High School Football Wrap-up

Woodland Park Panthers suffer fifth consecutive pigskin loss

The Woodland Park High School Panthers football team fell to a 3-6 overall record, with a 45-27 defeat against the Canon City Tigers last Friday evening.

The Panthers couldn’t stop the running antics of Kaden Porter, who rushed for 71 yards and scored four touchdowns. Canon City, though, proved to be a tough opponent and is enjoying an apparent hot steak. With their win against Woodland, the Tigers have prevailed in their last three pigskin games. Unfortunately, Woodland Park has now recorded a 0-4 record for league games. They suffered their fifth consecutive loss after winning three consecutive games early in the season, including a showdown against regional rival Manitou Springs.

The Panthers will conclude their season on Nov. 6 with a home game against Mitchell. This is considered a league game and will provide the last opportunity for the Panthers to rebound from their apparent slump.

And meanwhile, the Manitou Springs Mustangs continued their winning ways by walloping St. Mary’s by a 53-0 rout last Friday. This marked Manitou’s third win out of their last four games. They dominated the game from the get-go.

Even though Manitou got off to a brutal 0-5 start during the season, they finished 3-2 in the 2A Tri-Peaks Conference and snagged a playoff spot.