Despite a championship loss, fans are still proud of the Panthers

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WYMT) - The Pikeville Panthers lost in the Class 1A Championship game at Kroger Field Friday afternoon.

Beechwood defeated Pikeville 21-20. To see the highlights and read more about the game, click here.

Despite the loss, Panther fans are still proud of the effort this team has put into the season.

Friday's game was the Panthers first state championship game since 2015.

When talking about this team, Former Coach Dave Thomas was nothing but impressed.

"Its an outstanding job by our football staff and our kids. It's just an exciting time for Pikeville, this is a tradition. Pikeville has a rich, rich tradition in football and all of athletic and certainly an exciting time for our kids and our community," said Thomas.

We will have more coverage from the state championship games in Lexington on WYMT and

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