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Host team CVU tops Tiger football

HINESBURG — Host Champlain Valley dealt the Middlebury Union High School football team a setback in its quest for a top-four seed in Division I on Saturday, as the Redhawks scored 21 unanswered fourth-quarter points to defeat the Tigers, 35-14.

The setback drops MUHS to 3-3 and into sixth place in the D-I race, while the Redhawks moved to 5-1. The Tigers host Mount Mansfield this Friday and wrap up their regular season by visiting Burr & Burton a week later.

Versus CVU the Tigers got rushing touchdowns from Nick Austin-Neil (16 carries for 84 yards) and Brian Whitley (seven carries for 49 yards), and QB Jackson Gillett added 30 yards on 11 attempts.

CVU QB Max Destito tossed a tie-breaking 10-yard TD pass to Alex Provost early in the fourth quarter, and Jack Sumner scored on offense and Ryan Canty returned an interception for a score in the quarter for the Redhawks.

Destito completed 17 of 25 passes for 289 yards and three TDs, one each to Sumner, Jared Anderson and Alex Provost, who caught eight passes for 81 yards. Angelos Carroll caught three passes for 111 yards and ran nine times for 42 yards.

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