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Raiders blank MHS

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Middlesex running back Ryan Smith carries the ball against Rappahannock. (Photo by Kristee Norwood)

by Larry Chowning

The Middlesex High School varsity football team lost its second game of the season, 28-0 to the Rappahannock Raiders on August 30 at MHS in Saluda.

The Raiders scored all of their 28 points in the first quarter. The scores included a 40-yard touchdown run; a sustained drive with 12 runs for 57 yards and a touchdown; a 20-yard pass completion for a touchdown; and a defensive score when Charger quarterback Logan Snyder fumbled and the Raiders recovered and ran it into the end zone. 

Rappahannock had a total of 192 offensive yards, while Middlesex had 62 total yards. The Raiders averaged 14.8 yards a carry on the ground while MHS averaged 3.6 yards a carry.

Middlesex is idle this week. The Chargers have a home non-district game against the Lancaster Red Devils on Friday, September 14, at 7 p.m.

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posted 09.06.2018

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