It’s never easy to repeat as a champion, and the eager Potomac School Panthers high-school golf team had to wait two years to have such an opportunity.
During the fall of 2019, the Panthers won the Mid-Atlantic Athletic Conference team golf title for the first time in 17 years. The squad looked forward to winning again in 2020, but then COVID arrived and that season was canceled.
So two years later this fall, the 2021 schedule was held and the Panthers finally got their chance. And they produced, winning the title again – repeat champs – with an impressive 296 team score, much lower than the 318 score in 2019.
The players admitted waiting was hard, but they had no choice. They also admitted the wait made them even more determined to win a second-straight crown, and prove that 2019 championship was no fluke.
The Panthers certainly proved all of that. Now, maybe there will be three such titles in a row next fall?
We’ll see what happens.
– Dave Facinoli