Perry Panthers hope to regroup after losing seven games in 2013

MACON, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – After finishing with a record of 3-7 for 2013, second year coach for the Perry Panthers, Erik Soliday, is hoping for a rebound season in 2014.

“As a whole, [it was] not a bad year,” Soliday said, “Trying to implement a new program and really trying to build this program up.”

Last year’s offense only managed to score 17.9 points per game, and Coach Soliday is hoping to improve on those numbers while also breaking in a new quarterback. However, the Panthers will also have six starters returning, “We’ve got a decent core of receivers, we feel like. We’re going to count heavily on them to make some plays for us.”

On the defensive side, Perry allowed an average of 27.9 points a game, something Soliday knows will have to rise to a higher level, “We’re expecting to be pretty competitive defensively, I think we’re going to be a lot better.”

Eight starters will be back for the defense, among those being safety Devontae Danielly and DL Chad Howard.

Concerning the upcoming schedule, Coach Soliday knows that every game is going to be a fight, “It’s going to be very competitive from top to bottom… everybody is going to have a pretty good football team so it’s going to be a battle every week.”

First game for the Perry Panthers will be at Monroe in Albany on August 23rd.

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