The Middletown Middies got their first GMC conference win of the season Friday as they defeated the Fairfield Indians 41-26.
Fairfield (2-2, 0-1) head coach Jason Krause had a bittersweet return to Barnitz Stadium, where he once had back-to-back ten win seasons and playoff appearances in both 2009 and 2010. Friday, however, he left Middletown with a loss, dropping 2-2 in the season.
The Middies (2-2, 1-0) scored five touchdowns the first half alone, most of their attack on the ground, but one score came from a seven-yard pass from Jalin Marshall to William Peters. The Middletown defense shut out the Indians’ offense the first two quarters until Tyron Harper ran for 62 yards for a touchdown to finally put Fairfield on the board near the start of the second half.
The Indians’ offense desperately hung on scoring two touchdowns in the final moments of the game, as quarterback Miles Harris connected with teammates Tyron Harper and Jimmy Trauthwein. Although Fairfield outscored Middletown 20-7 in the fourth quarter, it was not enough to beat the Middies who led the entire game.
Middletown heads to Lakota East next to try and improve their .500 record, as Fairfield hosts Lakota West.
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