Team of the Week: Washington Union Panthers

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- Off to their best start in eight years, this Panthers team is doing its best to bring a winning culture back to the U.

"First be disciplined. That was our main goal to be disciplined and then everything just rolled up into place," said wide-receiver Tory Horton.

It may start with discipline, but having offensive weapons certainly helps.

Tory Horton, the younger brother of Boise State star Tyler Horton, is having a breakout campaign to go along with playmakers Lawrence Stell and Darius McCray.

"We have some really good skill players, offensive line has been putting in work there and a couple of quarterbacks who really throw the ball well too. Just having some skill players helps a lot," said coach Art Francis.

In wins over previously unbeaten Dos Palos, Madera and Selma, the Panthers offense has put up more than 40 points.

"Oh, it's a great feeling. That's what we talked about was to put up a lot of points and keep these teams to a minimum," Horton said

While Union is off to a good start, a great season can come in league play.

"I think we've really got some senior leadership who have spent a lot of time in the weight room, we've got some seniors on our offensive line and I think it's paying off," Francis said.

Washington Union is looking to improve to 4-1 in non-league. Their final game before league play starts is against Hoover this Friday.
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