Tiger football puts leash on Bulldogs in 21-13 win
MANCHESTER CENTER — The Middlebury Union High School football team on Friday knocked off previously unbeaten Division II host Burr & Burton on Friday, 21-13, surprising a team that many around the state had proclaimed Vermont’s best.
The Tigers improved to 3-3 and remain in eighth-place in D-I heading into this Friday’s home gave vs. the Burlington-South Burlington cooperative program. The 4-2 SeaWolves are tied for sixth in D-1.
Junior back Tyler Buxton figured in all three Tiger scores. His 12-yard, second-quarter touchdown run made it 6-0 and provided the only points of the first half.
In the Tigers’ opening drive of the second half Buxton tossed a four-yard halfback option pass to Zach Dunn for the second Tiger TD. In the fourth quarter Buxton capped a Tiger march with a one-yard TD run to make it 21-6 with 8:29 remaining.
For the 5-1 Bulldogs Logan Morgan ran for a 12-yard touchdown, and quarterback Joey McCoy tossed a 28-yard scoring pass to John Morgantini with 5:24 to play.
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