Medina Valley traveled to Lockhart on Friday night and came home with an exciting 20-17 victory. The Panthers struck pay dirt first with Devin Johnson scoring from 3 yds out on a sweep to the left behind the blocking of Jonathon Martinez, Andrew Garza, Cayton Chang, Garrison Kindred and Justin Ortiz. The extra point was blocked.
Lockhart responded with a 32 yd field goal and two TD’s in the 2nd quarter to make it 6-17 at halftime. The Panthers came out determined to make a game of it. The defensive unit led by DT AJ Lopez and LB’s Adrian Sustaita and Luke Janosky played lights out the 2nd half. Ethan Dowell went to work in the 2nd half finishing the game with a 15 of 18 passing performance and 187 passing yds. FB Garrison Kindred scored from 4 yds out (2 pt conversion failed) in the 3rd quarter to close the gap to 12-17.
Late in the 4th quarter Sophomore Isaac Santos scored the winning TD from 1 yd out and with Sustaita converting the important 2 pt conversion to make it 20-17 in favor of the visiting Panthers.