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8th grade- The future of Medina Valley battled in a Civil War contest at Panther Stadium Tuesday night as Loma Alta faced off against Medina Valley Middle School. With a great pass from Michael Newton to Cade Galyon for a touchdown, the Panthers capped the drive by making the extra point by Gonzalo Doria which proved to be the game winner as Medina Valley Middle won the game 8-6. The offensive line of Brennan Butler, Charlie Zinsmeyer, Kyle Lockwood, Jesse Esquivel, Eric Mercado, Vincent Berger had the tough task of keeping the front 6 of Loma Alta out of the backfield and off the QB. They were up to task and made adjustments throughout the game that proved to be beneficial to the Panthers down the stretch. The Defense led by Ryan Rincon, Sergio Ruiz, Landen Evans, Joseph Haan, Kolby Gear, Brody Ripps, Darnell McGarity, Jeroham Hernandez and Kyle Crisp held the Highway 90 Panthers to just 6 points on the evening which is their lowest output of the year. The boys have had to deal with adversity all year with injuries and setbacks due to low numbers but the hard work paid off with victory! The Panthers head to Boerne High School next Wednesday September 30th to take on Boerne North at 6:30 pm. GO MV!
7th grade White- The 7th Grade White team showed their fighting spirit in a losing effort Tuesday night 13-12. A back and forth game that came down to who had the ball last. The Panthers of Medina Valley Middle School were plagued with penalties all night with 11 penalties that halted some drives and put the Panthers in a hole. The offensive line of Jake Holzhaus, Noah Soto, Sebastian Trejo, Jose Garcia, Angel Elizondo and Jayden Perez opened up some big holes for double headed monsters at running back of Reese Hatcher and Connor Haby. Zane Shadrock led the way at fullback and Sammy Garcia was poised under pressure from the Loma Alta defense. On the defensive side the Panthers had some strong performances from Kaden Jordan who had a fumble recovery, Connor Haby who had an interception on the evening. Other defensive standouts were Daniel Quintero, Logan Kutzer, Noah Soto, Sebastian Trejo and Jose Garcia. The Panthers fought hard and continue to improve on a week to week basis. They will travel to Boerne High School next week to face the Greyhounds at 4:30pm.
7th grade Orange- The 7th Grade Orange team Plagued with turnovers could not overcome the early mistakes which put them down 20-0 at the end of the first quarter. Missed opportunities on the defensive and offensive side were costly in the losing effort. The boys settled down and held Loma Alta the rest of the game to just 95 yards from quarters 2 through 4. Field position was a huge obstacle the whole game as the fighting Panthers of Medina Valley Middle could not get out of Loma Alta territory for most of the night. The offensive line led by Lane Solis, Beau Weimers, Trip Robbins, Sean Minga, Steven Montes, Jagger Niemietz, Javonni Stanton, and Vallen De La Fuente had their hands full with a Loma Alta defense that has only allowed two Touchdowns all year long. The backfield of Tommy Driscoll, Connor Crisp, Logen Pargas and Joseph Haby ran the ball hard, combining for 85 yards on the night. The defense anchored by Beau Weimers had the tough task of stopping a Loma Alta rushing attack that averages 26 points a game. Other defensive standouts were Lane Solis, Steven Montes, Logen Pargas, Connor Crisp, Chas Boehme, Sean Minga, Vallen De La Fuente, Javonni Stanton and Jake Phillips. The boys will travel to Greyhound stadium next week in a rematch from week 1, which the Panthers look to avenge a 18-0 lost. “We have to limit the mistakes and try to get better than we were yesterday, we are working hard and with each passing day, the coaches can see the growth in these young men.” Coach Stancek