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Trojans blank Red Devils to start 1-0

By Thomas Sellers Jr.

GERMANTOWN — Last year the Germantown Red Devils traveled to Millington and left victors.

The Millington Trojans returned the favor Friday night leaving Red Devil Stadium with a 28-0 win over Germantown to start the 2014 season 1-0.

Behind the running of sophomore Keno Taylor, the Trojans marched down the field in the first quarter. Taylor picked up three first downs setting up an 8-yard TD run for quarterback Eldon Tyms to make the score 7-0.

Millington went ahead 14-0 in the second quarter when Artavious Thomas field a punt in his own territory. After a drop, Thomas gathered the pigskin and avoided a couple of Germantown defenders to race up the sideline for the punt return touchdown. The Trojans were ahead by two scores with 8:08 remaining in the first half.

The Trojans went into the locker room ahead 14-0. The third quarter went scoreless and then the Trojans iced the game with Thomas making another big play.

The senior safety picked off a Red Devil pass setting up Tyms’ second TD run of the game. This time the junior signal caller found the end zone from 20 yards out making the score 21-0.

Later in the quarter, Trojan defensive back Marcus Winston made an interception of his own. Millington took over at the 22 yard line. On the next play, Tyms faked a hand-

Claude Johnson on the tackle for Millington.

Claude Johnson on the tackle for Millington.

A team effort led to Millington's shutout of Germantown Friday night.

A team effort led to Millington’s shutout of Germantown Friday night.

Demarius Curry with the catch.

Demarius Curry with the catch.

Sophomore running back Keno Taylor breaks loose.

Sophomore running back Keno Taylor breaks loose.

Eldon Tyms looks for a receiver down field at Germantown.

Eldon Tyms looks for a receiver down field at Germantown.

off and dumped off a quick pass to receiver Kip Fleming. Fleming was even quicker darting through the Germantown defense to outrun the competition to the end zone for a 78-yard TD.

The Trojans will kickoff the home portion of their 2014 schedule welcoming Highway 51 rival Brighton to town this Friday night for a 7 p.m. start.

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