HINESBURG-With a little less then a minute left to play on the first quarter Champlain Valley Union High School running back J.P. Benoit ran into the end zone from four yards out to give his Redhawks a 7-0 lead over the visiting Middlebury Tigers. That would be the last time either team would see the end zone, as defense ran the show the rest of the way.
Konnor Fleming had two interceptions for CVU, who improved to 4-0 with the win. His second interception came in the final moments of the game when Middlebury was driving and threatening to tie the game. Flemming also lead CVU's rushing attack, gaining 64 yards from his quarterback position.
Tiger defensive back Devin Bradford picked off a pass inside Middlebury's 10-yard line in the fourth quarter, keeping Middlebury's hopes alive. The Tigers fell to 2-2 with the loss.
Meanwhile in Bristol the winless Eagle's struggles continued. Brandon Bates and Andrew Barden scored two touchdowns apiece to lead BFA-Fairfax to a crushing 44-0 defeat over Mount Abraham.
BFA improved to 2-2 with the win, while the Eagles remained winless at 0-4.
Redhawks Still Undefeated
Ericka Gobe scored a pair of goals last Saturday in Hinesburg to lead her Champlain Valley Union Redhawks to a 4-0 win over the Colchester Lakers in high school girls soccer action. Haleigh Smith and Molly Howard rounded out CVU's scoring with single goals, while Lindsay Hawley contributed a pair of assists to the shutout win. Emily Sackett and Sarah Monteith shared net duty for the Redhawks and posted four saves between them. Amber Guyette made four saves fior the Lakers, who dropped to 2-3-1 with the loss. CVU remained unbeaten at 6-0-1 with the win.
The Middlebury Tigers traveled to Swanton the same day where they battled the Missisquoi Valley Thunderbirds to a scoreless tie. G.G. Bonnette-Lykens posted 11 saves for MVU who stood at 1-4-2 following the draw. Sara Bouvah and Sydney Reigle shared the net for Middlebury and preserved the tie by making nine saves between them. The Tigers remained winless after this one at 0-4-2.