Panama football team gets extra home game; Razorbacks will welcome Gore Pirates to town Thursday night instead of hitting the road

This week is already off to a good start for the Panama Razorbacks football team, and the Hogs haven't opened their 2013 season.The Razorbacks were supposed to open the season at 7:30 p.m. Thursday on the road against the Gore Pirates. However, since Gore's field is not ready, the game will take place at George Ollie Stadium.“It's a big plus for us,” Panama coach Brandon Ellis said. “It's good for our fans, our boosters, concessions and gates. It's big to have six home games this year.”The players were really enthusiastic about the news.“Everybody was excited, as they should be,” Ellis said. “There's nothing like playing at home for our senior bunch. Having six games now at home helps out. Plus, our kids can now show off the new uniforms at home.”