LAKE COUNTY — You don’t win as many league championships in soccer as Middletown has carried out in recent times with out taking part in stable protection, and the Mustangs’ defensive unit got here by once more practically a 12 months in the past right now in a giant 20-6 street victory over the St. Helena Saints.
Till the COVID-19-delayed 2020-21 sports activities season begins in December, the Lake County File-Bee will have a look again on the native sports activities happenings of a 12 months in the past and the groups and athletes who have been making the headlines.
Middletown’s 20-6 win over St. Helena, the preseason favourite of many to win the North Central League I, moved the Mustangs into sole possession of first place atop the league standings at 4-0, and they might go on to run the desk in league play and produce house one other NCL I pennant.
Middletown had a 14-0 lead earlier than the Saints, aided by a cross interference penalty, have been capable of rating their solely factors of the sport halfway by the second quarter. A 6-yard landing cross from quarterback Isaac Perez to operating again Nico Barrio with 7:16 left within the recreation sealed Middletown’s victory in what was a well-played recreation on protection by each groups.
Barrio, a workhorse for the Mustangs all through his three-year varsity profession, additionally scored the sport’s first factors on a 29-yard landing run, that approaching a fourth-and-two counter play late within the first quarter. Perez adopted quickly after with a 20-yard TD cross to Justin Urbina to make it 14-0 early within the second quarter.
The Mustangs would go on to complete 6-0 in league and 8-3 general. Their season ended with a 35-7 street loss to eventual part and state champion St. Bernard’s of Eureka within the Division 6 sectional playoffs.