Millington Central High School held its annual Homecoming festivities Friday night in the Millington Football Stadium.
And at halftime, MCHS senior Iris Reyes was crowned Queen. But as for the football game against the visiting Kingsbury Falcons, the Millington Trojans had a King from the start to the finish. Trojan senior defensive back and kick returner Earl King opened the game with an 83-yard kickoff return to make the score 7-0.
Then in the fourth quarter, King field a punt near midfield. The elusive runner made a couple of Falcons miss and was on his way to the end zone to make the final score 43-8 in favor of the Trojans.
In between the King touchdowns, the Millington’s defense made big plays, the special teams continued to puzzle the Kingsbury unit and the Trojans’ offense had moments of brilliance.
The Trojans defense made the score 14-0 in the second quarter when Jonathan Clements recovered a fumble in the end zone.
Later in the quarter the Trojans (5-2, 3-0 in District 14-3A) blocked a punt setting up a short field for the offense. Millington senior running back Lakeron Garcia had a big run and scored on a 1-yard blast to make the tally 20-0.
Kingsburg got a late touchdown and two-point conversion to make the halftime score 20-8.
After Reyes and her court left the field, King reigned again picking off a Falcon pass for a 46-yard return for a touchdown. King’s pick-six made the score 27-8.
The Trojans’ special teams put more points on the board courtesy of a Luke Bell 30-yard field goal.
Already ahead 30-8, the Millington defense was ready to put the game away. With King tipping a pass, his fellow defensive back Chris “Pokey” Sanders snatched the ball out of the air for an interception.
That turnover set up an Eldon Tyms touchdown run. The sophomore quarterback faked a handoff and fun a whole created by the offensive line for a 20-yard run to make the score 36-8.
In the fourth quarter King concluded the scoring with his punt return to the house. Now the Trojans prepare to head on the road for the final time in 2013 traveling to Jackson to take on Liberty next Friday with a 7 p.m. kickoff.