Middletown Earns Second Straight District 3A Crown
The Middletown Raiders came into the 2017 season with many question marks. How could this team who graduated several stars from a 3A state runner up squad expect to top last years performance? Well they are certainly on their way. The Raiders are undefeated and again District Three AAA champs. Middletown trounced Wyomissing Area in the District Three 3A title game in Hershey 49-0 Thursday night.
Brady Fox had a stellar night for the Raiders. He scored four TDs and passed Jaelen Thompson as the leading rusher in Middletown football history. The Raiders defense also performed well in pitching the shutout. Kyle Truesdale had a key end zone pick and DT Cole Senior led the defensive charge.
Middletown Head Coach Brett Myers said after the game, “So far 12 games and this group of guys has played really, really hard. I don’t know what will happen down the road, but these guys love to play.”
Both teams defenses’ played very tough to start the game. Middletown finally began to move the ball and jumped on top. QB Scott Ash hit Ryan Hughes to cap a nice drive, and it was 7-0 6:58 quarter one. Then Middletown began to impose its will on Wyomissing Area. Brady Fox scored on the next two Middletown possessions and just like that the Raiders were in control 21-0 entering the half.
Brady Fox 2nd TD 28 yards this time @MtownRaiders in control 21-0 over @Wyospartans 5:10 till half @EPAFootball @WPAFootball @HSFBamerica @69Sports @AndyBrackets @BPtashinski @HSPNSports pic.twitter.com/6UExoAAFHm
— Bruce Badgley (@BadgleyBruce) November 17, 2017
Middletown took the second half kick and sped down the field. Fox had another score and it was 28-0. Two plays after a nice end zone pick by Truesdale, Jose Lopez put a sparkling 67-yard run on tape for teams to worry about. It was running clock now with 4:25 left in third. Fox and Chris Johnson had fourth quarter TDs to make the final Middletown 49 Wyomissing 0.
It’s off to the PIAA tourney again for Middletown. Wyomissing Area had a fine season ending with a record of 10-2.
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