MANSFIELD — If the three first-quarter touchdowns did not spell disaster for the Midlothian Panther football team, then the four scores that followed in the second quarter for Mansfield Legacy sure did.
The Broncos gained 582 total yards of offense and took a 50-6 lead into halftime Friday, Sept. 22 against the Panthers, cruising home to a 57-22 win. It was the first District 10-5A game for either team, as Midlothian falls to 1-3 on the season while AP No. 8 Mansfield Legacy improves to 3-1.
Though the Broncos averaged 14 yards a carry (30-420), the Panthers found success on the ground as well. Led by Marco Peters (19-93) and Nolan Samek, Midlothian carried the football 55 times for 297 yards (5.4 YPC). Tate Corbin (15-48) and Brant McLemore (4-37) scored the two Panter rushing touchdowns.
Quarterback Tate Corbin also completed 5-of-his-8 passes for 80 yards, while Austen Thomas finished 1-of-2 for 18 yards and a touchdown. Wesley Lowe led the receiving core with three catches for 53 yards and a touchdown.
On the other sideline, Cam Clark completed 8-of-12 for 109 yards and three touchdowns while Jalen Catalon finished a perfect 3-of-3 for 53 yards and a score.
Catalon also added three carries for 169 yards. Grant Johnson carried the football nine times for 131 yards. Both scored a pair of touchdowns for the Broncos.
Jordan Bunch (2-45), Peyton Cathey (1-32), Ife Adeyi (2-25) and Carlin Eggins (2-4) all recorded a receiving touchdown.
Midlothian takes the field for its second game of the district slate Friday, Sept. 29 against Mansfield Timberview. Kickoff at Midlothian ISD Multipurpose Stadium is scheduled for 7:30 p.m.