A year after only winning one game last year, the Hesperia Panthers have officially qualified for the state football playoffs.LSJ Logo incert

The undefeated Panthers qualified with an exclamation point, beating White Cloud 61-14 on Saturday on a Central State Activities Association matchup.

Hesperia improved to 6-0 on the season.

Kade Witte led the Panthers with 115 yards and one touchdown on 11 carries. Mark Workman added 94 yards rushing on eight carries and three touchdowns. One of those scored TDs a 40-yard interception return on defense.

Gerritt Yates contributed 73 yards and two touchdowns, including a 40-yard “scoop and score” following a White Cloud fumble.

Hesperia rolled up an impressive 437 yards of total offense.