Panthers drop season-opener

Hackleburg’s Caden Jones (2) throws a pass to an open Daniel Cooper (1) on a screen pass.

HACKLEBURG - Hackleburg suffered a 44-16 loss to Class 2A Winston County on Friday, Aug. 23, at Ray Stadium in Hackleburg.
The Panthers trailed 14-8 at halftime before the Yellow Jackets outscored Hackleburg 30-8 in the second half.
The Yellow Jackets struck first with William Owens scoring from four yards out. A failed 2-point try gave Winston County a 6-0 advantage with 4:57 left in the first quarter.
The Panthers responded on the ensuing possession with quarterback Caden Jones finding wide receiver Josh Copper for an 11-yard scoring strike. Jones rushed in the 2-point conversion to take an 8-6 lead with 1:37 left in the first quarter.


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