By Thomas Sellers Jr.
The M&M Bowl Trophy is coming back to Millington.
Last year the Munford Cougars won the trophy given to the annual winner of the Munford vs. Millington Trojan football game, known as the M&M Bowl, with a 29-28 victory.
It was the Cougars first win in the rivalry in 10 years. The Trojans entered this year’s contest with revenge on their minds. And Millington exercised the demons of 2012 Friday night in the Millington Football Stadium with a 39-0 win over the Cougars.
The Trojans (3-1) got started early when quarterback Eldon Tyms hit wide receiver Chris Sanders on a bubble route on the first play of the game for a 82-yard touchdown making the score 6-0.
After gaining the lead 16 seconds into the game, Millington added to its advantage with one of the plays of the year. Tyms dropped back and tried to fire a pass over the large Cougar defensive line. Munford’s Andrea’ Bell was able to tip the ball into one of his teammate’s hands for an interception.
Not giving up on the play when the Munford defensive back fumble the ball into midair, Tyms was on the spot to retrieve the ball. He took off toward the end zone for a score giving the Trojans a 12-0 lead.
Millington’s next score in the first quarter was more conventional when he dropped back and hit wide receiver Demarius Curry for a 38-yard touchdown pass to make the tally 19-0.
The combination of Tyms to Curry worked one more time in the second quarter for a 41-yard TD reception giving the Trojans a 26-0 halftime advantage.
Millington iced the M&M Bowl in the third quarter with two scores courtesy of Tyms’ arm. The sophomore signal caller hit receivers Kip Fleming and Hunter Waits for 25- and 17-yard touchdown receptions respectively.
Then the Millington defense locked down to keep Munford (1-3) off the scoreboard. Some of the Trojan defenders to make highlight plays were Earl King, Ladarion Lewis, CJ Harris, Quentin Harrison, Paul Robinson, Patrick Macon, Delvin Williamson, Kameron Middleton and Jonathan Clements.
The Trojans will step back into District 14-3A play next Friday traveling to Bartlett for a 7 p.m. kickoff. The Cougars are back on the road Friday heading to Dyer County.