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Midway Middle picks up first win

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By The Staff

By BROWNIE ROSE

Roane Newspapers

The Midway Middle Green Waves rolled to their first win of the season with a 42-6 victory over district rival Oakdale.

MMS scored on every first half possession and led 36-0 by halftime. The Green Waves scored on their first two offensive plays following a blocked punt and an interception.

The win against Oakdale locked Midway into fourth place in the district and also gave them a playoff berth. They will play at the top team in the north division of the East Tennessee Class A district. Before that, they have one more regular season game to play at Oliver Springs Thursday evening.

The win over Oakdale almost came too easily as Midway quickly jumped on the Eagles.

A blocked punt by Josh Brummitt to end the first Eagle possession gave Midway they ball on the three yard line. Brummitt turned around and became a runner and scored on the first play.

The Eagles gave the ball up quickly again after the kickoff when Tyler Gibson intercepted a pass and returned it to the 13. Gibson then turned runner and scored from the 13 for the second touchdown.

Quarterback Logan Davidson ran in the two-point conversion for a 14-0 lead with less than half the first quarter ticked off the clock.

Oakdale gave the ball up again on the next possession when Midway’s Cameron Gaines recovered a fumble.

The Green Waves had to run a couple of plays this time before Davidson hit Ben Rose with a 25-yard touchdown pass and a 20-0 lead.

The Eagles gave up their second blocked punt of the game to end the next possession with J.R. Robinson recovering for the Green Waves to end the first quarter.

On the first play of the second quarter, Clay Clower swept in from 20 yards out for the touchdown. Gibson added the two-point run for a 28-0 lead.

Oakdale, which sported only three eighth graders on the team got off a punt to end this possession, but after a short drive, Midway scored their final TD of the half.

Tyler Clark dove in from the five and Davidson added the two-point run to put the Green Waves up 36-0.

It would stay 36-0 until halftime as the Midway coaching staff began to put a lot of different players into the game.

The second half saw the mercy rule clock running begin its run until the Eagles got on the board when Adam Kilby picked up a Midway fumble and returned it 60 yards for a touchdown. With Midway now leading by 30 instead of 35 the clock went back to normal operation for a few moments.

Cody Moore took care of this problem by running in a 60-yard touchdown on the very next possession to put Midway back on top by 36 points, 42-6.