The Knoxville Football Squad is just five points from being unbeaten on the season. The Panthers are coming off three straight close losses and return to Ken Locke Stadium tonight for homecoming against Carlisle. The Wildcats are coming off a loss to Pella last week where they turned the ball over six times. Knoxville Coach Troy Rider knows what his team must do to get a win and break the three game losing string. “I think we need to pay a little more attention to detail,” Rider said. “We’ve got to start faster. I think our staff has done a better job this week at putting our kids in a position to be successful and make plays. Those kids are going to have to make them when they get the opportunity and we can’t let those plays slip [away] and we can’t be missing tackles and space. Otherwise, this close game isn’t going to go our way.” Rider adds tonight is a playoff game in the sense that a win by the Panthers means they can still control their own destiny to the postseason. You can hear the play-by-play on AM 1320 KNIA with Derek Cardwell and Mike Cunningham starting with the pre-game show at seven…kick off is scheduled for seven-30.

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