ARLINGTON — The Midlothian Panthers’ ground attack got rolling once again, and shared the load Friday night as the Panthers defeated Arlington Seguin, 42-7, at Wilemon Stadium, improving to 4-0 overall and 2-0 in District 5-5A (II) play.
The Panthers rushed 60 times and picked up 342 yards, with multiple running backs taking handoffs. Ethan Hill ran 14 times for 102 yards and a touchdown, followed by Jeremy McCoy with 10 carries for 76 yards and a score and Laine Martin with 13 caries for 74 yards and a team-high two TDs. Quarterback Tate Corbin added a rushing touchdown.
Corbin threw the football only eight times, completing four passes for 70 yards, including a 37-yard touchdown to McCoy to wrap up the scoring with 5:20 remaining in the game.
Defensively, the Panthers dominated the Cougars, limiting them to 149 ground yards and 199 total.
Seguin (0-4, 0-2) briefly made a game of it in the second quarter when quarterback X’avion Brice broke loose for a 25-yard touchdown run, cutting Midlothian’s lead to 14-7 at the 5:26 mark.
But the Panthers responded with a quick drive, and McCoy scored from 20 yards out to give them a 21-7 halftime lead.
Midlothian took control in the second half, getting touchdown runs from Martin and Hill in the third quarter and capping the night off with Corbin’s scoring toss to McCoy.
Shane Reasonover was a perfect 6-of-6 on extra-point attempts for the Panthers.
Brice finished with 78 yards rushing and his team’s lone score to lead Seguin, adding 50 passing yards.
The Panthers continue district play on Friday night at MISD Multipurpose Stadium against Burleson Centennial (3-1, 1-1), whose only loss came against Aledo in the district opener. Centennial is coming off a 26-14 win against Everman.