Panthers high school team advances to EOSSAA football final

One local high school is still playing football this fall, as the SD&G champion St. Joseph’s Panthers are on to the EOSSAA championship final to take on Kingston’s Holy Cross.

Last week, playing in Beckwith in the semifinal versus the Brockville league winners the North Grenville Knights, the Panthers scored a 31-10 victory.

To put it mildly, it’s unexpected for a high school football team out of SD&G to score a victory outside of the local league, so the November 15 triumph for the Panthers can fairly be characterized an upset.

November football
Members of the St. Joseph’s Panthers try to stay warm on the sidelines at the EOSSAA semifinal game in Beckwith. (Cornwall Wildcats photo)

UPDATE: New date and time! The EOSSAA final is scheduled for Thursday, November 21 at Richardson Field (Queen’s University). St. Joseph’s is considered the home team. Opening kickoff is set for 2 p.m.

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