While a 38-0 shutout loss to visiting Fall River last Friday night wasn’t the result the Maxwell Panthers had hoped for, they find themselves in good company, since the Bulldogs have done the same to all of their opponents thus far this season, by not allowing a single point.
Despite the score, there were bright spots according to head coach Lane Davis, who singled out Ignacio Velasquez for his continued high-quality play, and Berto Lara, who intercepted a pass that was one of the three turnovers forced by the Panthers.
On the offensive side of the ball, Davis credited freshman Noel Velazquez for stepping into the quarterback position against a tough Fall River defense in the second quarter, after starter Dillon Dry went down with an injury and did not return.
Maxwell (1-4, 0-2) looks to earn its first Cascade Valley League victory tonight (schedule change) when it makes the trek north to Weed to take on the winless Cougars. ■