High school football: London Potts leads Millwood to win over Douglass in Soul Bowl

Accounting for 182 of Millwood's 261 yards through the air, QB London Potts — with some help from a strong defense — guided the Falcons to an 18-7 victory over Douglass Saturday in the 37th annual Soul Bowl at Moses F. Miller Stadium.
by Scott Wright Published: September 8, 2012
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photo - Milwood's Janari Glover (21) celebrates with his teammates, Quincy Dotson (85) and Andre Clanton (22) after scoring a touchdown during a high school football game between Douglass and Millwood in Oklahoma City, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012.  Photo by Garett Fisbeck, The Oklahoman
Milwood's Janari Glover (21) celebrates with his teammates, Quincy Dotson (85) and Andre Clanton (22) after scoring a touchdown during a high school football game between Douglass and Millwood in Oklahoma City, Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012. Photo by Garett Fisbeck, The Oklahoman

London Potts knew he'd have the chance for big plays. The Millwood quarterback simply had to make the opportunities count.

Accounting for 182 of Millwood's 261 yards through the air, Potts — with some help from a strong defense — guided the Falcons to an 18-7 victory over Douglass Saturday in the 37th annual Soul Bowl at Moses F. Miller Stadium.

“We keyed the pass defense that Douglass has, and we knew our passing game could be a strong point today, with the way we throw the ball,” Potts said. “But our defense made the big plays. That's what kept us in the game and allowed us to win it.”

Copying what succeeded a week ago for Tulsa Washington, Millwood used the big pass plays to compliment an attacking defensive front that slowed the Douglass run game and kept pressure on the quarterback.

The Falcons utilized a five-man front, routinely breaking through the line to make stops in the backfield. Douglass had just 12 total yards and two first downs in the first half, while Millwood built an 18-0 lead.

“Our main focus was to stop the run,” Millwood junior defensive end Quincy Dotson said. “We came out with the five-man set to stop the run and keep them from doing what they do best.

“We started feeling some momentum from the start and when we get our momentum up, we can play our best.”

Millwood forced the Douglass offense into three-and-outs on its first three possessions, and the offense fed off that momentum.

Though this is his first season as a full-time starter at Millwood, Potts has enough experience to keep calm in the pocket and take advantage of holes in the defense.

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by Scott Wright
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A lifelong resident of the Oklahoma City metro area, Scott Wright has been on The Oklahoman staff since 2005, covering a little bit of everything on the state's sports scene. He has been a beat writer for football and basketball at Oklahoma and...
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