“Tackle, Marcus Johnson” was a familiar refrain over the public address system at Midway football games in the 2018 season.
Even the awards can’t elude the grasp of Jared Rogers.
It was about 10 years ago when Ben Brittain had an epiphany while playing “Road to Glory” on his PlayStation 2. The game of college football was suddenly more than some virtual reality he could control on his television, but something he could do in his own life when he got older.
Don Hyde had every copy of the Tribune-Herald that had a story about his La Vega Pirates in it. Hyde challenged his players to finish writing their story, to not let anyone finish it for them.
History has been the driving factor for these Mart Panthers: And they made history Wednesday as they claimed back-to-back titles for the first time ever.
While offense often takes center stage, when it comes to Centex playoff teams, it’s a bit hard to completely overlook the defensive side of the football — defense not only wins championships, it wins playoff games along the road, too.