Clarke County Democrat

Millry Wildcats claw Wash. Co. Bulldogs 62-12

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The Millry High Wildcats got their sixth win of the season by defeating a nearby rival, the Washington County High Bulldogs of Chatom at home Friday, Sept. 30 by a one-sided score of 62-12 to improve the season to 6-1.

Washington County dropped to 1-5 on the season.

Millry put up a big offensive performance. The Wildcats had 425 yards of total offense to just 146 by Washington County. Millry had one turnover and Washington County had four turnovers.

The Millry Wildcats scored early and often, getting 21 points in the first quarter and 21 points in the second quarter and 20 more points in the second half to the Washington County Bulldogs’ six points in the first half and six points in the second half.

“It is always sweet to beat them [Washington County] no matter what you are playing them in,” said Millry Coach Shane Hendry.

“In the first half we executed well and I think we held them to about 30 yards of total offense and we put up close to 300 in the first half. We wanted to start fast and score early and we did that. We had been getting some of our backup players prepared to play and they got a lot of playing time in the second half,” Hendry said.

Washington County Coach Johnny Carpenter commented, “I think we came out and did some things really well and we played a really good Millry team. They have established a really good program and I am wanting to do the same thing at Washington County. My hat’s off to them [Millry], they came out and played really well. We have a few injuries and a few starters out right now.

“We actually played really well, but the score doesn’t show it, but we have a lot of positives to take away from this game.

“I am proud of our team and our players, they didn’t quit and played the whole time and that is a plus. We have less than 10 upper classman juniors and seniors and it is hard to play without that experience. But the future looks bright because these younger guys are getting the playing experience.”

Millry scored touchdowns on a three-yard run by Jquan Stewart, a nineyard pass from Daylon Edmunds to Stewart and a five-yard pass from Edmunds to Eli Adams. Zach Jenkins made all three kicks to give the Wildcats a 21-0 first quarter lead.

In the second quarter, Millry scored touchdowns on a 10-yard pass from Edmunds to Stewart, a 31- yard run by LaKristian Wimbley and a 17-yard pass from Edmunds to Wimbley and Jenkins made all three kicks.

Washington County scored a touchdown on a 38-yard pass from C.J. Jordan to Devon Copeland, but the two-point play failed and Millry led at halftime 42-6.

Millry scored third quarter touchdowns on a twoyard run by Jaylon Manuel and a 11-yard pass from Edmunds to Adams and Jenkins made one PAT and the Wildcats led 55-6.

In the fourth quarter, Millry scored once more on a 26-yard touchdown run by Jackson Waite and Shooter Holyfield made the PAT. Washington County scored once more on a seven-yard pass from Jordan to Jacario Turner and the two-point play failed and the game ended 62-12.

For Millry, Edmunds was 13 of 18 for 261 yards passing and five TDs, Stewart caught four passes for 98 yards and two TDs, Adams caught four passes for 78 yards and two TDs and Manuel caught four passes for 68 yards.

For Washington County, Jordan was 4 of 10 for 117 yards passing and two TDs and two INTs.

A Washington County football player who was hurt Friday night and left in an ambulance is going to be OK, according to Coach Carpenter.

Millry plays next at home against J.F. Shields High School on Friday October 7 at 7 p.m.

Of Shields, Coach Hendry commented, “It is heartbreaking how that team has fallen on hard times over there. Those kids deserve better than what they are getting over there and deserve to have a good team too.”

Washington County hosts Chickasaw Friday. “That is an important game for us,” said Coach Carpenter.

Game time is 7 p.m. in Marion.

Devin Copeland tries to make the corner for a first down for Washington County. Photos by Marcus Gates

Devin Copeland tries to make the corner for a first down for Washington County. Photos by Marcus Gates

Eli Adams runs for a first down for Millry.

Eli Adams runs for a first down for Millry.

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