The Midlothian subvarsity teams got a tough test against the DeSoto Eagles and came away with one win in four contests.
The JV Blue team played phenomenal and got the 21-14 victory. All three phases of the game were solid for four quarters and came up big to finish off a win against a larger, faster, bigger team in Desoto.
Several players, including Tyler Gibson, Brandon Hall, Joss Duncan, LaDarius Hicks and many others, stepped up and made big plays.
The Panthers overcame a blocked punt, which was returned for a touchdown early in the game and kept their focus. The defense held firm time and time again, while the offense controlled the clock and drove the ball right at a talented Desoto defense.
Defensively, the entire unit was sound and played a great game. The defensive line was very strong and made big plays. Gibson, Kalon Dudley, Garrett Hopgood, Juan Servin and Jared Howard worked very well upfront for the entire game. The whole defense was fantastic and physical against a high-powered Desoto offense.
The offense pounded the ball on the ground all night long. The offensive line dominated the line of scimmage against an oversized DeSoto front seven. Joss Duncan, LaDarius Hicks and Adam Schroder all had double digit carries on the night and kept the chains moving.
Brent Trammell, Sonny Kemp, Hunter Pustejovsky, Matt Mitchell, Chris Castro, Robert Ivey, Garrett Wolf and Zach Caldwell blocked their tails off all four quarters and helped the Panthers to get the win. Conner Henderson, Landon Atterbury and Ladarius Hicks each had catches off passes from Schroeder.
The JV Blue Panthers are 6-1 on the season and will square off with the South Grand Prairie Warriors on Thursday night.
The JV White team traveled to DeSoto on Thursday night and suffered a 34-7 loss.
The Panthers struggled in the first half on special teams as they turned the ball over three times to give DeSoto a short field. DeSoto was able to capitalize on that and got three scores.
The Panthers only found the end zone one time in the first half and trailed 34-7 at the half. The defense shut out DeSoto in the second half and didn't allow a first down in the second half, but the damage had already been done.
The JV White team falls to 5-1-1 on the season after the loss.
The Midlothian Panther freshman White football team played the Desoto Eagles and lost a hard fought game 34-18.
The Offense for the Panthers moved the ball on the Eagles throughout the night, with Patrick Mills scoring twice with tough runs up the middle and speed runs to the outside.
James Terry scored the third touchdown for the home team, with a nice run up the middle. Quarterback Garrett Stagner played well in his first start running the offense.
Andrew Lene had a couple of key receptions and the offensive line played tough all night. Leading the offensive line were Ethan O'Neal, Judd Trent and Austin Lawrence.
The defense battled all evening long, fighting the Eagles, but giving up some long touchdown plays. Ethan O'Neal, Shane Laurence and Isaiah McCrary led the defense.
The freshman white team plays Thursday versus South Grand Prairie at 5:30 p.m. in Grand Prairie.
The freshman blue football team lost 48-14 to Desoto.
Jordan Elliot and Zach Estridge each had a touchdown. Estridge also made some key blocks and tackles. Hunter Freeman played tough at fullback and safety.