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Down, but not out: after season ending injury, D’Shayne James is going strong at rehab

Senior D'Shayne James (2) shakes his opponents hands before the 6A state championship game. Although he was not able to play, James was named a captain for his final high school football game.

Kenna Cassey, Staff Reporter

December 14, 2018

Football camp had just wrapped up and the Pumas – fresh off of their 2017 state title run – were back at it preparing for a zero-week matchup against Pinnacle. Wide-receiver D’Shayne James was about to enter his senior season as one of the most electric threats in the country. The Iowa State com...

Chubba Purdy creating his own legacy

Junior quarterback Chubba Purdy scrambles for a touchdown on Sept 14, the pumas won that game 70-40 and will take on Chandler for the state championship game Dec. 1.

Nadine Loureiro, Staff Reporter

November 28, 2018

Having a sibling can prove to be difficult, but having a sibling who used to dominate in the same playing field is even harder. The last name “Purdy” is a well-known name across campus due to the impact the name has on the football field. The boys who display the names on their backs are Juni...

Puma Football Creating a Winning Culture

Junior RB Keegan Grimes running the ball in the Perry vs Chandler regular season game

CJ Jamerson, Writer

December 18, 2017

After a series of forgetful seasons, this year's Puma Football team is making a name for themselves and sculpting a winning culture for years to come. Although the Pumas (12-2, 3-1 Premier) couldn’t come away with a win in this year’s state game, the impact it will have on future seasons is imme...

Brock Purdy wins multiple coveted awards

Brock Purdy runs for a TD at the 2017 Division 1 state championships

Macie Miller, Staff Reporter

December 18, 2017

On Dec. 9, senior quarterback Brock Purdy won the most prestigious award that a high school football player could ask for: the Ed Doherty Award. On top of winning the esteemed award he was also named the Cardinal’s player of the year, as well as Gatorade player of the year. This is Purdy’s second ...

Pumas “gave it all they had” in state championship game

Senior defensive back Darius Holton and junior defensive back Josh Amaro celebrate after a clutch defensive play.

Macie Miller, Staff Reporter

December 14, 2017

After advancing father than ever before, the Pumas went off to Tucson on Dec. 2 to take on the Chandler Wolves and came up just short of a state title victory. The Pumas played in what was one of the best games of their season, and ended the game just shy of a touchdown, 42-49. Many of the starting...

Pumas poised for title game since day one

The Puma sideline celebrates after Perry's 56-31 semifinal win over No. 1 Mountain Pointe.

India Buckner, Staff Reporter

November 27, 2017

Since the first practice of the 2017 season the football team has been working non-stop towards the same objective: the state finals. The Pumas (12-1, 3-1 Premier Region) has never made it farther than they have this year and they could not have a better mindset. Every team begins the year think...

David and Goliath: Pumas in the role of underdog

Pumas against Wolves on Dec. 2

Morgan Chung, Staff Reporter

November 27, 2017

The story of David and Goliath has been used to describe monumental events for many years. The story tells of a man, named David, who was told to fight a giant named Goliath. Goliath was undefeated. In the end, David miraculously beat Goliath. The upcoming state football game, Perry against Chandler (CHS), ...


Senior QB, Brock Purdy dodges a tackle from Highland. The Pumas beat the Hawks, 56-6.

Macie Miller, Staff Reporter

September 26, 2017

SECOND YEAR UNDEFEATED; THIS TIME DIFFERENT The Pumas are now 6-0, after their win Friday night over Highland. They have come out strong this year, showing that they are ready to compete for the state title. The team is heading off into a bye-week before playing the top-ranked Chandler Wolves on Fr...

‘Character Matters’ implemented across all CUSD athletic programs

#56 Reilly Gauman(12) helps up opposing Highland player

India Buckner, Staff Reporter

September 26, 2017

A person’s character can say a lot about them. It can shed light on how they were raised, if they are a team player, and can even foreshadow who they might be in the future. Sound character is extremely important on any team, and in the wake of the Hamilton High School football hazing incident...

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