Big Reds hand Mercer first loss

West Middlesex handed Mercer their first loss of the season following their 17-14 win tonight.

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The Big Reds’ Nate Patten intercepted Mercer’s Logan Clarke inside the 10-yard line inside of 2 minutes to play to seal the victory.

West Middlesex notched their fourth straight win. Trey Staunch passed for a 15-yard score and ran another in for the victorious Big Reds. The aforementioned quarterback keeper (3 yards) was at the conclusion of a 99-yard drive which gave the Reds a 17-7 advantage.

The Mustangs’ Clarke threw for over 200 yards in the second half as well as connecting on 2 touchdowns.

The Big Reds have now defeated Mercer three consecutive meetings since dropping five straight to the Mustangs.

Middlesex (4-1) will travel to Sharpsville to take on the Blue Devils next week. Mercer (4-1) returns home to face Conneaut.

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