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New London upsets Middletown

New London came back from a 21-7 deficit to upset third-ranked Middletown 23-21 on a last-second field goal by freshman kicker Garrett Burdick.

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New London celebrates the game-winning field goal by New London's kicker Garrett Burdick defeating Middletown 23-21 at Cannamela Field in New London Friday, Nov. 8, 2013.

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Middletown's Dario Highsmith tries unsuccessfully to break a tackle by New London's J. Hunter Roman during action late in the fourth quarter at Cannamela Field in New London Friday, Nov. 8, 2013.

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New London's kicker Garrett Burdick kicks the game winning field goal defeating Middletown 23-21 as time runs out at Cannamela Field in New London Friday, Nov. 8, 2013.

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New London's Jelani Lucas gets taken down by Middletown's Dario Highsmith shy of the endzone during action late in the fourth quarter at Cannamela Field in New London Friday, Nov. 8, 2013.

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New London's Orinn Parke, (21), fights for yardage against Middletown High School football players Friday, Nov. 8, 2013.

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New London's Jose Garcia races Middletown's Isaiah Thompkins to the end zone in high school football Friday, Nov. 8, 2013.

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New London's J. Hunter Roman, (48), and Dante Alston, (43), zero-in on Middletown quarterback Dario Highsmith in high school football Friday, Nov. 8, 2013.

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New London celebrates the game winning field goal by New London's kicker Garrett Burdick, center, defeating Middletown 23-21 at Cannamela Field in New London Friday, Nov. 8, 2013.

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