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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...

Football prepares for match of the season

Football prepares for match of the season

Aubree Flores, Reporter

September 28, 2018

With the title of state-champions leering so close to the grasp of the football team’s gloves last season, this year the expectation has been set higher than ever. Following their victory at Boulder Creek, the Pumas are fired up to play the Wolves, the team that broke the hearts of Perry fans and pl...

One is the loneliest number

Junior D'Shayne James catches a pass in Perry's 56-31 semifinal win over No. 1 Mountain Pointe.

Macie Miller, Staff Reporter

November 30, 2017

As the familiar song lyrics by Three Dog Night go, “one is the loneliest number,” this certainly reigns true for the loneliest player on the football team, senior punter Gavin Sherwood. Although Sherwood also doubles as a kicker, he still has only been given one or two opportunities to punt in th...

Long football season affects winter sports teams

Junior D'Shayne James catches a pass in Perry's 56-31 semifinal win over No. 1 Mountain Pointe.

Victoria Vredevoogd, Staff Reporter

November 28, 2017

The Pumas are proud of how far they have made it in the football play offs and students are excited for the championship game, but has anyone ever thought of how this could affect some of the other winter sports teams? Wrestling, Boys basketball, and even girls soccer is falling short of some player...

Pumas tame Huskies; ready for No. 1 Mountain Pointe

The Pumas charge onto the field before a  game. They played great and defeated their opponent.

Macie Miller, Staff Reporter

November 13, 2017

On Nov. 10, the Pumas participated in the quarterfinals for 6A division. They hosted and defeated the Hamilton Huskies for the second time this season. After playing them the first time, and winning by a mere 2 points, the Pumas came out strong and took the game by a landslide beating the Huskies, 72-14. ...

PHS athletes continue multisport tradition

Sophomore D'Shayne James excels in football, basketball and baseball for the Pumas.

Lauren Fountain, Staff Reporter

March 30, 2017

Once upon a time, a typical high school athlete might play football in the fall, basketball during the winter, and baseball in the spring. Now, with student-athletics as competitive as they are, their focus tends to be specialized on only one sport. The idea of trying to balance or refine any other ...

Basketball heads into playoffs united

Boys basketball team huddles during game.

Lauren Fountain, Staff Reporter

February 6, 2017

Transitioning a program under a new head coach is no easy feat. Losing nine seniors during that transition is even harder, especially when those spots are being filled by fairly young players. The team attributes their success to Coach Sam Duane, the championship-winning coach from Corona del Sol....

Pumas fight to play another day

Pumas fight to play another day

Lincoln Luse, Staff Reporter

November 28, 2016

Perry’s 2016-2017 football season has been glorious; 9 wins and only one loss. Within these ten games laid many mini-victories: holding an undefeated record for the first three games without their star quarterback, exceeding team records in single-game passing yards, quarterback ratings, single-se...

Is the whirlwind of Homecoming distracting as one might think?

Brittany Tomes, Staff Reporter

September 7, 2016

  Homecoming, the event that gets the student body pumped early on in the year, is here once again. Star quarterback, sophomore D’shayne James, poses homecoming as not as distracting as one might think. “I don’t think it’s quite a distraction, but I think it like makes everyone hyped a...

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