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Football: Lakewood 15, Middleton 12

TAMPA — Lakewood overcame three turnovers as the Spartans outlasted Middleton 15-12 Friday night in the Tigers' first home game of the season.

Lakewood's Tracy Johnson threw two touchdowns, including a 39-yard pass to Terrell Jones on a tipped ball.

But Middleton struck back on the next drive as Amp Carswell darted 80 yards for a score.

Lakewood (4-0) hit first again after halftime as Johnson connected with Rodney Adams for a 14-yard pass.

Middleton responded late in the fourth quarter when Richard Benjamin took a screen pass and sprinted 80 yards to pull the Tigers within three.

Middleton (0-5) had chances numerous chances down the stretch to take the lead but was stalled by penalties. The Tigers committed 11 penalties, including seven encroachment calls.

Mike McCollum, Times correspondent

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Football: Lakewood 15, Middleton 12 10/01/11 [Last modified: Saturday, October 1, 2011 12:13am]
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