Long’s four touchdowns paces Golden Knights in bounce back victory

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Sussex Central Andrew Long scored four touchdowns against Milford, photo by Ben Fulton

Milford – Sussex Central running back Andrew Long erupted for four touchdowns Thursday night with three of them coming on offense where he carried the ball just eight times for 106 yards. He also returned an interception for a touchdown for the Golden Knights.


Sussex Central rebounded from a loss to Smyrna last week beating Milford 49-6.


The Golden Knights scored on their first possession on a one yard run by Long capping off a 13 play 65 yard drive using over six and half minutes off the clock. Long scored again later in the game on runs of 53 yards and 36 yards.


Long returned an interception 27 yards for a touchdown early in the second quarter followed by a 31 yard touchdown pass from T.J. Morris to Reif Steen as Sussex Central took a 21-0 lead with 8:27 to play in the first half.


Kris Shields added a nine yard touchdown run midway through the second quarter as Sussex Central extended their lead to 28-0.


Milford scored on a 12 yard touchdown pass from Jack Hudson to John Case as time ran out in the first half. The touchdown was set up by a 25 yard pass from Hudson to A.J. Kravitz. Sussex Central blocked the extra point try as the Knights took a 28-6 lead into halftime.


Sussex Central scored three times in the second half on Long’s two touchdown runs followed by a 52 yard rumble up the middle by Malik Bell.


Kicker Abrahim Leyva-Fojaco converted on all seven of his extra point attempts for the Golden Knights.


Sussex Central improves to 4-1 on the season and will host Dover next Friday night in a match-up of two Delaware Live Sports top five ranked Class AAA teams. The game is also a District 2 contest with kickoff at 7:00pm.


Milford fell to 2-4 on the season and will have a bye week before traveling to Woodbridge on Friday, October 21. Kickoff is at 7:00pm.

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