JV Chargers off to 3-1-1 start
|Members of the 2014 Middlesex High School junior varsity football team are, front row from left, Cameron Morgan, Ziare Keyser, Logan Snyder, Carlos Marshall, Dylan Wells, Elijah Darnell, Stefon Coleman and Cameron Wells; middle row, Deandre’ Jessie, K.J. Brooks, Thomas Hamilton III, Demetre South, Leke Robinson, Thomas Diggs and Jerry Lindsey; and back row, Kevin Horton, Jeffrey Jones, Deaudre’ Briggs, Tyler Radabaugh, Andres Rowe and Justin Thompson. Team members not in the photo are Isaiah Burse and Ryan Smith. The team is off to a 3-1-1 start and is coached by head coach Aaron Dodge and assistant coaches Zach Belcher, Bob Boxley, Jack Callis and Justin Mott. (Photo by Tom Chillemi)|
The Middlesex High School junior varsity football team has jumped out to one of its best starts in years. The JVs have a 3-1-1 record and is a game behind King William in the chase for the Conference 42 title. The title will most likely be determined Monday, October 20, at 6:30 p.m. when the Chargers travel to King William to take on the Cavaliers.
The JV Chargers’ only loss came in the first game of the season on September 3, 16-6 at Mathews. Cameron Wells scored the Chargers’ only touchdown in the game on a quarterback run. At that point the score was 8-6 with three minutes left in the game when a Mathews defensive back intercepted a pass to generate another score for the Blue Devils.
The Chargers’ second game of the season on September 10 was against Rappahannock. MHS tied the Indians 14-14 on the Raiders’ home field. Middlesex’s first touchdown came on a slant pass from Wells to Stefon Coleman. The second touchdown came in the last seconds of the game when Wells scored on a run.
The first MHS win of the season was 18-12 over Lancaster on the Red Devils home field on September 17. Wells scored first for MHS on a 2-yard run. Demetre South then scored on a 40-yard pass play from Wells. The final touchdown came with 3.6 seconds left in the game when Elijah Darnell intercepted a pass and ran it back 30 yards for the winning score.
The Chargers second win came against Northampton when MHS defeated the Eastern Shore rival, 8-6. Wells scored on a rushing touchdown and on a 2-point conversion for the win.
In their most recent game on October 6, MHS defeated West Point, 34-6. In that game, Wells hit South for a 50-yard touchdown to start the scoring. The second touchdown came on a screen pass from Wells to Thomas Diggs, and the third TD came when Wells scored after Coleman intercepted a pass and ran it to the Chargers one yard line.
Middlesex had a game against Northumberland rained out, and Charles City forfeited as it no longer has a team. The Chargers record is 3-1-1 as Coach Dodge said the forfeit should not be part of his team’s record.
After the King William game on October 20, MHS will play King and Queen at home on Monday, October 27, at 6:30 p.m.