By Bob Lundeberg
Over the next few weeks, SBLive Oregon will break down every 6A, 5A and 4A football team in the state in anticipation of a six-week season in March and April. Even if the season is postponed or canceled, we will continue to highlight more than a hundred teams and more than a thousand players in Oregon. Here’s our look at the Central Panthers of the Class 5A Mid-Willamette Conference.
Joel Everett, first season
2019 AT A GLANCE
Overall record: 2-7
League record: 2-7, tied for seventh in Mid-Willamette
Playoffs: Did not qualify
ALL-LEAGUE PLAYERS DEPARTED
K Omar Parroquin, first team
OL/DL Corbin Sedlacek, second team offense and defense
TE Brandon Broadus, honorable mention
LB Trenton Cyphers, honorable mention
PLAYERS TO WATCH
Justin Girod, sr., RB/LB
Girod is a true do-everything player for the Panthers. He is a returning starter at running back, where he made honorable mention all-Mid-Willamette Conference in 2019. On defense, Girod was a second-team all-MWC pick at linebacker. He also is a standout punter. “Justin is one of the top tacklers on defense and will get a lot of touches on offense,” Everett said.