By Chuck Reherman, Sports Editor – EDMOND – Yukon’s new middle school coaching staff was looking to open the season with an impressive start.
The Millers got one Thursday night at Edmond Central.
Yukon put a pair of early scores on the board and rolled to a 34-6 win over Edmond Central, at Edmond Memorial High School.
YMS took control of the game early and the first team defense did not allow a score and gave up only 35 yards of offense. Central scored late in the game against the reserves.
“Lot of guys gave great effort and played well,” YMS coach Grant Potter said. “We still want to tackle better but feel like we will keep improving.
“The offensive line played really well,” he added. “Zander (Baccus), Lane (Parks), Grady (Walker), Daxton (Shulte), and Zach (Stillwell) all did a good job.
The Millers did score fast, often and on short drive. Joe Wythe scored two touchdowns and Makari Slaughter and Carson Creech had one touchdown. Slaughter led the rushing with 82 yards, Wythe had 71 and Creech 36. Wythe was also four for five in extra points.
The defense also had one of the scores, a 23-yard interception return by Jace Daniels. Creech also had an interception.
“The offense didn’t have the ball very long,” Potter said. “Most of pour drives were only one or two plays. They couldn’t stop our run so we only threw two times and completed one of those for 10 yards.”
The Millers return to Edmond on Thursday to take on a tougher challenge in Summit. The JV will play at 6 p.m. and the varsity at 7:30 p.m.