The performances featured songs, poems, guest speakers, recorded tributes, and a salute to the four military branches. Both the Prophetstown and Tampico American Legion Posts presented the colors along with local scout troops.
The Panthers dominated the first half building a 21-7 lead and were on the verge of adding another score when a turnover and a fluke play on a punt evened the contest at half.
Panther Coach Jesse Abbott said his team will have to eliminate turnovers and just play their style of ball, which has earned them eight straight wins.
In the video, Coach Jesse Abbott talked about the team's effort and their ability to bounce back each time Clifton scored. Running back Mason Misfeldt also describes a touchdown which involved a catch, a fumble, a scoop, and a score.
Abbott describes the Comets as a balanced offense using both a solid running attack along with a passing game led by junior quarterback Luke Shoven.
The event was huge success with donations pouring in from businesses and individuals to be added to the funds raised by the kids. Last Friday the fifth grade class gathered in the school's music room to present Miller with a check from the event....and what a check it was.
The Comets are no stranger to the IHSA football playoffs having qualified 18 times since 1998 under current head coach Brian Spooner. In their last playoff appearance Central lost to Rockridge in a first round game in 2018.
The Prophetstown Fire Protection District hosted Prophetstown Elementary students recently at the Prophetstown Station to review fire safety tips, demonstrate equipment, tour the facility, and try on firefighting equipment.
The 6-2 Panthers look to improve their playoff seeding coming off a significant victory last week against Monmouth-Roseville.
EP trailed 7-6 at half but came out with a quick strike on an electrifying touchdown run by quarterback Kolby Franks on the second play of the second half to put the Panthers up for good.