As a #2 seed playing at home, the Millennium Tigers came out in the first half in their game against Prescott and took care of business, eventually coming away with a 30 to 18 win over Prescott. In the 1st quarter, the Tigers scored on a forty-two yard Dallas Hunter field goal and a twenty-nine yard pass from Kirtus Brais to Aaron Gentry to quickly go up 10-0 on the visiting Badgers. The second quarter saw much of the same as Gentry scored on an eighteen yard scamper and Brais threw his second TD pass of the half, this time to wideout Anthony Dunkerly for a sixty-one yard strike.
Coming out with a twenty-four point deficit at the half the Badgers easily could have called it a year, but the talented senior trio of QB Nate Huck, WR Todd Citron and RB Chris Reed did not want to end their careers this early. Led by this group, the Badgers struck twice in the 3rd to make it interesting. First, Huck hit Citron on a sixty-eight yard TD pass and then later Reed ran in a TD score from eleven yards out. Both two point conversions failed, making the score 24-12, Millennium up at the end of the 3rd. Feeling some pressure, Millennium quickly scored in the 4th on a thirteen yard TD run by Chance Priddy. The two point try failed making the score 30 to 12. Prescott kept it interesting as QB Huck hit RB Reed on a twenty-four yard scoring pass with 3:39 left in the game. Once again the two point try was no good. Millennium finished out the game and came away with the 30 to 18 win and the opportunity to host Greenway next week.
Bottom Line: The Tigers dominated the first half but got a little sloppy in the second half allowing Prescott to stay in the game. If the Tigers want to move on they will need to stay consistent for four quarters. The win sets up a rematch with Greenway who Millennium beat 27-14 in week four of the season.
Game Balls: Millennium QB Kirtus Brais, a two year starter, has improved all year. His accurate passing and timely running adds new dimension to the Tiger O. Hats off to Prescott's Chris Reed, Todd Citron and Nate Huck, they helped lead their team to the playoffs for a second straight year and put up a tough battle against a #2 seed.