In wet conditions, the Middletown High football team got off to a slow start and never completely recovered in a 17-13 loss to host Concord on Saturday. The Cavs dropped to 6-2 heading into next Friday’s home game with unbeaten A.I. duPont, while Concord upped its record to 6-2.


In wet conditions, the Middletown High football team got off to a slow start and never completely recovered in a 17-13 loss to host Concord on Saturday. The Cavs dropped to 6-2 heading into next Friday’s home game with unbeaten A.I. duPont, while Concord upped its record to 6-2.

MHS trailed 17-0 early in the second quarter before beginning a rally led by a stout defense and the running and passing talents of Matt Lenoir, Scott Adkins, Jordan Griffin and Michael West.

As it turned out, Middletown drove to the 11-yard line in the closing seconds before two Lenoir incompletions ended the game.

Middletown stumbled around for more than a quarter, but Lenoir connected with Griffin on a 12-yard touchdown pass to pull the Cavs within 17-7 before halftime. West had a 21-yard reception in the drive, and runs of 10 and 8 yards. Adkins and Griffin also contributed to the march, which went 66 yards.

The Cavs pulled within 17-13 on Griffin’s four-yard touchdown run late in the third quarter.