Whether it’s in district or non-district, and whether it’s at Wildcat Stadium or Panther Stadium, the Hewitt Midway Panthers keep coming up with ways to defeat Temple. And for the Wildcats, that’s a very painful and frustrating feeling.
With at least a share of the District 12-6A championship at stake Friday night at Wildcat Stadium, unbeaten Temple expected to get the football back and drive for the go-ahead or tying score after Bryce Boland’s 27-yard field goal gave Midway a three-point lead with 4½ minutes remaining.
But after Midway had popped up high, short kickoffs throughout the evening, its ensuing kickoff was a low, skidding effort that bounced off a player on Temple’s front line before the Panthers’ Davieon Betts pounced on the ball at the Wildcats’ 43-yard line.
“It’s funny how with great teams, the ball bounces their way,” Temple coach Scott Stewart said.