Midway Panthers pushing for return trip to state

Posted at 11:11 PM, Aug 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-03 15:20:18-04

Midway's Panthers are used to success and were only a few plays away from being crowned state champions last season.

Quarterback Tanner Mordecai is now in Norman playing for the Sooners. So, his replacement is last season's back up Nick Jimenez.

Midway wants their return trip to Arlington, but to get there the offense will look a lot different.

Running back James Fullbright will look to top his 1,800 yard season behind a stout offensive line.

Still, Head Coach Jeff Hulme said this team doesn't have to be defined by last season.

"We played so well for 15 games last year that to fall short in that last one was disappointing. But that will fade in time. They will remember the ride and they will remember the memories of getting to play an entire semester of football which not many people get to do," Coach Hulme said. 

"We're gonna play hard, and we have a great team. We're gonna play as a team, and we're gonna get to the ball. They're gonna feel us," Trevius Hodges, Panthers' senior defensive back, said. 

Midway will only get two out-of-district games to figure out their new look offense thanks to realignment.

Week one they are at home against Trinity.

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