The Panthers struck early and often as they protected “The Den” tonight against the Lake Region Thunder in huge 8-1 win. Starting the scoring was freshman Tye Crawshaw who scored from 35 yards out just 30 seconds into the game on a drop back pass from his brother sophomore Chandler Crawshaw. A few minutes later the Panthers Alex Vela banged in a sweet set piece from 30 yards out and 5 minutes later Chandler Crawshaw scores on a quick counter attack that started with GK Adrian Cornejo punting the entire length of the field that freshman Elvin Valentin ran down and crossed into Chandler and the route was on. Senior Bryan Resendez and sophomore Andres Sanchez scored just before the half to put the Panthers up 5-1 as they went into senior night celebrations on a huge high. Coming out for the second half Chandler was fouled in the box and senior Justin Blas put it home to cap his senior night. Chandler would later score again and freshman Derrick Gomez notched his first career high school goal. With the win the Panthers return home Friday night in The Den in a District Championship rematch against McKeel. Kickoff is at 7pm. Come Pack The Den!!