Panthers Arrive in Alabama

The Panthers left from Greenville at 5am on Friday morning to head to Montgomery, AL for their matchup against Huntingdon College on Saturday.

Along the way, the Panthers stopped in Birmingham, AL to visit the Civil Rights Museum. It was a great visit and a great learning experience for the players and coaches.

Here is what some of the Panthers had to say about their experience:

Joel Deayon JR LB
Los Angeles, CA

"The civil rights exhibit just opened my eyes and made me want to strive to better myself as a student, and as a man! How could I waste the opportunities that I have now when people died for me to get here? I'm just very appreciative for what I am able to accomplish as an African American male.

Alex Holmes SR DE
Huntsville, AL

"Being from Alabama and going to the civil rights museum in I saw how much change has occurred through the short years, and how blacks and whites have been able to overcome the unbearable taste of segregation. There is still a lot as a society that we have to do, but through Christ anything and everything is possible."

Scott Schneider SR FS
Centralia, IL

"I was glad that we were able to go to the museum as a team. I think it was a good experience to see what people really went through to gain equality. If people had not had gone through what they did, we could not have this team today. It was against the law to even play with someone of the opposite race, and it seems so ignorant today, but it also shows how much the culture dictates what we believe."

Ordell Walker
Defensive Coordinator
"The non-violent movement of the civil rights struggle illustrated the power of the Sermon on the Mount. Jesus taught us to turn the other cheek to violence, to love your enemy and pray for those you persecuted you. Those people lived Jesus message and I benefit from their obedience. I wonder what would happen in this country if followers of Christ would actually do what He says by praying for our enemies in 2009?"

On Saturday, the Panthers (4-1) take on the Hawks (5-1) at 12pm Central and the game can be heard live HERE

Check out the Panther's pre-game motivational video

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