The Midlothian JV football teams split a pair of games in their final week of contests.
The White football team traveled to Waxahachie and showed great resilience and determination to get the 29-14 victory.
The Panthers were behind 14-0 at halftime, but the team came fighting back and scored 29 unanswered points in the second half.
The second half started with a great offensive drive that ended with Grant Upchurch throwing a 35-yard touchdown to Cruz Houston. Shae Ray was successful on the extra point to make the score to 14-7 Waxahachie.
On the following kick off, Shae Ray executed a surprise onside perfectly and the Panthers came up with the football. The offense capitalized on the opportunity when Grant Upchurch rumbled to the end zone from 10 yards out. That drive was kept alive with a tremendous 35-yard run by Zeke Brown on third down the previous play. After Ray put the kick through the uprights, the score was tied at 14.
The Panther defense choked down the Indian offense and allowed just one first down the rest of the game. The Midlothian offense found the end zone once again after a 60-yard drive and an 11-yard touchdown pass to Cruz Houston over the middle. During the drive, the Panther offensive line dominated the trenches. Erick Tavares and Zeke Brown both had great runs gaining extra yards after contact. After the point after, the score was 21-14 Midlothian.
The game was sealed when Moises Martinez intercepted a pass and ran it back 35 yards for a touchdown. After a bad snap, Grant Upchurch showed great poise and connected once again with Houston for a two-point conversion to cap the scoring.
The JV Blue team suffered a 12-7 loss to Mansfield Timberview.
Turnovers were the deciding factor in this game as Timberview forced two fumbles while the Panthers failed to force any.
Garrett Wolf added the extra point to a touchdown pass from Adam Schroeder to LaDarius Hicks.
The panther defense was led by defensive end Tyler Gibson, who stepped in at outside linebacker after Frankie Solis suffered a broken hand. The defense gave up three explosive runs and an big pass that ended up being the difference in the game.
Brandon Hall had a big sack late in the game that set the offense up with good field position.
The offense moved the ball well all night, but weren't able to convert in crucial situations. Hicks and Joss Duncan ran the ball extremely well all night long. Robert Ivey and Hunter Pustejovsky played well on the offensive line.