October 27th, 2014
EAST CLARENDON — The No. 6 Mount Abraham/Vergennes football team knocked off host No. 3 Mill River on Saturday in a Division III quarterfinal, 20-15.
The Eagles improved to 5-4, while MRU, which had defeated Mt. Abe, 32-30, in Bristol on Sept. 11, finished at 6-3.
Next up for the Eagles is No. 2 Fairfax. Fairfax, which defeated Mount Abe in Bristol in September, 20-8, will host that game at 1 p.m. on Saturday.
BRANDON — The No. 7 Mount Abraham Union High School field hockey team had host No. 2 Otter Valley on the ropes for much of Friday’s Division II quarterfinal, piling up a 13-5 edge in penalty corners, 7-1 in the first half.
But the Eagles couldn’t land punches on the stingy OV defense, and midway through the second half the 12-2 Otters came out swinging to earn a 1-0 win.
MIDDLEBURY — With no time left on the clock in Saturday’s Division I quarterfinal against No. 5 South Burlington, the No. 4 Middlebury Union High School Tigers trailed the Rebels, 2-1, on Middlebury College’s Kohn Field.
When 4:09 more time had elapsed, the Tigers had won, 3-2, and earned a semifinal against undefeated No. 1 Essex on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the same site.
HIGH SCHOOL SPORTS
Division I Quarterfinal
10/24 #1 MUHS vs. #8 CVU................... 54-6
Division III Quarterfinals
10/25 #1 OV vs. #8 Poultney............... 41-21
10/25 #6 Mt. Abe vs. #3 Mill River....... 20-15
BRANDON — The No. 1 Otter Valley Union High School football team ousted No. 8 Poultney on this past Saturday, 41-21, and will host No. 4 Windsor on Saturday in a Division III semifinal.
Junior running back Carson Leary rushed for 242 yards and three touchdowns. According to OV’s coaching staff, Leary on Saturday broke Peter Bautista’s 2009 single-season school rushing record of 1,345 yards.
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