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Pointers scorch MHS

Charger quarterback Malcolm Ward rushes into the open field to pick up 30 yards against West Point last Friday at MHS.(Photo by Larry Chowning)

by Larry S. Chowning

West Point and its double wing offense were too much for the Middlesex High School varsity football team last Friday as the Pointers defeated the Chargers 59-0 in the Tidewater District opener for both teams.

The West Point offense just overpowered the Charger defense as wingback Antonio Roane scored five touchdowns.

Throughout the contest, the Chargers were plagued with fumbles and penalties. Middlesex had three touchdowns called back because of holding penalties.

The Chargers backup quarterback, Malcolm Ward, started at QB because Chuckie Morris was injured in the October 3 game against Nandua.

Ward made some amazing runs, but each time his efforts were spoiled by penalties.  He had a 55-yard touchdown run called back in the second quarter. In the fourth quarter, he sustained a leg injury and was sidelined for the rest of the game.

West Point scored 44 points in the first half, which resulted in the mercy rule where the clock did not stop in the second half except for touchdowns and injuries. The Pointers scored twice in the second half.

The Chargers (0-1, 0-6) will travel to Colonial Beach Friday night to take on the Drifters at 7 p.m.

posted 10.15.2008

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