By Thomas Sellers Jr.
It rain. Then it rain a little harder.
The downpour continued all night long over the Bartlett High School football field. The elements didn’t stop the visiting Millington Trojans early on as the offense compiled 21 points before halftime.
The Trojans held on to beat the Bartlett Panthers 21-6 and improve to 2-0 in District 14-3A.
Millington (4-1) got the scoring started with a Eldon Tyms touchdown run with 5 minutes and 40 seconds remaining in the first quarter.
The Trojans next touchdown came in the second quarter when Tyms used his arm to find sophomore wide receiver Kip Fleming from 28 yards out to make the tally 14-0.
With the ball slick, the Panthers had trouble fielding the Luke Bell kickoff. The fumble ended up in the hand of a Millington player. Seconds later Tyms found a leaping Chris Sanders in the end zone to make the score 21-0 at halftime.
The Panthers got on the scoreboard with 10 seconds left in the game when Austin Kellon sprinted outside the pocket and bought enough time to locate Johnathan Frazier. He fought to get into the end zone to make the final 21-6.
The Panthers return to action next Friday to take on the unbeaten Houston Mustangs on the road with a 7 p.m. kickoff. The Trojans will travel a little further heading to Montgomery Bell Academy in Nashville next Friday.