Although we have only played two conference games, there are two schools that are 0-2, and already virtually out of the running for the conference crown. While all teams are mathematically still alive, it would be very difficult for a team with an 0-2 record to prevail as conference champions.
Ferrum hosts Methodist this Saturday, and while the Monarchs are sitting at 0-2 in the conference, this does not mean that they are not a capable team. It was in their first conference game that while down 26-0 with less than a minute to play in the game, they were able to score 2 touchdowns against Christopher Newport to gain a more respectable final of 26-14. This past Saturday, the Monarchs came up just short in a 26-24 loss to the Scots of Maryville.
There is nothing that Methodist would like more than to get their first conference win against the Panthers.They will come in with an everything to gain and nothing to lose attitude, and believe me, they will pull out all the stops to make it happen.
Statistically, The Monarchs seem to protect their quarterback well, and have a better than average passing game. This will be what they rely on Saturday.
Their defense is giving up 30.2 points per game, and their offense is scoring 22.4 points per game. They lost by 7 to Emory and Henry, and they put up 40 points against Guilford.
While this should be a win for the Panthers,this will not be an automatic win for Ferrum, and it will be imperative to maintain a level of high intensity throughout the game. Do not let down, do not get cocky, and do not take your eye off of the goal.
Let's go Panthers..... to 3-0 in the conference.