Middletown Captures District Three 3A Crown
Wyomissing Area (8-3) and Middletown (11-0) faced off in Hershey Thursday night for the District Three 3 A title. The Spartans have made the District final in six of the last seven years. The Blue Raiders were making their first appearance in Hershey since 2008. Middletown scored first and pulled away in quarter two. The Blue Raiders defeated Wyomissing Area 48-20 to win the District Three 3A title and advance to the PIAA Football Tournament
Middletown was led by RB Brady Fox. Brady had three scores which included a 62-yard run in the second quarter that broke the game open. QB Chase Snavely’s three TD passes and a TD run highlighted a solid performance as well.
An emotional Brady Fox said, “We have all been working hard from when we were in midget football together. Now we are all bonded together and proving we can change everything.” Middletown Head Coach Brett Myers said, “Our seniors have worked so hard, it was really hard thinking about them possibly not practicing tomorrow. This means an awful lot to the players. This means an awful lot to the community.”
Middletown got off to a shaky start. A fumbled punt gave a short field to Wyomissing early in the game. The Blue Raider defense made a stand to force Wyomissing to settle for a 36-yard field goal by Connor Mendel making it 3-0 at the 7:17 make of quarter one.
Middletown bounced right back. Chase Snavely dove across to culminate an impressive drive for the Blue Raiders. It was 7-3 at the 4:14 mark of the first quarter.
The second quarter started with Wyomissing deep in the Middletown end. The Blue Raider defense held and pushed the Spartans out of the red zone. Connor Mendels second field goal of the night, this time a 41 yarder, made it 7-6 with 10:13 until half.
Middletown took control of the game at this point. The next three Middletown drives resulted in touchdowns. Wyomissing could not move the ball against the tough Middletown defense.
A 62-yard TD run by Brady Fox was sandwiched by TD passes by quarterback Snavely. Middletwon led 27-6 at the half and would never look back.
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The Blue Raiders increased the lead to 34-6 on another Brady Fox TD at the 8:44 mark of quarter three. Wyomissing answered as we went into quarter four with a QB Avery Holt, 8-yard TD pass to Hunter Niedrowski. The teams traded TD’s in quarter four and another TD by Brady Fox made the final score Middletown 48 Wyomissing Area 20.
Middletown moves into the PIAA tourney to face the winner of Scranton Prep-Montoursville. Wyomissing Area finishes it’s season with an (8-4) record.
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