Alex Mielcarz, Sports Editor
The thing about football in the SPC is, there is just not a lot of competition for Oswego. That’s not meant as an insult to the schools, but the only conference opponent in the past four seasons to defeat the Panthers is Plainfield North. On top of that, the Panthers have the conference wrapped around their claw, winning the conference title eight consecutive seasons including this season.
The great traditions of Senior Night and homecoming were combined at Friday’s Homecoming football game, where the Panthers shut out Joliet Central 49-0.
The passing game of the Panthers was too much to handle for the Oswego East secondary, as senior quarterback Noah Parker exploded for nearly 240 yards to lead the Panthers to a 32-0 win and first place in the Southwest Prairie Conference.
The story of Friday’s football game against Plainfield East was defense, as the Oswego Panthers blew out the Bengals 49-0, despite a slow start. Head coach Brian Cooney’s defense shut down the Bengal offense and provided the Panthers with fantastic field position, allowing the struggling Panther offense to work with a short field.
In the first four weeks of the season, the Panthers have plowed through the likes of Plainfield Central, Minooka, Plainfield North and Joliet West. The biggest win of the season was the game two weeks ago against Plainfield North, the only conference opponent to defeat the Panthers in the past three years.