The Ottumwa Courier


1101 OTT Sports Pekin Football photo

Pekin back Chase Copeland keeps two hands on the football while making a run during the Panthers' 43-0 Class A First Round playoff win over Lone Tree on a rain-soaked night at Tom Stone Field. The win was the first in the postseason for Pekin since 2002, coming in Pekin's first home playoff game since 2003. The tenth-ranked Panthers (8-2) will head to No. 8 Lisbon (8-2) for the second round of the Class A football state playoffs on Monday night at 7 p.m.

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