Whitmer Just Keeps Winning


That would be the best word to describe what the Whitmer Panthers have been this season.

Through twelve games, the Panthers have outscored their opponents 540-104.

The closest game they've had all year was against Anthony Wayne in the first round of the playoffs.

The Generals held the Panthers to just 20 points but on the other side of the ball, the Whitmer defense pitched their fourth shutout of the season.

Last week, the Panthers blew out Canton McKinley 36-7, en route to this weekend's regional finals.

A win over a perennial power like McKinley helps raise Whitmer's 'respect-meter' throughout the state.

"It was a great win for Toledo Whitmer and all of northwest Ohio," said Michigan-bound senior Chris Wormley.

Up next for the Panthers, 11-1 Wadsworth.

The Grizzlies showcase a powerful running attack led by senior Jack Snowball.

A kid who has rushed for over 2,200 yards in his high school career but has zero Division I scholarship offers.

Wadsworth's ground 'n pound game a sharp contrast from McKinley's speed and wide open attack but the Panthers say they're ready for anything.

"We're confident but not cocky," said Whitmer coach Joe Palka.

"We've got to understand we've got to continue to improve and it's a different type of approach we'll see this week."

It's Whitmer vs Wadsworth at Sandusky on Saturday for a trip to the final-four!

Tim McMahon will have highlights at 11:00 on Saturday night on WNWO.