Daviess County football ‘reloads’ roster following talented graduating class

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Published: Aug. 2, 2022 at 9:34 PM CDT
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DAVIESS CO., Ky. (WFIE) - The Daviess County Panthers enter the 2022 season with a new look.

Last season, quarterback Joe Humphreys helped lead Daviess County all the way to the Kentucky 6A quarterfinals in Louisville before heading off to Miami University of Ohio.

With many returning starters, head coach Matt Brannon says the Panthers are not looking to rebuild, but instead they are looking to “reload.”

“We’re going to look a lot different than what we did last year, but we don’t feel like we’re going to take many steps back. We feel like this is more of a reload than a rebuild,” Brannon says.

This season, the Panthers are looking to senior quarterback and defensive standout Jack Ball as well as junior Lake Wilson.

Brannon says seven starters return on offense and there are 20 seniors on the roster. Four of five offensive linemen have returned as well along with a healthy four-year varsity star running back in Bryson Parm.

“I’m very confident in Jack and Lake. They are both two very talented quarterbacks,” Panther senior linebacker, center Isaac Blue says. “The first few games Parm is going to be able to carry the load I think especially with us blocking and his talent. He’s just a freak athlete.”

Ball says he feels confident in the returning talent.

“A lot of returners and they’re all big up front. I feel like we have the protection that we need to get the ball off and also run the ball well,” Ball says.

“When you talk to anybody about good high school football, it’s controlling the line of scrimmage. We like our chances in whatever opponent we go against. We feel like we can match the line play and we have speed in other positions,” Brannon says.

Game one for the Panthers is August 26 at Owensboro Catholic.

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