TAMPA — A late interception by cornerback Jyhaad Grant sealed the first win for Middleton (1-3, 1-1), which overwhelmed Lennard (4-1, 0-1) as it tallied 232 passing yards and 391 total yards in a 32-27 win.
The Tigers had been blown out in their past two games, scoring 11 total points against Plant City and Robinson.
Middleton's Aydric Brown returned the opening kick 92 yards, to the Longhorns 7-yard line. Two plays later quarterback Aaron Midthus ran in the end zone for a touchdown, his first of three. Midthus threw for 232 yards and two scores as he completed 11 of his 22 passes. Richard Benjamin caught four passes and both touchdowns.
The passing attack was aided by 159 rushing yards. Brown had 68 yards on 10 attempts. Tevin Sutton added 48 yards and a score.
Quarterback Fred Porter led the Longhorns with 88 yards and two touchdowns.
Kyle Bennett, Times correspondent