The Panthers scored on a 10-yard touchdown pass from Hayden Cragoe to Dewey Schwan on third-and-goal to leapfrog the Star Valley Braves with less than six minutes left in regulation. They shut down the Braves in the final minutes to hold on for a 13-10 victory.
The Panthers grabbed an early lead on a Vince Sleep touchdown with 4:12 remaining in the first quarter, but the extra point was no good.
Star Valley followed with a field goal early in the second quarter and, with just 53 seconds before the half, scored a touchdown and converted the extra point to take their first lead of the game. Star Valley entered the half up 10-6.
On MyWyoming.org's live broadcast of the game, PHS head coach Jim String told reporter David Settle at halftime that he thought the Panthers were doing really well offensively.
"We've just got to settle down and play good defense," Stringer said, before heading into the locker room to join his squad.
The defense stepped up, shutting out the Braves in the second half.
The game was being played in Laramie at the University of Wyoming’s War Memorial Stadium.
The Tribune will have full coverage of the game in Tuesday's issue.