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Preseason football: Armwood 42, Middleton 0

SEFFNER — Armwood dispatched Middleton in workmanlike fashion Friday night, and two key Hawks had the headgear for the job.

Quarterback Josh Grady and running back Matt Jones donned yellow hard hats on the sidelines in what they hope will become a team tradition. On the field, the pair paced the Hawks to a 42-0 win that included a running clock in the second half.

"We're working hard, baby," said Grady, who passed for three touchdowns and ran for one.

Jones, who had two scoring runs, said they paid $7 for the hard hats.

Alvin Bailey, A.J. King and Ronnie Thomas had touchdown catches for Armwood, which went 3-of-4 on fourth-down attempts during the first half.

"We have a big, strong offensive line," Armwood coach Sean Callahan said. "It was a chance for me to say, 'You guys had a good summer.' They liked that."

A handful of Hawks defenders were in on a safety in the first quarter, and the unit did not allow Middleton past midfield until late in the third quarter. That came on a 37-yard run by Aydric Brown to Armwood's 27-yard line.

The Tigers only crossed midfield twice in the game.

Steve Lee, Times correspondent


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