Garden City Football versus Great Bend 10-21-16

The Great Bend Panthers celebrate after Garden City misses a field goal and force overtime. The Garden City Buffaloes defeated the Great Bend Panthers 21 to 14 in Overtime to win the Western Athletic Conference title at Memorial Stadium in Great Bend, Kansas on October 21, 2016. (Photo: Joey Bahr,

Week Eight brings the regular season to the close for Class 5A and 6A. For the game in Great Bend, the game meant more than just the last of the regular season for the Panthers and their visitors, the Garden City Buffaloes.

Several Senior players would suit up for their last time in a regular season game. Both teams entered the evening with an undefeated record. Add to all of this, the winner takes home the 2016 Western Athletic Conference league championship for football.

In what many saw as a potential high scoring affair, the game actually turned into a defensive battle. Each team would mount a drive only to stall out. They did manage a touchdown each going into the locker room at halftime.

The second half saw another touchdown for each team. After Garden City missed a late field goal, the game went into Overtime.

Garden City took the ball first and scored. Then they stopped Great Bend inches away from the end zone. The Buffaloes won with a score of 21 to 14.

Below are some of the pictures I took at the game:

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