Each week the Panther Play by Play will review the athletic contests from the previous week and look forward to the coming week’s action.
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Our Panther Cross Country team made their debut this weekend at the 4th Annual Brusly Cross Country Invitational. Sophomores Ty Davis and Liam Dowdy placed 19th and 33rd overall in the varsity 2 mile race. Their times were good for the 3rd and 4th fastest Cross Country 2 mile times in Woodlawn High School history. In the girls 2 mile varsity race, Freshman Kailyn Lebrun placed 26th overall. Her time was the fastest 2 mile time in the history of Woodlawn High School. This week, our Panthers will be back at Brusly High School for the 3 mile Cinclaire Run on the Levee.
Next up for Cross Country: Saturday, September 23 at the Brusly Cinclaire Run on the Levee
Woodlawn hosted Carver for Homecoming this year and everyone left Panther Stadium excited about the home team’s victory. Our Panthers walked off the field victorious, defeating the Rams by the score of 33-6.
Woodlawn held the lead for the entire night, holding the Rams at bay. Carver was never able to muster much of an offensive attack, and never threatened to take the lead from the Panthers.
The Panthers offense was paced by Junior running back Jay’cob Jolla, who scored two touchdowns. Junior Ma’kahi Wilson and freshman Alonzo Luckett also scored offensive touchdowns, while sophomore David Breaud returned a fumble for a touchdown.
The Panthers will be back in action Friday night as they travel to Thibodaux to face ED White.
In the sub-varsity contests versus Dutchtown, one team was victorious, while the other fell just short. Our freshman team began the night last Tuesday falling to the Griffins by one score. The final was 20-12 in favor of Dutchtown. The JV team quickly executed their revenge, coming away with a 14-12 win over Dutchtown. Both the JV and Freshmen will be back in action Tuesday night at Denham Springs.
Next up for Football: Tuesday, September 19 – Freshmen and JV at Denham Springs; Friday, September 22 – Varsity at ED White
The Panther Swim team were in the water for their first swim meet of the season this past Saturday at Crawfish Aquatics. The boys’ 200 yard medley relay and freestyle each placed 6th in their first races of the season. The boys’ swim team finished 4th overall in the meet.
Individually, James Skiles finished in the top ten in the 200 yard freestyle and John Cador finished in the top ten in the 100 yard freestyle. Cador was joined by Norman Collins, Zack Lemoine, and Reagan Rodgers in the 100 yard freestyle. Ben Mackay, Alex Collins, and Vincent Nguyen each competed in the 50 yard freestyle.
Both of our Lady Panthers swam against a stacked field in the 50 yard freestyle, with Freshman Breanna Barrios and Junior Isabella Winter each finishing with competitive times. The pair from Woodlawn finished back-to-back in the 100 yard freestyle as well.
Our Panthers will be off this weekend and will travel to Lafayette for their first out-of-town trip of the season on Saturday, September 30.
Next up for Swim: Saturday, September 30 – Lafayette Swim League at Crawfish Aquatics Lafayette
The Lady Panther Volleyball team made up for their slow week last week by playing six matches this week. Woodlawn High hosted Ponchatoula and Madison Prep before participating at the Brusly Tournament Thursday through Saturday.
Monday, our Lady Panthers got off to a slow start versus Ponchatoula. All three levels, Freshmen, JV, and Varsity, fell to Ponchatoula after the long layover without matches.
Wednesday, Woodlawn High hosted Madison Prep. The night began with JV action, but the Lady Panthers fell short by the score of 25-13 and 25-7. The varsity team, boosted by the arrival of Senior Taliyah Kirby, came away with a huge win in four sets. After winning the first set 25-23, the Lady Panthers fell 15-25 in the second set. Not to be deterred, our Lady Panthers bounced back to win the next two sets 25-18 and 25-19 for the big win.
Thursday afternoon saw our Lady Panthers travel to Brusly for tournament action. In two best-of-three matches, our Lady Panthers went 1-1 on the evening. Woodlawn faced Terrebonne in the first match of the day, falling in both sets by the scores of 25-19 and 25-12. However, the Lady Panthers bounced back to beat the host team, Brusly, 25-21 and 25-18.
Woodlawn travelled back across the Mississippi River Saturday morning for two more matches. Both matches Saturday were best-of-three. Our Lady Panthers came up short in both matches in three sets. Vandebilt Catholic defeated Woodlawn 21-25, 25-6, and 15-5 in the first match of the day. In the second match, Natchitoches Central defeated the Lady Panthers 17-25, 25-21, 8-15.
Next up for Volleyball: Monday, September 11 – Freshmen/JV/Varsity vs. Ponchatoula; Wednesday, September 13 – JV/Varsity vs. Madison Prep; Thursday, September 14 – Saturday, September 16 – at the Brusly Tournament
Winter Sports Practice Underway
Boys’ and girls’ basketball, boys’ and girls soccer, powerlifting, and tennis are all practicing this upcoming week.