The Middletown Cavaliers football team continues to steamroll through the 2013 season. Both casual and rabid fans should be impressed with the Cavaliers' amazing balance and precision on the field following their 49-7 victory over crosstown rival Appoquinimink Friday night.
The two-time defending state champions remain powerful on offense, averaging about 45 points per game. On the defensive side, the team is only giving up less than seven points per game.
The Cavaliers jumped out to an early lead, as they have done all season, when senior quarterback Darius Wade hit senior receiver Chris Godwin with a 28-yard touchdown pass. Claire Gerlitz kicked her first of seven PAT's to give Middletown a 7-0 lead.
Appoquinimink was able to hold down the Cavalier attack for a while, but not for long. Middletown added two more scores in the first quarter as Wade tossed a TD pass to Garrett Maniatis, and the senior QB also scored on a 2-yard keeper as the period came to a close.
In the second quarter, Middletown raised the lead to 28-0 as Godwin threw a 23-yard TD pass to Maniatis.
The Jaguars finally found some offense rhythm and the end zone, when quarterback Daniel Livingston hit Demetrius Word with a 38-yard touchdown pass to make the score 28-7.
Middletown bounced right back, as Wade scored on an 18-yard run to give the Cavaliers a 35-7 advantage at the half.
In the third quarter, Middletown was again running at full throttle. Wade tossed an 18-yard TD pass to Godwin in the early going, then, running back Khalil Williams finished the scoring with a 21-yard run.
The Cavaliers would clear their bench in the quarter, and Appoquinimink would follow suit in the fourth quarter.
The Jaguars will go for their first victory of the season on Saturday morning when they take on Concord on the road, at 10:30 a.m.
The Cavaliers (8-0) will host Blue Hen Conference rival Newark on Friday night. Kickoff is a 7:30 p.m.