The frightening Panther offensive line


Elder’s lineup features some strong junior this season.

This year’s offensive line for the Elder Panthers could be one of the strongest units Elder football has seen in the past few years.

I got together with a few key components of the Elder offensive line.  I spoke with juniors Jakob James and Luke Kandra and senior Danny Ginn as well.

Michael Bittner controlling the offensive line

The two juniors had a lot to say about their offensive line.

“We wanted to and needed to figure stuff out up front at the beginning of the year.”  Along with the offensive line working, they want to also be able help in getting both sides of the ball in full gear by the beginning of GCL match ups.

The year looks pretty good according to the powerful juniors.  For them to win, the offense needs to be able to put points up on the board.  A big part of the offensive game is the running game.  In the victory last week against Football North, they said their run game was one of their best games , but there is more work to be done.

James’ hudl page is making college recruits salivate over him; colleges will fight for him to be a part of their team.  For Jakob, he is getting offers from schools like LSU, Missouri, Boston College, and Louisville. He told me that he feels ecstatic but also nervous for a few reasons.  It makes him work harder at practice and in school, plus he knows that all those schools are watching him and he wants nothing to go wrong.

Senior Danny Ginn had much the same to say about the football season.  He says that their size on the line beats most teams on the offensive and defensive side.

That is it from your senior reporter Frankie Sabato.  I hope to see you at some games this season, and catch the offensive line in action.