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September 1, 2012A week after failing to hold down a St. Xavier offense, the Middletown Middies defense took matters in to their own hands as they shutout the Springfield Wildcats, 31-0.
Middletown (1-1) limited the Wildcats to just 22 yards of total offense, including a 0.4 yard per carry average, and forced a pair of turnovers. The Middies sacked Derek Williams five times, led by Brad Carr with 2.5 sacks. The senior linebacker had two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery.
Quarterback Jalin Marshall completed 6-of-14 passes for 112 yards and three touchdowns and added 65 yards on 10 carries and running back William Peters netted 67 yards and a score on 14 carries. Peters was also on the receiving end of two of Marshall's scoring strikes with the other coming on an Antonio Oatis 25-yard reception.
Williams completed 3-of-6 passes for 28 yards while Eric McCree led Springfield (0-2) in rushing despite only finishing with 19 yards on five carries. The Wildcats defense has now allowed 31 points in back-to-back weeks.
Middletown heads to Winton Woods as the 9 On Your Sidelines makes its way to Charlie Frederick Stadium. Springfield faces another tough GMC foe as they travel to Sycamore.