The Knox Central Panthers stumbled out of the gate on Friday, September 6 and suffered a 22-8 loss to Bell County on Log Mountain.
"I think a lot of our problems is that we want to win so bad we try to do to much instead of just doing our job," Knox Central coach Fred Hoskins said. "Don’t try to do too much, just do your part."
Mistakes have costs the Panthers during their first two games of the season.
"Mistakes, mental mistakes killed us," Hoskins said. "I think some our kids put too much pressure on themselves early and made mistakes that we never make. Again trying to do too much.
"We re-grouped at half and got them settled down."
The Panthers trailed 22-0 at the half, but came out strong in the third quarter and put together a scoring drive. They also added the tw0-point conversion to tighten the score at 22-8.
Brady Worley became Knox Central's all-time leading passer in career yards with 4,864.
Bell County's quarterback, London Stephney made it a long night for Knox Central.
"He is lightning quick and Coach Hilton does a good job of getting him in space," Hoskins said.
The Panthers lknow what they need to do to get their first win of the season on Friday as they hosts Southwestern.
"Do the little things right and not trying to do extra," Hoskins added. "Just do their job don’t try to do someone else. We have to trust each other.