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Bulldogs “Deliver” 47-20


-Bulldogs 1st team offense scores on every possession.

By Brett Barnes

An inscription on the James Farley Post Office in New York City reads: “Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor gloom of night, stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds.” So went the Milton-Union offense, and their “appointed rounds” ended in the Madison Mohawk end zone time after time after time. They scored in rain and in the dark on Friday and in sun with forty mph winds on Saturday in a game that took two full days to complete because of strong storms. Milton-Union scored on every offensive possession of the football game but one (a second team fumble on the opponent’s one yard line) in route to a decisive 47-20 victory.

Middletown Madison came to play and made it a ball game early when Caleb Hollon broke fee from 41-yards giving the Mohawks a 7-0 lead.

M-U answered in 1:14 when London Cowan hit a streaking Trevor Klosterman with a deadly strike from 65-yards out. Nick Fields’ extra point tied the game at 7-7.

After Madison failed on its next drive, M-U began to march when lightning struck…. literally. A lightning strike halted play, and the two teams trudged to their locker rooms never to return this night, and the game resumed Saturday at 2:00. It took two plays for M-U to score when Tyler Brown (103 yards) scored from 24-yards out giving the Bulldogs a lead they would never relinquish 14-7.

Madison again failed to move the ball, and the Bulldogs took advantage with a short drive culminating with another Brown touchdown and a 20-7 lead.

Middletown fought back one last time and scored on Tre Owens’ 2-yard scamper with 8:29 left in the half, but back came the Bulldogs one more time and guess who? Tyler Brown this time from 4=yards away capped another drive giving M-U a 27-14 lead at the half.

The second half often brings a renewed sense of passion and a feeling that victory can be secured. M-U made sure Madison did not feel that. Taking the opening kick-off, the Bulldogs drove 69-yards on 9-plays, and this time David Karns scored from 9-yards out to make the score 33-14. Madison had to score to keep their hopes alive. They never got the ball. M-U tried an onside kick and recovered on the 46-yard line. Another Bulldog drive ended in success, when Cowan hit Alex King from 25-yards away. The Bulldogs had added two touchdowns, and Madison had not even seen the football.

Cowan completed an awesome day of passing on the next Bulldog possession when he hit David Karns with a beautiful screen pass from 14 yards out making the score 47-14. Madison added a late touchdown against the second team defense making the final 47-20.

Middletown Madison had 332 yards of total offense, and M-U had a whopping 532 yards of total offense. M-U now stands at 4-1, 1-0 while Madison fell to 3-2, 0-1. The Bulldogs travel to Carlisle next Friday night.




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Mike McDermott is publisher of several web news properties, including this one. Long time resident, and local business owner, Mike McDermott lives in the downtown and fiercely defends Tipp City's honor at home and abroad.

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