MIDDLEBURY — The top-seeded Middlebury Union High School football team on Friday earned a berth in this coming Saturday’s Division II final at Castleton State College, but the win wasn’t easy or pretty, and it might prove to be costly.
The 10-0 Tigers outlasted No. 4 Fair Haven, 9-6, on the quagmire that was Doc Collins Field.
Both the stingy Tiger defense and the deep mud slowed Fair Haven’s potent spread offense — the 6-4 Slaters’ managed 170 yards of offense, 138 in the second half as they tried to rally from a 9-0 halftime deficit.
On the national scene, the size of the Republican sweep is historic. It’s a signal that much of America thinks the course President Obama is pursuing is moving the nation in the wrong direction. That message was clear. What’s not clear is which direction they — the voters seeking change — want the nation to move.
When Brandon’s new town plan was drafted several years ago, walkability was one of the major assets that residents cited. Historic development of Brandon has kept the original village compact, and new housing on Mt. Pleasant and along the spoke streets radiating out from downtown also tend to be small and close together. The downtown shopping area has all the necessities within walking distance, including a supermarket, pharmacy, hardware store, library, three banks, a post office, and pizza and Chinese take-out restaurants.