The undefeated Millennium Tigers traveled and took on the undefeated Greenway Demons. The Demons took to the air in the first quarter, coming out in a super spread formation. Keeping only the center and two guards in front of him for protection, Quarterback Nathan Hodges threw to the sides and let his receivers run for yardage. Hodges was nine of eleven for 140 yards in the first quarter. His favorite receiver was Kenton Thomas who caught 103 of those yards and a TD.
The second quarter was all Millennium. Taking advantage of good field position from a short punt, Millennium scored on a 30-yard swing pass from Kirtus Brais to Aaron Gentry. To tie the game at 7. Millennium then intercepted a pass, which led to a five-play 73-yard drive. Aaron Gentry carried the ball the final four yards for his second TD of the night. At half time it was Millennium 14 Greenway 7.
To start the second half, Demon Dan Oakey got the momentum going as he returned the kickoff to the Tiger 46. The excitement was short lived, as the Tigers were about to score twice on four plays in less than two minutes. On the second play of the Greenway possession, Joshua Chavez picked of a pass and ran it back to the Demon 26. On the second play, Kirtus Brais threw to Dusty Willhite for a 24-yard touchdown. PAT no good. Millennium 20, Greenway 7. On the next possession, Greenway then went three and out with another short punt. On the second play of this Tiger drive, Brais connected with Gentry on a post pattern for a 50-yard TD strike for the Tiger's final score.
The Demons tried to comeback in the fourth but a fumble on the 1-yard line Put an end to any hopes of winning. Greenway did score late in the fourth set up by a 46-yard pass from Hodges to Oakey. Nick Certo got the TD on a one-yard option run.
Final score Millennium 27- Greenway 14.
Game Balls: Greenway's Kenton Thomas had 138 yards receiving and a TD. He was also solid on defense. The Tiger Defense, after they recovered from the initial shock of the Demon "super spread" formation, had two goal line stands and two interceptions and six sacks. Aaron Gentry ran for three touchdowns.
Bottom Line: Greenway made too many mistakes to win. They showed they have athletes and could hang with the Tigers early but mistakes, poor kicking and inability to score in the red zone cost them. Millennium is a very well rounded team. They have a quick and physical defense. Greenway could not run up the middle on them. They have three running backs that are a threat, not just Gentry. The QB is accurate and the run game sets up the passing game perfectly.