TWO-A-DAYS: Panthers look to get back to the ‘Midway Standard’

Published: Aug. 1, 2022 at 10:25 PM CDT
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WACO, Texas (KWTX) - 2021 was a tough year for Midway’s football program. The team got a new head coach just a couple months before the season started, and the Panthers never really found their footing in one of the toughest districts in the state.

A lot has changed since then. The team has finally had a full offseason under Head Coach Shane Anderson. An offseason filled with some soul-searching.

Coach Anderson explains, “Identifying our brand and coming within ourselves. Finding out who we were. Working on the little things to be a better football team. And, obviously, getting the bad taste out of your mouth after the last two years of a lack of success and not living up to the Midway standard.”

Senior quarterback Reid Tedford will play a major role in the Panther’s success - but only if his offensive line can protect him.

Coach Anderson seems confident they will: “I think it is fair to say our offensive line was probably our worst position last year... and I think they are going to be our best position on the field this year.”

The Panthers also find themselves in a new District that reignites some old rivalries.

Class 6A

(6A) District 12

  • Bryan
  • Copperas Cove
  • Hutto
  • Killeen Harker Heights
  • Pflugerville Weiss
  • Temple
  • Waco Midway

Midway will kickoff the 2022 season at home against Mansfield on August 26th.

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