Head coach Troy Everhart picked up a win against his former team, the Winton Woods Warriors, as the Middletown Middies were victorious at home on Friday night, 21-14.
Everhart, who led Winton Woods to a Division II state championship in 2009 before leaving to take a job at the University of Cincinnati, is in his first season at the helm of the Middies.
With the game knotted at 14, Middletown (3-0) got the go ahead score early in the fourth quarter when quarterback Jalin Marshall ran one in from eight yards out. The defense would take over from there and hold Winton Woods scoreless the rest of the way.
Running back E.J. Junior continued his stellar 2011 campaign by rushing for 115 yards and a touchdown on 20 carries. He also returned a punt 25 yards for another score. Marshall finished with 129 yards on 8-of-19 passing and picked up another 92 yards on the ground in the win.
Gary Underwood and Aaron Kemper each ran for a touchdown for Winton Woods (1-2), but it would not be enough.
Conference play begins next week in the GMC as Middletown travels to Oak Hills. Meanwhile, Winton Woods stays on the road with a trip to Bishop Watterson.