The Merced Blue Devils had to succumb to the power of the Panthers at Saturday night’s football game, which was the first Mid-Empire Conference game of the season.
The City College Panthers beat the Merced College Blue Devils 41-15.
The Panthers were ahead at halftime with a score of 20-12, but it was the second half of the game when City College turned up the heat. Keivaughn Barrett, No. 9, defensive lineman for the Panthers, was a powerful mover in the third and fourth quarter, clearing room so the plays called on the sidelines could become a reality on the field. He showed a knack for being in the right place at the right time.
A wide receiver for the Panthers, Anthony King, No. 4, scored after catching a 26- yard pass from quarterback, Ronald Beverly, No. 1, moving the score from 27-15 to a fan pleasing 34-15.
The Panther’s goal post was decorated by a row of men with clipboards by the middle of the third quarter witnessing interceptions, fumbles and a serious fight over the possession of the ball.
The Blue Devil’s made great stride in the second quarter
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