Panthers Final Game Cancelled
By N3 Sports Team
Hesperia’s final football game of the season scheduled for this Friday will not be played due to a lack of available players on the Shelby squad.
The forfeit to the Panthers will make it 22 consecutive losses for the Tigers, a team that as recently as 2013 advanced to the state semi-final game.
The win gives Hesperia a 5-4 record for 2016 pending...
...the possibility of a playoff game depending on how many schools get the automatic bids from securing 6 wins on the season.
It was also to be Parents Night so after conversations with the Shelby Athletic Director Hesperia AD Joe Conkle was able to move the Junior Varsity game to Hesperia this Thursday when the event honoring the parents of Varsity players will take place.
Head Coach Doug Bolles posted on social media, “Very disappointed for my seniors and this group as a whole that we couldn't finish the season on the field.”
“It does give us a win, albeit not the way we wanted it. We finish the 2016 campaign at 5-4 and now wait and pray that we possibly slide in to the playoff picture.”