Junior Varsity Raiders run past Princeton
by Danny McDowell Sports Writer
The Midway j. v. football team saw action for the first time of the season on Thursday. They cruised to a 30-6 victory over the visiting Bulldogs from Princeton.
The Raiders did all of their scoring in the first half. The first score came on a 40 yard pass play from quarterback Austin Raynor to Paris Smith with 7:16 remaining in the first quarter. Larry Blanks ran for 2 points on the conversion play and Midway led 8-0.
Still in the opening frame, Terrell McGee scampered 35 yards for pay dirt giving the home team a 14-0 lead. The 2 point run failed.
In the second period, Larry Blanks dashed into the end zone from 22 yards out put the Raiders up 20-0. Dillon Lee added 2 points on a successful conversion, making the score 22-0 with 6:18 left in the first half.
The Raiders’ final touchdown of the half, and of the game, came with 2:27 remaining in the second quarter. Blanks scored from 8 yards out and then Raynor called his own number on the 2 point conversion. The Raiders led 30-0.
In the second half, a combination of turnovers, heat cramps, and more determined Princeton defense kept the Raiders out of the end zone. The Bulldogs scored following a Raider fumble on their own 3 yard line to foil the shutout.
The junior varsity Raiders are 1-0 and will travel to Rosewood next week.
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