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Chargers fall 34-28; host Pointers in this Friday

The Middlesex High School varsity football team battled hard but lost to Nandua, 34-28 on the Eastern Shore Friday night.

The Chargers were paced by Chuckie Morris, who passed for 2 touchdowns and completed 3 of 5 passes for 62 yards.

Malcolm Ward completed 6 of 10 passes for one touchdown and 67 yards.

Split end Nigel Rich caught 6 passes for 58 yards; Marcus Hammond caught one pass for 30 yards; Kris Baylor one pass for 28 yards; and Ward caught one pass for 13 yards. Ward and Baylor caught passes from Morris, and Hammond caught a touchdown pass from Ward.

Ward was the leading rusher with 49 yards on 13 carries. Hammond had 31 yards on 4 carries; Ronnie Watkins had 20 yards on 5 carries; and Morris had 12 yards on 2 carries.

The Chargers’ first score came in the first quarter when Ward passed 30 yards to Hammond for a touchdown. 

MHS scored in the second quarter on a 10-play, 71-yard drive that resulted in a 13-yard touchdown pass from Morris to Ward.

Middlesex scored again in the second quarter on a 6-play, 53-yard drive that resulted in Morris hitting Baylor with a 28-yard scoring pass.  Ward converted on the two-point conversion to tie the game 21-21 at the half.

Nandua came out strong in the third quarter and scored on a 58-yard drive to take a 28-21 lead. The Warriors scored again in the fourth period to up their lead to 34-21.

Middlesex scored its final touchdown with 1:43 to play when Ward finished off a 52-yard drive with a 2-yard touchdown run.

The Chargers (0-5) will host West Point Friday night in the MHS homecoming game. The Tidewater District game starts at 7 p.m. 

posted 10.08.2008

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