By Chuck Reherman, Sports Editor – The first of two weeks of the middle school version of Canadian County Bedlam gets underway this week.
Yukon Middle School will face Mustang South this week and Mustang North the following week. Both games will be at Miller Stadium.
The eighth grade battle is set for Thursday (the seventh grade teams play at 7 p.m. Tuesday), with kickoff set for 7 p.m.
The eighth grade Millers enter the game unbeaten at 3-0 after posting a 22-8 win over Edmond Cimarron last Thursday.
Cimarron was the toughest test for the Millers in their first three outings. Yukon led only 8-0 after the first half, but came out and took control of the game on the opening drive of the second half.
“We were very sluggish in the game and we need to come out and play sharper this week,” Miller coach Grant Potter said. “We did overcome some adversity and put together a better second half.”
Makari Slaughter gave the Millers the lead with a touchdown run in the first half. He also ran in the conversion to open the 8-0 lead.
Opening the second half, the Millers put together a 60-yard scoring drive behind the running of Joe Wythe.
Wythe, who had a 22-yard run in the drive, scored on a seven-yard to open a 14-0 lead midway in the third quarter.
The Millers got the ball back and put another drive together. Parker Means capped the drive with a three-yard run with 1:24 left in the quarter.
Cimarron’s lone touchdown came with 24 seconds remaining after the Millers fumbled the ball away in their own end zone.