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Eastern football has talent, depth at running back position

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Eastern running back Isaiah Johnson takes handoff form Mitch Kimble in a Panthers’ 22-20 win over Indiana State last season. Johnson was selected as a preseason all-conference player.

JJ Bullock, Sports Editor

August 23, 2018

It became very evident during Eastern football’s first team scrimmage of the fall that the running back position for the Panthers runs deep with productive players.  The addition of Independence Community College transfer Jamal Scott to a unit that already had preseason all-conference running back ...

Eastern with OVC road test Saturday

Redshirt freshman quarterback Scotty Gilkey Jr. celebrates a rushing touchdown with James Sheehan and Aaron Callaway in the Panthers’ 19-16 win over Southeast Missouri Saturday at O’Brien Field. Eastern is on the road this weekend to take on 0-1 Tennessee State.

Sean Hastings, Sports Editor

September 28, 2017

Coach Kim Dameron gave his team the music back at practice this week— at least he tried to, because the O’Brien Field speakers were not working. For the first time in two weeks, the Eastern football team played a sound game and picked up an Ohio Valley Conference win against Southeast Missouri l...

Football team appears flat in loss

Maher Kawash, Football Reporter

September 10, 2017

DeKalb—­The Panthers have just looked flat as one of their only good drives in two games was the one at the end of the Indiana State matchup that led to victory. That game-winning drive that saw the smooth connection between redshirt senior Mitch Kimble and senior receiver Dennis Turner was prett...

Wickliffe a leader in last season at Eastern

Red-shirt senior defensive back Jourdan Wickliffe leads Eastern with three interceptions. Wickliffe also had 53 tackles this season.

Maria Baldwin, Staff Reporter

November 18, 2015

In his last season playing football at Eastern, red-shirt senior defensive back Jourdan Wickliffe has adapted his skills to become a force on the field. “Playing football for as long as I have, I have developed a second-nature instinct.’’ Wickliffe said. “I don’t have to think when I’m...

Panthers remain in playoff hunt despite loss

Senior quarterback Jalen Whitlow threw six passes for 55 yards and rushed 81 yards during the Panthers' 24-3 loss to Jacksonville State on Saturday at O'Brien Field.

Blake Nash, Assistant Sports Editor

November 9, 2015

While Saturday’s loss to Jacksonville State may have made postseason hopes slimmer, the Eastern football team still has an outside shot of making it to the FCS playoffs. All the Panthers have to do is win their last two games, and their future will be at the mercy of the NCAA playoff selection committee. This...

Addison Bounds bulks up for position change

Blake Nash, Staff Reporter

November 4, 2015

If a former high school teammate were to look at red-shirt sophomore Addison Bounds, he would notice that former 196 pounder has put on some weight and bulked up. But if he saw Bounds playing tight end for Eastern on Saturdays, he would recognize all the changes Bounds has made since high school. Bounds ...

Panthers to face Tennessee Tech in OVC gauntlet

Blake Nash, Staff Reporter

October 22, 2015

With a record of 3-0, there is no doubt that the Eastern football team is off to a good start in Ohio Valley Conference play. The same cannot be said for this Saturday’s opponent, Tennessee Tech, which has lost its last three games, to what coach Kim Dameron called the Ohio Valley Conference’s gaun...

Panthers prepare to fight against TSU

Blake Nash, Staff Reporter

October 14, 2015

The last time that Eastern coach Kim Dameron found himself on NFL turf was during the 2011 Cotton Bowl. Dameron was the safeties coach for Ole Miss, which defeated Oklahoma State 21-7 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Tex. This Saturday, Dameron and the Panthers will take on Tennessee State at Nissa...

Bruno brings soccer skills to football

Sophomore kicker Nick Bruno is 4-7 on field goals this year. Bruno made two field goals on Saturday to contribute to the Panthers’ 33-28 win against Southeast Missouri.

Maria Baldwin, Staff Reporter

October 14, 2015

Before starting his football career, sophomore kicker Nick Bruno did what many kickers do, play soccer. Although soccer was his first sport, Bruno liked being on the football field more. ‘’I played soccer, and then a teacher I had, who also coached football asked if I had ever kicked a football,...

Panthers gain promising start to OVC title

Red-shirt junior running back Devin Church blocks Southeast Missouri State's Josh Freeman on a run up the field during the Panthers' 33-28 Family Weekend win on Saturday at O'Brien Field. Church ran for 75 yards completing one touchdown during the game.

Blake Nash, Staff Reporter

October 12, 2015

The euphoria surrounding the Eastern football team’s 33-28 victory over Southeast Missouri on Saturday, was not just because the Panthers won a home football game for the first time this season. Players and coaches alike were thrilled that the win gave the Panthers their second straight victory...

Big plays lead to big football team win

Big plays lead to big football team win

Blake Nash, Staff Reporter

October 11, 2015

There’s no question that every sporting event is defined by a critical moment in the game. But there are certain games where more than one play can decide the outcome. The Eastern football team’s 33-28 victory over Southeast Missouri on Saturday, was one of those games. Red-shirt sophomore tight...

Football team looks to improve itself at Austin Peay

Blake Nash, Staff Reporter

October 1, 2015

Since the first game of the season, a 33-5 loss to Western Illinois, the Eastern football team has changed the theme of the season to being more focused on the team itself. Head coach Kim Dameron said that it is now time to focus on what the Panthers can do every day this week, which concludes with...

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