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Oct. 18, 2017 www.copperarea.com Superior Sun[ 7 Eagles' passes. Andrew Martinez and Sammy Lopez each recovered fumbles in the win. The No. 3 Panthers appear to have their mojo back head- ing into the state playoffs. Their defense is championship caliber and as they saying goes, defense wins champion- ships. "When this team plays together and executes we are as tough as any team in the 1A Conference," Palmer said. "Our defense played excellent and would have had an- other shutout, but we gave up a fourth-quarter kick return for a touchdown." The top four teams in the conference earned a bye in the opening round of the playoffs. Superior awaits the winner of No. lO Valley Union and No. 7 Ray in the second round on Saturday, Oct. 28. "The week off is a huge advantage," Palmer answered when asked if he prefers the week off versus playing through. "It gives us another week to get healthy and bet- ter prepared." What do the Panthers need to do to win the state title? "Discipline and fundamentals are what set talented teams apart from champions," Palmer responded. "We have to do the little things right." So far the Panthers have. Can they do it three more times? No doubt about it. The second-round game is scheduled for a 6 p.m. kickoff. Superior Junior High School Panthers. The boys played in Oracle last week and will head to the playoffs soon. John Hernandez I Sun Jr. By John Hernandez play the Mt. Vista Cougars. The Panthers Copper Area News were in second place in conference and sported a 4 wins and I loss record. The Superior Junior High Football Team The Panthers took an early lead but could traveled to Oracle on Tuesday, Oct. lo, to not hold it as the Cougars took advantage of some Panther mistakes and came away with a victory 33 - 14. The Panthers will be going to the Central Junior High League conference playoffs this week. This year's players are: Brody Riggle, Matthew Cruz, Gabriel Denogean, Adam Lopez, Jason Looper, Zackery Duarte, Luis Villalobos, Nicholas Mendoza, Marques Contreras, Richard Drennan, Tony Cardenas, Alexis Calderon and Ben Duarte.