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Football: Blake 40, Middleton 34

TAMPA — Blake stifled the Middleton offense on its final drive to hold on at home. Blake's DeAndre James intercepted QB Todd Sims at midfield with two seconds left to end the potential tying drive. That capped a busy night for James, who rushed for two touchdowns and 156 yards on 20 attempts and caught a 79-yard TD from Kristian Robinson. For Middleton (1-5, 0-5) Amp Carswell had five catches and a TD and rushed for 83 yards on 13 attempts. His 55-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter prompted Blake (2-4, 1-4) to double-team him on the final play.

"On a few possessions we lost track of him, and he hurt us," coach Darryl Gordon said. "We located him and adjusted on defense … we covered him up with an extra DB and we made the play." Joe Polito, Times correspondent

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Football: Blake 40, Middleton 34 10/05/12 [Last modified: Saturday, October 6, 2012 12:38am]
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