Panthers Reunite with Family after Bye Week

According to the Albany Panthers, the 2013 schedule couldn't have worked out any better.

The Panthers have completed a bye week away from the football field. This week, Albany returns to action against the league's worst team, the Knoxville Nighthawks, and it seems like a match up made in heaven.

The Panthers don't see it exactly that way giving some respect to their opponent, but the Nighthawks will get the best of the two-time indoor football champions. Rested and refocused, Albany was ready to come back to work.

"Everybody got to come back and see the family. Everybody was excited and happy to see each other. Now, we're just ready to strap it back on and play a game," receiver John Harris said.

"We came back to practice on Monday. Everybody was mentally in tune. We had to get back in the swing of things, but everybody looks sharp. We're ready to execute," defensive back Demetrie McCray said.

Albany adjusted its practice schedule in preparation for the Friday night game in Knoxville. The Panthers began game preparations Monday instead of their normal Tuesday start.