By Thomas Sellers Jr.
Using players in different positions, Head Coach Chris Michael got a season-high 55 points out of his offense. The defense held the visiting Kingsbury Falcons to 13 points in the Homecoming victory for the Trojans.
Millington (2-5, 1-1) scored less than 3 minutes into the game when quarterback Eldon Tyms located Greg Smith for a 13-yard touchdown.
Tyms joined the secondary of the Trojans to help shutdown the Falcons. Trojans like Leander Cooper, Marcus Winston, Jonathan Clements, Paul Robinson, James Cox, Kyle Lindley, Prenston Macon and Trevor Lamar were just some of the Millington defenders neutralizing Kingsbury.
After a Falcon punt in the first quarter, Tyms went back to his quarterback duties hitting well-known linebacker Sam Stanifer for a 32-yard touchdown pass. Stanifer displayed his wide receiver skills by getting behind the Kingsbury secondary for a wide open reception to make the score 14-0.
Another Trojans to move from defense to offense was Clements. The standout defensive end split time at wide receiver Friday night catching a 53-yard pass from Tyms in the first quarter.
But it was defense where Clements would make the score 21-0 in the second quarter. With help from Cox holding up the Kingsbury receiver as he tried to make a reception, Clements made his way over to retrieve the ball for a 35-yard INT return to the end zone.
Kingsbury (0-6, 0-3) fumbled the ball seconds later. Millington once again took advantage of the situation with Tyms running the ball over the goal line from 10 yards out. Birthday boy Ethan Dupree made his fourth straight extra point on the night to make the score 28-0.
That set the table for the Millington special teams to visit the end zone. Winston did the honors fielding a punt at the 35-yard line. After a couple of moves up the field, Winston was off to the races for a 65-yard TD to make the score 35-0.
Jermaine Robinson go the Falcons on the scoreboard with a 53-yard touchdown reception. But the Trojans would have the final two touchdowns of the first half.
Tyms rushed for his second score of the night faking a handoff to Justin Coleman. Once the Falcon defense took the bait, Tyms navigated the 45-yards to the make the tally 42-6.
Seconds later, Trojan Avyon Bess recovered a fumble kickoff. A couple of plays later Tyms connected with wideout/defense end Kameron Middleton for a 36-yard touchdown to make the halftime score 48-6.
In the second half both teams scored a touchdown. Millington’s six-points came courtesy of a D’Monte Kemp 20-yard TD run. Dupree added the extra point. The Falcons scored in the fourth quarter to make the final 55-13.
Millington will be off next Friday and return to action Oct. 16 visiting the East Mustangs in Memphis for a 7 p.m. kickoff.