Varsity Football · Temple falls 31-28, misses chance to clinch share of title

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.

Click here to read the entire article in the Temple Daily Telegram by Greg Wille.