Hackleburg loses season opener 36-8 to Phil Campbell

Hackleburg’s Carson Swinney (#6) fights to gain a few more yards as Phil Campbell’s defense closes in during a run in the first quarter. Swinney rushed nine times for 30 yards.

By Luke Brantley
Staff writer
HACKLEBURG — The Hackleburg Panthers lost their first game of the season to the Phil Campbell Bobcats 36-8 at home on Friday night, Aug. 19.
The Panthers took an early lead but couldn’t hold off the Bobcats, despite numerous unsportsmanlike conduct penalties on the visiting team throughout the game.
The Panthers were the first to score with 2:52 left in the first quarter. Daniel Cooper kept the ball and ran for 15 yards to score. A successful pass from quarterback Blaise Vickery to Cooper put the Panthers ahead 8-0 at the end of the first quarter.

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