Published December 03. 2013 6:00PM Updated December 04. 2013 12:09AM
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Jose Garcia carries the ball on a Middletown kickoff, during the first half of a CIAC Class L football quarterfinal at Middletown High School, Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013.
Middletown — Quarterback Dario Highsmith rushed for 206 yards and three touchdowns while throwing for a fourth as fourth-seeded Middletown defeated No. 5 New London 49-14 in the CIAC Class L football quarterfinals Tuesday night.
Danny Maranda's 41-yard touchdown pass to Troy Gray with 6:59 left in the third quarter accounted for the first New London score and Jose Garcia ran 49 yards for a TD with only 1:38 remaining.
Middletown avenged a 23-21 loss to the Whalers during the regular season.