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Lunenburg too strong for MHS

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by Larry S. Chowning

The Middlesex High School varsity football team ran into powerhouse Lunenburg Central Friday and were handed a 61-12 defeat in the Division 1, Group A, Eastern Division playoff game at Lunenburg Central in Victoria. 

“We were simply overmatched, right from the get go,” said Charger head coach Josh Franke. “They returned the opening kickoff for a touchdown and we went three and out on our first set of downs. They blocked our punt and scored again, so we were behind 14-0 three minutes into the game.

“They had 80 guys on their team and hardly any of them seemed to have to play both ways (offense and defense),” said Franke.

The Chargers did score two touchdowns on long pass plays. MHS quarterback Kyle Lawson hit wide receiver Ryheem Lockley with a 65-yard touchdown strike, and completed a 45-yard touchdown pass to Andre Campbell.

“I’m happy with the way things went,” Franke said. “We made a lot of progress since last year. Hopefully, we can make more progress next year and do even better. I’ve enjoyed working with this team and working individually with the players.

“I feel like the seniors will have something positive to take away with them from this season,” he said.

Middlesex with a 4-7 record—a great improvement over last year’s 0-10 record.

posted 11.14.2012

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