I n the three weeks or so since its last game before break, Ewen-Trout Creek played just one time.
Not only did the Panthers lose to L’Anse, it allowed their rivals to the north, Ontonagon, to be ranked ahead of them in the first U.P. polls of the season earlier this week.
The No. 3 Panthers will almost certainly be ranked ahead of Ontonagon now after a dominant defensive performance translated into a 45-32 Copper Mountain Conference win over the No. 2 Gladiators Friday night.