Middletown's High's prolific offense continued its march into the record books with a resounding 48-7 road victory over William Penn Saturday afternoon at Bill Cole Stadium in New Castle.
Running back Jamar Baynard and quarterback Darius Wade again showed the rest of the state why Middletown is the team to beat this year as the pair accounted for six of the seven touchdowns on a frosty afternoon.
Baynard scored on a three-yard run at 3:43 of the first period. After the Cavaliers defense stifled the Colonial offense, Baynard scored with only 33 seconds left in the quarter. Patrick Leach's two PATS gave Middletown a 14-0 lead with three quarters left in the Blue Hen Conference matchup.
William Penn got some offensive momentum going in the second period, and scored when quarterback Linwood Rideout found Deshawn Smith behind the Cavalier secondary for a 53-yard touchdown pass.
Xx Collins PAT cut the lead to 14-7 at 7:17 of the period. Later in the quarter, Penn had an opportunity to score the tying touchdown, but Middletown's tenacious defense held on a key fourth down play.
Several plays later, Baynard scored his third touchdown of the half on a four-yard run to cap an 83-yard, 7 play drive. Then, the Cavs applied the back-breaker when Wade scored on a 1-yard plunge with a mere 42 seconds left until halftime.
While the Colonials regrouped in the locker room, Middletown went right back to work on offense.
Baynard scored his fourth and final touchdown on a fabulous 83-yard run at the 10:50 mark of the third quarter, essentially putting the game out of reach. Not to be outdone, Wade scored his second touchdown of the contest at 3:39 of the period on a nifty 12-yard run after evading several would-be Colonial tacklers.
The Colonials were able to move the ball in the second half, that is, until they got down near the red zone, at which time the Middletown defense was able to take complete control.
Shane Horn scored the final touchdown of the game in the fourth quarter after Middletown coach Mark DelPercio cleared the Cavalier bench. The Cav's accumulated more that 400 yards total offense for the game. The team has scored six or more touchdowns in every game this season and is averaging 51 points per game. The defense has yielded only 105 points, or 11 points per contest.
The Colonials are now 4-5 and finish the 2012 season with a road game against Glasgow on Friday night.
Middletown will try to complete their undefeated season when they host rival Newark Friday night at 7:30 p.m.at Billings Stadium.