The Russellville team captains and Coach John Myers meet an opposing team at midfield early in the season.
The Russellville team captains and Coach John Myers meet an opposing team at midfield early in the season.
The Panthers lost the first game of the 2017 season to a tough Glasgow team, but found success for most of the remaining schedule.

The only other losses this year were to Logan County, Crittenden County, Franklin-Simpson, and Cambellsville. Four out of the five teams who beat the Panthers are currently playing deep into the State tournament.

The Panthers finished with seven wins and the four losses. They won the opening playoff game against Fort Knox, 41-8. Campbellsville ended the season with a 50-26 victory last week.

The Panthers were once again strong on the ground in 2017. The team rushed for 2,065 yards this season. Jacolbie Mason led the team with 546 yards. Javaren Robey ran for 526. Edward Barber had 417 yards and a team-high eight touchdowns. Robey scored seven times on the ground.

Jacob Naylor threw 122 passes this season for 845 yards. He completed 11 of those for scores.

Devin Quarles was the top receiver for Naylor with 255 yards. Rooster Woodard recorded 174 yards, while Edward Barber caught eight passes for 151 yards. Each Woodard, Quarles, Barber, plus Kobe Kerr caught two touchdowns.

Jocolbie Mason caught two interceptions this year for 132 yards and two touchdowns. Xavier Evans and Teon Morris also scored on interceptions.

Edward Barber led the defense with 91 tackles. Javaren Robey had 84, while Zavius Coleman recorded 78 tackles on the year.

The Panthers will lose nine seniors this year.