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Team’s great year deserved more coverage

Published: Thursday, Nov. 1, 2012 1:15 a.m. CST

I am disappointed about our local sports coverage. The Erie-Prophetstown Panthers football team and organization has not been getting the coverage they deserve.

The E-P team beat a state championship team, the Morrison Mustangs, and there was a small column that was written up about the game. The E-P team beat them by one point. This is huge news and was a really close game. Then, when the E-P team had a blowout game against Kewanee, 41-0 score, there was no article in the paper at all.

But, when the E-P team played against Newman, there was a full-page article. I don’t disagree; the Newman vs. E-P game was also a good game. In fact, the E-P team was tied with Newman at halftime. The Panthers gave the Newman team “a run for their money.” Perhaps this game received more coverage because it was against Newman? Makes some of us believe it was. 

As I write this, the E-P football team and organization will be heading for the playoffs. What a great accomplishment for the entire team and Sauk Valley community. The Erie-Prophetstown football team and organization deserve to be recognized for their hard work and determination.

Note to readers – Regina Sikkema is an alumna of Erie High School.

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