In high school football action the Middlebury Tigers built a commanding 42-7 lead and then held off a come back attempt to defeat the Burr and Burton Bulldogs 42-28 last Friday night in Manchester. Quarterback Brandon Burrell had a 18-yard run and threw a 33-yard touchdown pass to Ryan Foley, who also had a short touchdown run. Marshall Hastings returned a punt 76 yards for a touchdown, along with an interception 48 yards for another score. The Tigers final touchdown came when Jerry Hoffman returned the second-half kickoff 72 yards
Jared Bove ran for two touchdowns while quarterback Jake Stalcup threw second-half TD passes to Jake Olivier and Edis Muminovic for Burr and Burton's 28 points. Middlebury improved to 5-2 with the win.
Like the Tigers the Champlain Valley Union Redhawks pulled off a road victory last Friday night. Derek Goodwin rushed for 119 yards on 13 carried to lead CVU to a 21-14 win over Newport. Though Goodwin didn't find the end zone on offense, he did defensively when he recovered a fumble and returned in for a touchdown for the game's first score. CVU quarterback Eric Palmer tossed a 6-yard touchdown to Konnor Fleming in the second quarter and J. P. Benoit finished CVU's scoring with a 3-yard touchdown run late in the third quarter. Emile Hartman had two touchdown runs, accounting for all of North Country's points.
Last Saturday in Bristol Mount Abraham's struggles continued. Jake Bielecki ran for three touchdowns and caught a pass for another to lead the Oxbow Olympians to a 57-0 drubbing of the Mount Abraham Eagles. Quarterback Barry Weigel added two touchdowns runs while Zach Smith and Zach Klunder contributed a TD run each to the onslaught.
Oxbow improved to 3-4overall, and are 2-3 in Division III play. Mount Abraham is 0-7 overall and 0-6 in Division III play.