves but being unable to succeed. The Panthers were able to make yet another touchdown, with Owen Horn running it in, Martin did not disappoint and once again delivered with a good extra point.


The Cabot Panthers’ next game will be at Little Rock Southwest on September 29th, 2022.