JV Raiders claim third straight win


By Daron Barefoot - Sports Writer



Trevor Lutz carries one for the Raiders, helping them get their third win of the season over Rosewood.


Midway’s JV football team was back in action on Thursday evening, hosting Rosewood in non-conference gridiron action. The contest was a high scoring affair but Midway picked up the victory, winning 30-20.

After Rosewood’s opening drive stalled, the Raider offense went right to work. Facing long yardage on third down, Midway quarterback Cal Tyndall connected with Thornton Baggett to extend the strive. With 2:43 on the clock, the Raiders capitalized, scoring on a 6-yard touchdown run by Trevor Lutz. Kevin McCray converted the two-point conversion on a rush attempt and Midway led 8-0.

That lead carried over to the second quarter but the Eagles were threatening.

With 8:29 on the clock in the second quarter, Rosewood scored a touchdown on fourth down and converted the two-point try to tie the game at 8-8.

The Raiders had an answer.

Midway settled in for a long drive, both physically on the field and in time. The Raiders possessed the ball for most of the quarter and found the end zone with just under a minute remaining in the half. With 56 seconds on the clock, Midway’s Brandon Holley scored the touchdown on a 2-yard scamper to reclaim the lead. Lutz converted the two-point conversion to make it 16-8 Midway at the half.

The second half began much like the first ended.

Midway received the kickoff and once again settled in for a long drive that spanned most of the quarter. The Raiders took the clock all the way down to 2:23 before Jaden Covington found the end zone to make it 22-8.

That score carried over to the fourth quarter but Rosewood was threatening once more. With 9:08 left in the game, the Eagles punched it in once more to pull back to within 22-14.

For the first time all game, the Eagles defense held the Raiders offense at bay and was able to get possession back with a chance to tie the game. Midway’s defense returned the favor.

The Eagles drive went backwards and Rosewood was forced to punt from within their own end zone. The punt was a fake and Midway’s Tyndall came up with a huge tackle inside the Eagles 5-yard line to set the Raiders up with first and goal.

Midway made the Eagles pay on the very next play as Tyndall took the QB sneak into the end zone for the score. Covington converted the two-point conversion to make it 30-14 with 3:49 remaining.

Rosewood would add one final score with 2:21 left left to come back to within 30-20, but that’s as close as they would get. Midway went on to win 30-20.

With the win, Midway is now 3-1 overall and will return to action next week with a road trip to Wallace-Rose Hill.

Trevor Lutz carries one for the Raiders, helping them get their third win of the season over Rosewood.
http://www.clintonnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/09/web1_Lutz.jpgTrevor Lutz carries one for the Raiders, helping them get their third win of the season over Rosewood.

By Daron Barefoot

Sports Writer

Reach Daron Barefoot at dbarefoot@gmail.com. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter @SampsonInd.

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