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Middletown routs New London 49-14

Published 12/03/2013 12:00 AM
Updated 12/04/2013 12:03 AM

By Peter Huoppi

Publication: theday.com


Quarterback Dario Highsmith rushed for 206 yards and three touchdowns while throwing for a fourth as fourth-seeded Middletown defeated No. 5 New London 49-14 in the CIAC Class L football quarterfinals Tuesday night.

Danny Maranda's 41-yard touchdown pass to Troy Gray with 6:59 left in the third quarter accounted for the first New London score and Jose Garcia ran 49 yards for a TD with only 1:38 remaining.

Middletown avenged a 23-21 loss to the Whalers during the regular season.