Lanett ends regular season with shutout win

Published 11:57 pm Friday, October 26, 2018

BILLINGSLEY — 1A No. 1-ranked Lanett’s ground attack carried the Panthers to victory against Billingsley on Friday night in a 42-0 shutout.

The marked Lanett’s third consecutive shut out to end the 2018 regular season.

“I’m very proud of our run game,” Lanett assistant coach E.J. Webb said.

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The Panthers combined for 310 yards on the ground and punched in the ball for three scores.

The leading rusher was senior quarterback Kristian Story, who managed to carve up the Bears’ defense for 105 yards rushing.

Through the air, Story had himself a day as well, throwing for 205 yards and three touchdowns. He only missed his receiver twice, one of them being an interception.

On the other side of the ball, salient senior safety Trikweze Bridges had another pick, which means he’s only two away from tying the state record.

Bridges has played a large part in the Panthers’ third straight shutout. The Oregon-commit and team’s No. 1 receiving had a touchdown on the offensive side of the ball as well.

Lanett has already set their eyes on playing the championship game in Jordan-Hare Stadium.

“The only team that can beat Lanett is Lanett and we didn’t do that tonight,” Webb said.

The Panthers finished the regular season with an undefeated record of 6-0 in region play. Lanett has only lost one game in the last two seasons combined up to this point, which was a six-point loss to 5A Valley at the beginning of this season.

Lanett will open up the playoffs as the top seed at home in a couple of weeks.

Next week, the Panthers are enjoying an open week.