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Danny McDowell/The Sampson IndependentMidway's Larry Blanks fights his way to the goal line in a j. v. football game Thursday versus Princeton.
Danny McDowell/The Sampson IndependentMidway's Larry Blanks fights his way to the goal line in a j. v. football game Thursday versus Princeton.
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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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