Panthers go for two
in a row

By Rory Sharrock


It was a night of firsts for the Forest Park Panthers (1-0, 0-0) during last week's opener at Tara Stadium.

Head coach Rod Perrymond picked up his inaugural win in leading the team to a 24-17 upset over Mundy's Mill.

As a result of its triumph, Forest Park earned its first week one victory since 2005 when current athletic director Steve Cole was on the sidelines.

Now, the Panthers are looking to secure their first two-game winning streak since beating Stockbridge and Morrow to start the 2001 campaign when they travel southbound to face Westside-Macon (1-0, 0-0) tonight.

Forest Park will have its claws full in its contest versus the Seminoles, who welcome the Panthers in their home debut.

Last week, Westside-Macon had its way with Central-Macon, beating the Chargers in a 51-0 laugher.

Tonight's match will be Westside-Macon's second game versus a Clayton County school in its past three outings.

The Seminoles visited Twelve Oaks Stadium in last year's regular season finale and were defeated by Lovejoy 41-16, which eliminated them from playoff contention.

Forest Park quarterback Reginald Lewis hopes to have a repeat performance from his game with Mundy's Mill when he went 11-of-25 for 161 yards and two touchdowns.

This game marks the first ever meeting between both schools.

Staff Prediction: Westside-Macon 35, Forest Park 16