The Midlothian JV football Blue team played its final game of the year last week against Cedar Hill and managed to pull out a 20-20 tie.
Midlothian was led by junior Joss Duncan carrying the ball and running hard for four quarters. He also scored the game-tying touchdown with one minute left in the game.
Garrett Wolf added two extra points to lead the special teams.
The defense came up big and created great field position for the offense. The Panthers won the turnover battle as Adam Solis had an interception that he returned to the Cedar Hill 30-yard line. Garrett Hopgood forced a fumble that Tyler Gibson recovered.
The defense only gave up a few explosive plays and held strong most of the night. Kalon Dudley led the defensive line with physical play through out the night.
The offensive pounded the ball all night thanks to Joss Duncan, LaDarius Hicks, and Adam Schroeder. Each of them had a touchdown.
The offensive line was led by Chris Castro, Brent Trammell and Sonny Kemp, who dominated the line of scrimmage against a very big and physical Cedar Hill team.
Tyler Cody added a big catch in the third quarter that helped keep the defense on its heels. Conner Henderson and Zach Caldwell produced very physical blocking on the edge that helped turn short run plays into big gains for the offense.
The JV Blue Panther finished a tremendous season with a record of 7-2-1. These young men played extremely hard all year and had an excellent season
The JV White team fought hard, as they have all season, but came up short in the end.
Multiple Panthers made plays in the game. Zeke Brown and Grant Upchurch both rattled off multiple tough, long runs.
Cruz Houston and Zeke Brown also came up with big catches in traffic to move the chains and keep drives alive.
The defense had multiple big stops on the night. Matt Cherry and Shae Ray were in the backfield multiple times on the night, creating disruption. Nick Morrow and Josh Scott both came up and made solid tackles from their safety position throughout the game.
Even though the Panthers came up short, they can still be proud of their performance this season. The JV White Panthers finish the year with a 7-2-1 record. They are now excited to get back to work and prepare for an even better year next year.