Mustangs outpace Panthers
By John Boyette | Sports Editor
Saturday, September 26, 2009

MIDLAND VALLEY 14, BATESBURG-LEES. 8

PLAY OF THE GAME: Midland Valley's Jeremy Robinson broke a scoreless tie with a 33-yard touchdown run in the third quarter. The play came on the fourth and 2, and once Robinson broke through the line of scrimmage, the Panthers couldn't catch him.

PLAYER OF THE GAME: Aiken transfer Robinson scored two TDs and returned a kickoff 50 yards to give the Mustangs their first win over the Panthers in six attempts.

WHY MIDLAND VALLEY WON: The Mustangs (4-1) committed only one turnover and limited the Panthers' attack to 123 yards on the ground and 144 through the air. It's the second high-profile Class AA team Midland Valley has defeated. The first was Silver Bluff last week.

WHY BATESBURG-LEESVILLE LOST: Too many mistakes. The Panthers (3-2) failed to take advantage of good field position and committed two turnovers. A touchdown pass also was called back because of holding.

QUOTABLE: "That was one heck of a run down there at the goal line," Midland Valley coach Rick Knight said of Robinson's second touchdown. "That's what he can do when he's healthy. He can make good people miss."

NEXT: Midland Valley at Airport, Friday, 7:30 p.m.; Gilbert at Batesburg-Leesville, Friday, 7:30.

From the Saturday, September 26, 2009 edition of the Augusta Chronicle
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