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Panthers set records for offense, tied for most wins

The 2004 Corydon Central Panther football team set numerous individual and team records this season, its first under head coach Jason Timberlake, a former CCHS player.
The team finished the season 9-3, equaling the school record for wins in a season, also held by the 2002 team, which finished 9-2, under the direction of former coach Darin Ward, who’s now building a football program at Crawford County.
Offensively, the Panthers were the most prolific club in school history, totaling 324 points in 12 games, for an average of 27 per contest, according to figures provided by Corydon stat man Mike Tuchscherer.
Along with the ability to score, the Panthers also moved the ball better than any other team before them, churning out 3,805 yards total offense to go along with 4,871 all-purpose yards (including return yards) ‘ both new school standards.
Corydon notched single-game records for offense in back-to-back contests this season with 621 yards against Mitchell and 664 the following week at Paoli.
The team also returned three punts for touchdowns during the year, including an 84-yarder ‘ also both new bests for the program. Freshman kicker Chad Salomon also set a school record by booting 40 extra points.
The campaign featured two sectional wins, 19-7 at Greensburg and a 29-28 thriller before the home crowd against Brown County, marking the first time a CCHS team advanced to a sectional final.
Three consecutive winning seasons 2002 (9-2), ’03 (8-2), and this year’s mark ‘ for a 26-7 record in that span ‘ also qualify as tops in the team’s history. Seniors who played all four years finished their careers with a 29-14 mark, also a new standard for wins during a high school career.