TAMPA — Riverview’s victory against winless Middleton on Friday might not mean that much on paper, but it was exactly what the Sharks needed after last week’s letdown against Wharton.
Although it wasn’t pretty, Riverview (2-2) dominated the ground game, and the first half was all the Sharks needed to win. Quarterback Keisean Young led the way with 93 of the Sharks’ 194 yards.
Early on, it seemed as if neither team was going to get across the goal line. Both offenses looked listless and struggled to get anything going. In fact, five of the eight turnovers were in the first half — three for Riverview and two for Middleton (0-4).
However, the Sharks were able to piece together enough offense to go into halftime with a 10-0 lead thanks to Isaiah Alexander’s 1-yard touchdown run and Brandon Stage’s 33-yard field goal.
Middleton’s lone touchdown came when Shug Rhynes caught a 24-yard pass up the sideline from Marcellus Ray.
Despite the loss, the Tigers quarterback turned in a solid performance with 10-of-18 passing for 158 yards.
Middleton is at Brandon on Friday, while Riverview hosts Plant the same night.
Riverview 0 0 0 6 — 10
Middleton 0 10 0 0 — 6
R - Alexander 1 run (Stage kick)
R - FG Stage 33
M - Rhynes 24 pass from Ray (kick failed)