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2014 LSG Team Preview — Palestine Westwood Panthers

Team: Palestine Westwood Panthers (11-3A DI)

School Colors: Orange, White

Stadium: Westwood Panther Stadium (Capacity: 3,500)

Hudl: Go Panthers!!

Enrollment: 424 -- Largest in the district out of 6 schools

2014 Schedule:
vs Huntington
vs Gilmer Harmony
at Buffalo
at Maypearl
vs Anderson-Shiro
at Malakoff *
at Teague *
vs Eustace *
at Elkhart *
vs Kemp *

Coach: Kevin Hayes (1st year) 0-0; 0-0 all-time coaching record

Returning Lettermen: 9

Returning Starters: Offense: 4 Defense: 4

Key Players:
* RB Ryan Cernoch
* RB Keagan Baker
* LB Hoss Jones

Notes:
* 7-33 over last 4 seasons

  • Mike Says: The Panthers are in need of rebuilding. Coach Hayes will be coming in after being the offensive coordinator at a very successful Athens team. The Panthers will struggle until he gets things turned around. Look for them to win 1 or 2 regular season games this year.
  • Chris Says: Coach Kevin Hayes takes over a team that hasn't had a lot of going for it recently.  We are talking only 2 winning seasons in the last 15 years.  Other than a new head coach the Panthers don't play a super tough schedule.  They do bring back 1/3 of their starters.  I really think it all comes down to Coach Hayes.  Will he convince these athletes that they are just as worthy of a W as their opponent?  Will he bring an expectation of success that they live up to?  I don't know.  Nobody involved has a great history of anything - but maybe, just maybe it all starts here.  No playoffs this year, but 3 or 4 wins would be considered a big success.

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