Millwood's Cameron Batson couldn't help but collapse after his performance Friday night.
You couldn't blame the Texas Tech commitment.
Batson did a little bit of everything, including scoring the decisive touchdown and coming up with a back-breaking interception to lift the top-ranked Falcons over No. 3 Oklahoma Christian School 42-35.
It was a bit of a revenge game for the Falcons, who lost 22-18 to OCS last season during the regular season before the Saints went on to win the Class 2A championship.
“I remember it like it was yesterday,” Batson said. “They chose us for their Homecoming, they came out and handled business last year and we did the same this year. We chose them for our Homecoming and we came out and handled business. So revenge is sweet.”
The win moves Millwood to 6-0 on the year and a 2-0 start to District 2A-2 play.
And from the beginning to the end, the game was full of fireworks.
OCS (4-2, 1-1) fell behind 42-22 with just more than 10 minutes remaining before Cameron Sikes scored on two straight possessions to make it a seven-point game.
But Batson sealed the game with 2:28 remaining when he picked off Sikes' pass on a trick play near the red zone.
“I just read my keys,” Batson said. “Only reason I got that interception was because one of the defensive linemen made a good play on the receiver who was throwing the ball.”
Batson finished with 122 yards on the ground, but also accounted for a two-point conversion early with a pass to Alfonzo McMillian and kicked extra points. He also finished with two interceptions.
“It's not about what I did,” Batson said. “It's about what the team did. We all contributed to the win.”
The Falcons dominated on the ground, rushing for more than 400 yards. Janari Glover rushed for 117 yards on six carries, including a 74-yard TD run to open up Millwood's scoring.
OCS jumped to a 15-7 lead in the first three minutes of the game, but the Saints failed to hold it as the Falcons scored 22 straight points, including a TD by Quincy Dotson when he blocked and returned a punt for a touchdown.
The Falcons were then able to hold off the Saints and Sikes, who finished with three touchdowns and 164 yards receiving.
And the memory of last season can now fade away.
“It was very tough, especially (with us) being up to Davis (in the semifinals) and they come back and win to make it to the state title,” Batson said about last season's loss. “We know we had a chance to get revenge. It's real rough, but we hope to get a state title this year.”