Week two of the high school football season saw the Middlebury Union High Tigers rack up win number two as they rallied to roll past host Fair Haven Union High 32-13 last Friday night. Otter Valley, however, took on on the chin losing at Milton High 22- 6 and Mount Abraham dropped fell to Winooski High at home 28-14.
Middlebury 32, Fair Haven 13
This marks two straight years that Middlebury has rallied from early deficits to beat Fair Haven. On Friday night the host Slaters had first half leads of 7-0 and 13- 6. But the Tigers got a 22-yard scoring from Marshall Hastings to Brian Ashley -Selleck in the closing seconds of the first half to cut the lead to 13- 12. The Tigers then went on to outscore the Slaters 20-0 in the second half to pull away for the win.
Hastings once again paced the Middlebury offense also running for two touchdowns. Quarterback Robert Coloutti ran for one touchdown and threw a touchdown pass to account for Fair Havens offense,
The Tigers face a stiff challenge as they play their first home game of the season this Friday night taking on Mount Mansfield Union High. The Cougars opened their season two weeks ago with an impressive overtime win over defending Division I state champion Essex High.
Milton 22, Otter Valley 6
Milton held Otter Valley scoreless until late and got touchdowns from three different players in chalking up the 22-6 victory. Otter quarterback Zack Williams, who completed 13 of 24 passes for 88 yards, scored the Otters only touchdown on a 18-yard scamper in the final seconds of the contest.
The 1-1 Otters have their first home game this Saturday taking on U-32 at 1 p.m.
Winooski 28, Mount Abraham 14
Quarterback Ian shaw tossed touchdown passes of 26 and 57 yard to B.J. Haskins, but it wasn't enough as Mount Abraham dropped a disappointing one to visiting Winooski High 28-14. Spartan quarterback Devon Rollins passed for two touchdowns and ran for a third as Winooski opened it season with the win.
After opening their season with two losses at home, the Eagles will look to break into the win column this Saturday when they play at MSJ at 1 p.m.