When last we saw the Midlothian Panther football team, it allowed five second half touchdowns, but still found a way to get a win.

The Panthers (2-1) had a 30-9 lead at halftime and held on to win 47-42 over Justin Northwest.

But that was two weeks ago and now Midlothian is ready to start district 5-5A play.

First up for the Panthers on their district slate are the South Grand Prairie Warriors.

The Warriors (1-2) are also coming off a bye week, but prior to their bye week, South Grand Prairie suffered back-to-back losses.

Midlothian is just the opposite, as they are on a two-game winning streak.

Last year when these two teams met, the Warriors held on to earn a 17-14 win.

Midlothian was trailing 10-6 entering the gameís final frame.

Then quarterback Dillon Fairbanks, threw for 211 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 70 yards on 14 carries.

This year the Warriors will have to worry about another versatile quarterback.

Bryce Murphy is leading the charge for Midlothian at quarterback. Murphy has completed 39 of 67 passes for 345 yards and three touchdowns.

But Murphy is a dual threat.

He is also leading the team on the ground with 338 yards on 53 attempts, five of which are for touchdowns. Murphy leads the team in all three of those categories.

Murphy did get a little playing time in last seasonís matchup.

He attempted one pass, an incompletion, and ran once for 10 yards. He also made four solo tackles on the defensive side of the ball.

The other ground threats the Panthers have are Justin Seeton and Mike Glenn.

Seeton is right behind Murphy in all three of the aforementioned categories with 35 carries, 181 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

Seeton ran 16 times for 46 yards last season against South Grand Prarie. He also had six catches for 57 yards and a touchdown.

Glenn is yet to find the end zone, but is leading the team in yards per carry with 7.37. Overall, Glenn has 140 yards on 19 carries.

Through the air Murphy has done a pretty good job of spreading the ball around.

Five different receivers have at least three catches and all have more than 49 yards.

Brendan Cornel has been the favorite target of his quarterback with 16 catches for 90 yards, as he leads the team in both categories. But Cornel is yet to find the end zone.

Seeton is second on the team with eight catches and third in yards with 72.

Phillip Smith leads the team in yards per catch with 19.5 and has four catches for 78 yards and a touchdown.

Lucas Anderson has three catches for 52 yards and a touchdown.

Daniel Rushing rounds out the receivers with six catches for 49 yards and a touchdown.

After opening their season with a home win over Arlington Lamar, the Warriors have lost back-to-back games against Mesquite schools.

South Grand Prairie lost to North Mesquite two weeks ago 29-9.

The Warriorsí lone touchdown came on the final play of the first half.

Just like with the Panthers, South Grand Prairieís leader is their quarterback.

Jared Johnson has 30 completions on 68 attempts for 478 yards and five touchdowns. He is also second on the team in rushing with 26 carries for 146 yards and a touchdown.

The teamís leader on the ground is Laquinton Bailey who has 37 carries for 177 yards, but is yet to find the end zone. The Warriors have just one touchdown on the ground.

Johnsonís favorite receiver is Quran Barton, who has seven catches for 165 yards and a score.

But also keep an eye out for Kelvin Brigham, who has six catches for 73 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

Kick off is set for 7:30 at MISD stadium.