Midway’s varsity football team got revenge for last year’s loss to Hobbton with a 46-36 road win on Friday night.
The Raiders led 24-0 at the half and withstood a comeback in the season opener.
Midway scored on its first possession with an 8-yard pass from Tripp Westbrook to Thomas Perez. Jacob Holland scored the conversion for an 8-0 Raiders lead with 9:28 left in the first quarter.
Midway took charge again after its defense went three and out, going 55 yards to score on a 28-yard pass from Westbrook to Andre Gregory. The Raiders had a 16-0 lead with 5:20 left in the first quarter.
With 2:19 left in the first quarter, the Raiders hit the end zone again covering 70 yards to go up 24-0.
The Wildcats found some traction in the second quarter stopping the Raiders on a fourth down. Hobbton moved the ball down to the 1-yard line before losing a fumble with 41 seconds left in the half.
The Wildcats got the ball first in the second half. They quickly moved the ball down field scoring on a 32-yard pass play from Cole Weeks to Ashawd Wynn. Garrett Britt scored the 2-point try to bring Hobbton witbin 24-8.
The Raiders lost some momentum after the break giving up the ball on downs on their first second half possession.
The Wildcats took advantage to score on a 63-yard drive finishing with a 14-yard pass from Weeks to Britt. The conversion try failed leaving the score at 24-14. The Raiders extended the lead to 30-14 as a 2-yard dive by Jacob Holland completed a 50-yard drive.
Midway started on the 50-yard line after the Wildcat score. Westbrook hooked up with Gregory down to the 4-yard line. Jacob Holland finished the drive with a 2-yard dive up the middle for the score and a 30-14 lead.
Bryan Mendez returned the ensuing kickoff to the Raider 46-yard line. Weeks hooked up with Wynn on a 46-yard pass play to make the score 30-22 with the conversion carry by Britt with 1:49 left in the third quarter.
In the fourth, the Raiders got one more touchdown on a 44-yard run by Ammons, who also ran for two points. That put Midway in front, 46-30 with 8:16 left.
The next Wildcat score capped a 54-yard drive with a 1-yard run by Britt. He also got the 2-point try to make it 46-36 with 4:39 remaining.
The Wildcats recovered the onside kick and scored with 4:26 left on a 44 yard pass from Britt to Wynn.
Midway travels to James Kenan on Friday night and Hobbton will venture to Trask.