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Middleton 10, Lennard 6

TAMPA — Middleton devised a two-minute comeback over district rival Lennard off the arm of first-year starting quarterback Willie Clay. After the Longhorns' 98-yard TD drive, Clay answered, completing 8 of 10 passes and punching in the final blow on his feet with a 1-yard rush for a 10-6 lead with 10 seconds to go.

All action unfolded in the fourth quarter. The driving Tigers (3-1, 2-1) faced a fourth and 4 when a surprise shift jumped the Longhorns (1-4, 1-3) offsides to sustain the drive. Lennard responded on the goal line, holding up Middleton three times to force an 18-yard field goal by Steve Jourdain for the first points of the game. Lennard misplayed Jourdain's kickoff and lined up on its 2. Quarterback Fred Porter found DeMyco Winston for a 39-yard touchdown.

Justin Sanders caught five of Clay's eight passes on the final drive for 49 yards setting up the go-ahead score.

Bobby Winsler, Times correspondent


Middleton 10, Lennard 6 10/03/09 [Last modified: Saturday, October 3, 2009 12:34am]
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