IOWA FALLS – The Ellsworth Community College football team traveled to Kansas to take on its first opponent of the 2017 season. The Panthers faced #3 in the nation Garden City Community College and came away with a 31-7 loss.
The Panthers kept it close the first half of the game with an 8-7 score going into the half. ECC's only touchdown came in the second quarter with a 10-yard rush from Tekendrick Roberson.
Penalties caused some problems for the Panthers, who tallied 7 penalties on offense and 3 on defense for a total of 61 yards.
Javonte Arius led the Panthers in tackles with 6 as well as 1 sack and 2 tackles for a loss. Keonte Schad and Steven Ogletree each had 5 tackles. Brandon Doyle had an interception that he returned for 22 yards. CJ Burress and Josh Belle each had a fumble recovery for ECC.
The Panthers look to get a win on the road Saturday, Sept. 2, against Coffeyville Community College with kick off at 1 pm.