The pair have always had a special place in their heart for breast cancer patients providing gift baskets for women who were undergoing treatment. Last year breast cancer hit home as Avery's mother Nicole was diagnosed with the disease and underwent successful treatment.
The fifth consecutive win is a record for the 20 year old Panther Co-op and also puts the Panthers on the map for a possible playoff birth at the end of the season.
"People are just in a hurry, if everyone could be just a little more patient you can avoid putting yourself in a situation where you might have an accident trying to pass someone," Smith told the students.
The Panthers scored 35 points to easily outdistance a second-place Stockton with 59 and 3rd place Princeton with 73.
The EP Panther JFL teams completed their seasons on Saturday as they played Newman at home. The 5/6 graders won 22-6 with the 7/8 graders falling 14-6.
The defense played an outstanding game holding the Rams scoreless until the final minute of the game.
Senior Dylan Chandler finished fifth overall in 21:56 and Jillian Norman took 10th in 22:47 both receiving all-conference honors.
The students got to see a working blacksmith, a sawmill demonstration, learned how a loom works, a thresher, a chopper, a sheller and a sorghum press that makes syrup.
The Panthers had two medalists, both 7th graders, with Sarah Link placing 11th in 13:31 and Nathan Punk finishing 27th in 13:02 over the 2 mile course.
Panther Seniors Malory Eggers and Sabrina Soleta were honored on Wednesday.