By Chuck Reherman
Yukon’s freshman Millers are following suit with the varsity team.
Off to their best start in recent years.
The Millers rolled to a 31-13 halftime lead and posted a 45-13 win Monday night in conference game at Miller Stadium.
The win gives the Millers a 4-0 record and two wins over Edmond teams with Edmond Santa Fe remaining on the schedule.
The Millers rolled up over 500 yards of offense, 465 on the ground the ground with six rushing touchdowns.
“It was a good win for us, but I told the guys after the game that I still didn’t feel like they still didn’t play their A game,” freshman head coach Aaron Dillard said. “We had way too many penalties and offensively we still turned it over three times.
“We are close to putting it all together, but we haven’t done it quite yet,” he added. “We had two fumbles and threw a pick. We need to cut out the turnovers and the mistakes.”
The Millers led only 6-0 after the first quarter, but took control of the game in the second with four touchdowns and a 31-13 halftime lead.
Wythe scored the game’s first touchdown on a four-yard run that capped the Millers’ opening drive.
Wythe scored on runs of three and nine yards in the second quarter and Carson Creach scored on a 30-yard run in the second quarter that opened a 24-7 lead.
Brayden Dutton scored on a 52-yard run to close out the scoring in the half and give the Millers the 31-13 halftime lead.
Wythe added a fourth touchdown in the third quarter on a seven-yard run. Dutton connected with Luke Harris on a 35-yard touchdown pass to round out the scoring.
Creach led the Miller rushers, gaining 203 yards on 17 carries. Wythe had 140 yards on 17 carries and Dutton had 52 yards rushing,
Dutton also passed for 74 yards and one touchdown.
:Offensively, we are running it at a high level,” Dillard said. “We have to do a better job of taking care of the ball.
“Defensively we played well,” he added. “We gave up two big pass plays which resulted in touchdowns, but I feel like we are progressing on that side of the ball.”
The Millers will go back on the road Monday, facing Norman in a conference game in Norman. Kickoff it set for 5 p.m.
“Norman is a good program, they played us really tough last year,” Dillard said. “Offensively, they will spread us out and make us defend the whole field. Defensively, we expect them to be good and play physical.”
By Chuck Reherman