AMORY, Miss. (WTVA) -- The Amory Panthers are 3-0 for the first time since 1999. They have a solid group of seniors who have navigated the Coronavirus through the summer and through the start of this season. They've got three wins and they don't plan on losing on Friday night.
"We've all been playing since freshman and sophomore year," Senior Quarterback Hunter Jones said. "We've been playing together for a while even back to middle school, so we got pretty good chemistry together."
Jones has led the offense to an average of 37 points per game. He's making things look easy on paper, but the offseason was anything but.
"We got two games stripped from us early then everyone was like, are we going to get another two stripped?" Jones said. "Are we going to get play? Is there even going to be a season? It was just hard to keep everyone's head on straight but now we got everyone where they need to be."
With the senior leadership, like from Jones and wideout Braxton Griffin the Panthers didn't wait for the green light to get ready.
"Instead of waiting around, a lot of us did a lot of workouts on our own just to get ready for football," Griffin said. "We missed out on a lot of workouts over the summer."
For head coach Allen Glenn, having senior leadership has made it easier on him as a coach and now the hard work is showing on the field.
"We've kind had to put everything into warp speed starting at the end of July to get ready for the season," Glenn said. "It was good to have a good group like that's played a lot of football in the past."
Thursday night, we'll hear from the New Albany Bulldogs, Coach Stubblefield and a few of the players about how they plan to bounce back from a 1-2 start.