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Puma football stepping up

Tiffany Martinez, Staff Reporter

August 30, 2019

After losing strong players from last year’s graduating class, coach Preston Jones and the varsity football must fill in the gaps of former players. The 6A team pushes their athletes to prepare for this upcoming season with the hope to improve their game after the heartbreaking defeat against Chandler High Sc...

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

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

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...

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

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

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 ready to take on hardest challenge of season: state finals

Pumas ready to take on hardest challenge of season: state finals

Macie Miller and Makayla Gee

December 1, 2017

For the first time in the school’s history, the football team is going to participate in the state finals. The Pumas are confident heading into their state game this Saturday against the defending champions, Chandler Wolves. The team has been working, and undoubtedly improving in the past months si...

One is the loneliest number

One is the loneliest number

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...

Pumas confident after beating No.1 Mountain Pointe in semifinals

Pumas confident after beating No.1 Mountain Pointe in semifinals

Macie Miller, Staff Reporter

November 19, 2017

Coming out of undoubtedly the best season in Perry football history with a 12-1 record for 2017, the Pumas are feeling good heading into the state finals. They played No. 1, Mountain Pointe, Friday, Nov. 17 for the 6A semi-finals and after a long game, the Pumas reigned victorious over the Pride, 56-3...

Pumas tame Huskies; ready for No. 1 Mountain Pointe

Pumas tame Huskies; ready for No. 1 Mountain Pointe

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. ...

Victory at Westwood?

Macie Miller, Staff Reporter

September 5, 2017

The lights are shining onto the field as the sun begins to set. Players rush out and ready themselves for that first whistle blow. 3, 2, 1, the whistle blows and the first hit is made. The game is in action and we can only hope to take home a victory. The Puma football team is coming out strong this...

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