Sports from the week of September 27, 2000 Headlight Herald - Serving Tracy, Minnesota, since 1880
Team effort swamps Jags
Homecoming win is 50-6 romp for T/M/B
The Tracy/Milroy/Balaton football team rolled to an impressive 50-6 homecoming win over Renville County West Friday night. The Panthers are now 4-0 (1-0 in the 212 Conference) for the season.
The Panther ground game, aided by the dissection of the Jaguar over-shifted defense, by audibling Senior Quarterback Derek Rignell and some hard running by the T/M/B backs, penetrated the Jaguar end zone for 2 first period touchdowns and another in the early minutes of the second period.
"Most high school linemen cheat a little bit in the way they line up," said Panther Coach Gale Otto. "If they think they can out-muscle their opponent they will line up straight on but if they need to they will cheat a little bit outside or inside depending on where they think the play will go. It helps to have a senior quarterback who can recognize that and take advantage."
Unbeaten string continues
Spikers win battle of state-ranked teams
The Panther volleyball team remained unbeaten with a 3-2 win over Renville County West Tuesday night at Tracy. In the battle of state ranked teams the game scores were 15-8, 10-15, 15-9, 9-15 and 15-11. The Panthers are now 11-0 for the season and 5-0 in the conference.
"They (the Jaguars) are a good team," said Panther Coach Katie Gervais. "They attack well, they serve well and they play good defense."
"It was a battle between the No. 2 and No. 3 ranked teams in the state and I thought it lived up to the expectations," said Renville County West Coach Richard Schrupp. The Panthers are a good team and we hope to meet them again sometime down the road."
B-Squad football team wins third game of year
The Tracy/Milroy/Balaton B-squad football team banged its way to a 3-1-1 record as the Panthers outlasted the Wabasso Rabbits in Wabasso on Monday afternoon by the score of 16-8.
The win improved the Panthers record, which has seen wins over Pipestone-Jasper, 8-7 and Slayton (MCC), 16-0; a tie coming from the season opener with Renville County West, 8-8 (the game was canceled at half-time due to bad weather and lightening in the area), and the only loss to Redwood Valley, 0-22.