New York Dragons

Middletown Sloppy But Effective In End, Beating Maloney-Meriden

MIDDLETOWN — The good news for the Blue Dragons is they'll head into their bye week with a perfect 5-0 record. The bad news is that head coach Sal Morello sees plenty of things Middletown needs to quickly clean up.

The Dragons remained undefeated with a 27-12 win over Maloney-Meriden on Friday night at Middletown High School. Senior quarterback Tyshaun James ran for a pair of touchdowns and threw another, leading the Dragons in a matchup of CCC division leaders. However, the mood after the final whistle was a somber one, not quite what's expected from the top team in the Class L playoff rankings.

"If we are going to go to that level and be that team, we have to...