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Freshman Davis Has Positive Debut With Panthers

One discovery the Knoxville Football Squad made this offseason and in Friday night’s season opener was freshman wide receiver Trent Davis. It is rare for a freshman to play varsity football…however with the lack of depth for the Panthers…the coaching staff made the decision to play a ninth grader on Friday nights. Davis caught three balls for 53 yards and a couple of key third down conversions late in the Panthers’ 21/13 loss to P-C-M on Friday. Coach Troy Rider says it is a big risk play someone that young…but he tells KNIA/KRLS Sports that they will give Davis opportunities to make plays without risking his health like sending him over the middle unless the pass is deep and there is one-on-one coverage. Knoxville journeys north on Highway 14 to Newton this Friday for its second non-district contest.