Mistakes, Miscues, and Blunders Lead to Panther Loss

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The bad news about Duncanville’s game against Waco Midway last Friday was that the Panthers hurt themselves time and time again. The good news is, when they didn’t turn the ball over they did a good job of moving up and down the field. Giving the ball up five times, four fumbles and one interception, make it impossible to stay in a ball game, but when two of those turnovers lead to two touchdowns in just over a minute to end the first half it pretty seals the game with a 45-34 loss for Duncanville.

Duncanville scored with 2:34 left in the first half to bring the game to close within eight points, 21-13. Midway QB Sam Glaesmann led a 6-play drive that took 90 seconds to drive 75-yards for the score to go up 28-13.

And this is where Duncanville let the game getaway. On the ensuing kickoff the kick was muffed with Midway recovering. Two plays later Glaesmann hit Corey Karnel for a 17-yard touchdown to take the lead to 35-13. Midway kicked the ball short again, and the Duncanville failed to secure the ball and Midway recovered again. Two plays later it was Glaesmann to Karnel for another score, this time a 14-yard pass to the end zone that put Waco up 42-13.

Duncanville came out the second half and immediately drove the ball 64 yards on a 9-play touchdown drive with Alfredo Porter carrying for the last 14-yards to find pay dirt, closing the gap to 42-20.

The Duncanville defense played a strong second half, keeping the powerful Midway offense from scoring anything but a field goal in the second half.

Offensively Duncanville moved the ball well, and special teams even secured an onside kick after the Panthers closed to 45-27.

With 2:59 left in the game, Duncanville closed to 45-34 on a Mike Myers to Isaiah Upshaw 23-yard pass to cap a 3-play drive. Two missed field goals by Duncanville, 51-yards and 35-yards, could have closed the gap further, but the earlier miscues were too much to overcome.

Duncanville led with 507 yards of total offense, 242 rushing and 265 passing, compared to Waco Midway’s 428 yards of offense.

For Duncanville, Mike Myers was 20 of 35 for 265 yards, one touchdown and one interception, while Sam Glaesmann was 16 of 22 for 166 yards, three touchdowns and two interceptions.

The leading rusher for Duncanville was Alfredo Porter with 129 yards on nine carries and two touchdowns. Mike Myers also had 81 rushing yards and two rushing touchdowns. Waco Midway rushers were led by Gleasmann with 121 yards on 10 attempts.

Duncanville’s receiving corps was led by Jakari Brooks, on four catches for 92 yards, while Midway’s Corey Karnel had seven catches for 97 yards and two touchdowns.

As was reported last week, Mesquite Horn had to forfeit their earlier victory over Duncanville due to an ineligible player. This loss drops Duncanville to 2-2 on the season as they prepare to enter district 8-6A action.

Other action in district 8-6A saw DeSoto drop to 1-3 on the season with a 35-33 loss to Cibolo Steele and Mansfield topped Fort Worth Eastern Hills by a 42-0 score with both games being played last Thursday. In other Friday night action, Cedar Hill downed Coppell 36-21, Grand Prairie lost 29-22 to Richland, South Grand Prairie defeated Abilene Cooper 36-30, and Midlothian defeated Haltom 35-10.

This week district play will see Duncanville travel to Mansfield’s Vernon Newsome Stadium to take on Mansfield High. Grand Prairie will travel to Desoto and South Grand Prairie will host Midlothian. With a seven team district, Cedar Hill has a bye week.