BELLS, Texas (KTEN) - The Bells Panthers certainly did not let a narrow 31-27 loss to Whitesboro define their season. Since falling to 1-1, the Panthers scored 48 and 56 points in wins over Chisum and Pilot Point, respectively.

When talking to Panthers coaches and players, they say experience and mentality has a lot to do with the reason they are now 3-1, while rolling on offense.

"We lost to a really good team and program," said Bells head coach Dale West. "It kind of humbled us a little bit and made us go back to square one with some things... we hit those hard and the kids have really responded."

"It really changed all of us and made us thing differently," said Bells senior running back Grady Waldrip.

Bells closes out non-district play Friday at Callisburg. The Panthers will then have their bye week followed by a home game against Gunter, which will be one of the most anticipated football games in Texoma this season.