This piece originally appeared in the Vermont School Boards Association’s October 2013 newsletter.
RUTLAND — Middlebury Union High School football Coach Dennis Smith stood teary-eyed at midfield, soaked head to toe, trying to take it all in Saturday night. The Tigers had just capped their undefeated season with a win over powerhouse South Burlington to capture the Division I state title.
Behind an impressive performance by junior quarterback Austin Robinson, who threw for one touchdown and ran for three, the Tigers beat the Rebels, 26-6, in front of a capacity crowd at Alumni Field in Rutland.
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The Middlebury Union High School football team defeated South Burlington at the Divsion I state championship game in Rutland on Saturday evening. The undefeated Tigers, who beat South Burlington earlier this season, fell behind early, 6-0, but rallied to carry a 13-6 lead into halftime. MUHS scored twice in the second half and won 26-6.
See a full account of the game and photos in Monday's Addison Independent — online and on your newsstand.