MHS to host Northampton in homecoming game
by Larry S. Chowning
Undefeated West Point ripped Middlesex 47-8 Friday night in a Tidewater District varsity football game at West Point.
The Chargers’ only touchdown came on a one-yard run by MHS fullback Craig Conley in the second quarter. Dale Smith ran for the 2-point conversion.
Smith continues to be the dominate force in Middlesex’s offense as he racked up 77 rushing yards in 22 carries.
MHS freshman Raheem Lockley had a 12-yard gain on one carry. Jeremy Rich had 8 yards on 4 carries, Conley and Kris Baylor each had 6 yards on 3 carries, and Chuckie Morris rushed for 2 yards on 3 carries. Middlesex (0-1, 2-4) rushed for a total of 103 yards on 39 carries.
Morris completed 3 passes for 15 yards and threw an interception that resulted in a 42 yard touchdown for the Pointers. Matt Duke caught a 10 yard pass and Jasper Smith grabbed a 5 yard pass for the Chargers.
For West Point (2-0, 7-0), Lavonte Brown returned an interception and a kickoff for touchdowns, Antonio Roane ran for 4 TDs and rushed for 143 yards on 10 carries, and Aaron Roane had 134 yards on 17 carries.
West Point scored 22 points in the second quarter and finished with at least one TD in all four quarters.
Middlesex High will hold its annual homecoming festivities this week. The Chargers will play Northampton at 7 p.m. this Friday, October 23.
A homecoming parade will be held on Friday before the game at 5 p.m. The parade will start in the Saluda Courthouse area. The crowning of the homecoming queen and king will be at halftime of the football game.
The homecoming activities will begin with a bonfire and festival tonight, October 22, on the open field behind the high school from 7 to 9 p.m. There will be a Best Dressed Charger Contest, photo booth, dunking booth, moon bounce and hot dogs and hamburgers.