ALTON LOSES BIG TO PANTHERS — The O'Fallon Panthers visited Public School Stadium for a Southwestern Conference affair on Friday, defeating the host Alton Redbirds 42-7.
The Homecoming loss for the Redbirds dropped them to 0-5 and 0-3 in the SWC. It marked the first win for the Panthers on the season, who improved to 1-4 and 1-3 with the win.
Alton trailed 14-0 after one quarter and 28-0 at halftime to put itself in a big hole.
The highlight for the Birds came in the fourth quarter when running back Jameyon Alexander darted in on a 50-yard touchdown run.
Alexander had a total of 87 yards on 11 carries in the game to lead AHS. Quarterback Keenan Stegall ran it 14 times for 84 yards in the loss also.
The Redbirds will try and find that elusive first win for first-year head coach Eric Dickerson when they head to Collinsville in Week 6.