Bringing our community together. That’s what Panther football is all about in Rappahannock. And what a Homecoming game! The dramatic, come-from-behind win — on a “Hail Mary” pass with six seconds left — gave the RHS eight-on-eight squad an improbable victory. The season’s last home game also featured salutes to the senior members of the band and the fall athletic teams — and cheers, enthusiasm, and backing from our neighbors!


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