Panthers suffer first loss of season

Collierville quarterback Mitch Austin had a huge game Friday night in a 34-20 win over Bartlett at home.

Collierville quarterback Mitch Austin completed 25 of his 37 throws for 342 yards and three touchdowns in Friday’s game against Bartlett. He only had one pick in the game and also ran for a touchdown. His primary target was receiver Justin Stonework, who caught 11 passes for 209 yards and two touchdowns. Ben Olsen also had a touchdown catch. The Dragons jumped on Bartlett early and were up 14-7 at the end of the first quarter. They had a 24-13 lead at halftime and would never relinquish the lead. Bartlett quarterback Preston Raines threw for an impressive 293 yards and three touchdowns. His favorite targets were Dailan Jones (195 yards and two touchdowns) and Khyron James (39 yards and 1 touchdown). Bartlett’s defense was paced by Justin Jefferson who had 9 tackles. The Panthers (2-1) will host Sheffield this Friday at 7 p.m. PICTURED: Dailan Jones attempts to shake a Collierville defender. Photo by Scott Steele.