Lenoir City Panthers Take The Dub Against Carter Green Hornets


SaraJane Weber, Staff Writer

Friday, January 6th, the Lenoir City Panthers played a game to remember against the Carter Green Hornets. From the fast beginning to the confusing end, all Panthers alike were beyond excited during this game, especially varsity starter Drew Henry (11).

“With Carter bringing so much energy to the game, it made me nervous, but also excited,” Henry said.

With both teams keeping the score close the whole game, the most memorable moment was the end. With an extra rowdy student section and all parents on the edge of their seats, everyone watched disagreements go down between coaches and refs, resulting in an added half-second to the game, allowing our player, Kobe Franklin (12), to shoot a free throw. 

“I like the feeling of the team counting on you and I just think about how I’ve practiced for this so it’s no different from shooting a shot at practice,” Franklin said.

As Kobe missed the foul shot, Carter picked up the ball and tried to throw it full court, with 0.1 second left. As the clock ran out and the score remained at 54-53, the Panthers took the win. 

“I love [close games] like that, where you’re always having a battle and going back and forth. I think we played really hard. We are starting to play some of the best basketball anyone in LC has seen in a while,” Franklin said.

As the Panther season continues, come and join the hype watching our boys and girls play every Friday night at home until February tenth.