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Panthers kick off football season September 1

by Lisa Schauer

The Hancock High School Panthers varsity football team will kickoff their 2023-24 football season in Weirton, W.Va. on Friday, September 1 at 7 p.m. when they face off against the Blue Dons of Madonna High School.

In preparation for the season opener next week, the Panthers will play in a scrimmage on Smithburg High School’s new turf field this week.

“Very proud of you guys, and how far we have come so far. We still have a lot of work to do,” said head coach Ron Hare in a post on social media after a lawn chair practice that included an ice cream social afterwards for the players and parents.

The Panthers’ first home football game will be on Friday, September 8 at 7 p.m. when they host the Hornets from Halifax High School in Halifax, Pa.

The 2023-2024 Hancock Panthers varsity football team.