Five different teams in the Clarence Cannon Conference are off to 2-0 starts in the 2023 high school football season. After beating rival Mexico 27-0 in week 1, the Centralia Panthers tore through Hallsville this past Friday 65-36. Coach Tyler Forsee said quarterback Cullen Bennett was the catalyst to a big night for the offense.
Centralia visits Palmyra for its conference opener in week 3. The Monroe City Panthers also had a high-scoring affair this past Friday with a 44-34 victory over Montgomery County. Coach David Kirby said it was the defense that ended up leading them to victory.
Monroe City faces fellow unbeaten conference foe Highland this week. The South Shelby Cardinals have left little doubt in their two wins by blowing out both Milan and Westran. Coach Adam Gunterman said an early defensive stand against Westran played a role this past Friday.
The Cardinals open conference play this week at Brookfield. Clark County is off to a 2-0 start for the second straight year after beating Harrisburg 35-6. Coach Ethan Allen said a strong second half carried the Indians to the win.
The Indians look to keep their winning streak going this week against Macon. Highland is also among the CCC unbeatens heading into this week’s showdown with Monroe City.