MIDLOTHIAN - There was enough activity to distract everyone’s attention Friday night with skydivers, homecoming court plus king and queen coronations.
However, the Midlothian Panthers (3-1) shook the distractions off long enough to post a 41-13 win over Fort Worth Brewer (0-4).
It was the second week in a row that Midlothian has routed its opponent.
Big plays and staunch defense were the highlights of the game.
Midlothian’s Caleb McEachern led all rushers with 22 carries for 121 yards and a pair of scoring runs.
He also caught four passes for 33 yards. Eddie Johnson led all receivers with five catches for 129 yards and a lightening quick 87-yard touchdown toss from Panther quarterback Bryce Petty.
Petty connected on 19 of his 28 passes for 298 yards and touchdown tosses to Russell, Dillon Fowler and Johnson.
The only big play for Brewer came with 4:40 to play in the second quarter when Chris Jones almost intercepted a Panther lateral.
Instead, the ball fell to the ground where Brewer’s Chris Hix alertly scooped the ball up and 65 yards for the touchdown.
The extra point attempt by David Luu was blocked by James Jackson, who also blocked a field goal attempt, to make the score 21-6 at that point.
Midlothian then registered field goals of 32-and 48-yards off the bare foot of Vince Frawley to make the score 27-6 at the half.
The Panther defense did not allow a Brewer score until the second unit was in the game with 1:09 to play in the fourth quarter.
Brad Crabtree recovered a pair of Bear fumbles for turnovers.
Brewer did have a couple of trick plays in the bag as the Bears worked a fake punt to perfection when Blake Forester pulled the ball back and let fly a perfect spiral into the hands of Josh Garcia 35-yards down the field.
Midlothian will begin District 15-4A play on Thursday when the Panthers travel to Wilemon Stadium in Arlington to take on the Seguin Cougars (1-2).