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W&L defense stifles Chargers

Middlesex’s Brett Carter (#6) follows a line of blockers as he returns a Washington & Lee punt. The blockers include Robert Drewry (#21), Andre Campbell (#9) and other Chargers. (Photo by Larry Chowning)

by Larry Chowning

The Middlesex High School football team ran into a strong Washington & Lee football team last Friday night and lost 49-0 in the first round of the Class 1A East Region playoffs.

Although Washington & Lee jumped out to a 21-0 first-half lead, the game was not as lopsided as the score indicates. Middlesex was simply unable to take advantage of opportunities.

The Chargers were in the red zone twice after recovering W&L fumbles, but were unable to move the ball. Whenever Middlesex seemed to get a break, penalties or a stiff W&L defense always stopped the Chargers’ offense.

Middlesex had only 123 yards in total offense—82 rushing and 41 passing.

The Middlesex Chargers ended their 2013 season with a 7-4 record.

Read the rest of this story in this week’s Southside Sentinel at newstands throughout the county, or sign up here to receive a print and/or electronic pdf subscription.

posted 11.20.2013

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