NEWS ARTICLE from THE MORNING JOURNAL, 10-21-00 By MATT GOUL, Morning Journal Correspondent
"AVON -- ... In a game that would be between evenly matched teams, the Middies compiled 424 yards in total offense and scored six touchdowns while stuffing the Eagles on defense.
The Middies held Avon to only 32 yards rushing in the game. Avon had minus-5 yards on the ground at halftime ...
|Patrick Henry kept the football and blazed down the sideline before cutting back across the field for an electrifying 25-yard run.|
The game was scoreless until Midview running back Sterling Rogers scored with 3:28 remaining in the first quarter to give the Middies a 7-0 lead.
On Avon's next drive, Midview linebacker Brian Bennett intercepted Patrick Henry's pass on the Eagles' second play and returned the ball to Avon's 16-yard line. Three plays later, senior running back Matt Schmidt increased the lead on a 4-yard run that gave Midview a 14-0 lead late in the first period.
Midview scored two more touchdowns in the second period on another score by Sterling Rogers from five yards out and one more from Schmidt to take a 28-0 lead into the locker room at halftime ...
|Henry hooked up with Matt Miesle for a 24-yard gain.|
Avon came out fired up in the second half and started to put together a good drive in an attempt to bring them back into the ballgame. Avon running back Jacob Schober gained a first down from a fake punt on a fourth-and-two situation that kept the drive alive.
Two plays later, Henry hooked up with Matt Miesle for a 24-yard gain to move the chains. Henry finished the game completing 7-of-16 passes for 90 yards and an interception.
A couple of plays later in the drive, Henry gave the Avon faithful something to cheer about. He kept the football and blazed down the sideline before cutting back across the field and using some nifty juke moves for an electrifying 25-yard pickup that brought the Eagles deep into Midview territory ..."
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