When Monroe City entertains Clark County for a Clarence Cannon Conference showdown Friday on Glory 97.3 KTCM it will features four teams with just one loss combined.
In the girls game, the Lady Panthers are ranked third in Class 3 while the Lady Indians are ninth. All three of the Lady Panthers’ losses a year ago came to Clark County, including one in last years district championship game. Head coach Cody Leonard says the Lady Panthers have been circling this date on the calendar since last February.
The Lady Indians made it all the way to the Class 3 quarterfinals last year thanks to their defensive play. This year is no different. Clark County has held all their opponents to 40 points or less in 9 of their 12 games. Head coach John Weaver says the Lady Panthers will give them their biggest test of the year because of the inside presence of KRES All-Star Jada Summers.
Clark County is led by senior Carissa Beavans who just scored her 1,000th career point last week. Monroe City is 13-0, Clark County is 12-0.
The boys matchup is expected to be just as intriguing, with the 12-1 Panthers picking up right where they left off from last years district championship run. While six of the 13 players on the Monroe City roster were helping the Panthers to a state football championship this past November, head coach Brock Edris says junior C.E. Talton’s hot start has allowed the rest of the team to find their stride.
The undefeated Indians come in ranked seventh in Class 3 and are led by seniors Chandler Beavans, Zeb Riney, Cole Kirchner, and Brad Forquer. Head coach Adam Rung says their growth over the past four years has allowed them to reach this point.
Coverage of the Clarence Cannon doubleheader gets underway at 5:45pm on Glory 97 and centralmoinfo.com. Scott Lunte has the call.
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