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

His second pass of the day was a 47-yard strike to Alonso McMillan for a touchdown. He hit McMillan again for 43 yards to set up a TD run by Janari Glover on the Falcons' next possession.

Potts had 25- and 27-yard completions to McMillan on Millwood's next scoring series early in the second quarter, the last being a crucial throw on fourth-and-12 to keep the drive alive. McMillan finished with five catches for 150 yards.

“London is getting better each week,” Millwood coach Tony Henry said. “He knew where he was going at the snap, made some good reads and played great.”

When Sheldon Bulock scored from 2 yards moments after the fake punt, the Falcons were up 18-0 and had all the points the defense would need.

“When you hold Douglass to seven points on their field, you can't point to one guy who played well,” Henry said. “All of those guys played well. To be able to keep them from scoring until there's about 2:30 left — I don't think we could play this game again and do that.”

The Falcons (2-0) now turn their focus to Prime Prep Academy, a Dallas-area charter school co-coached by NFL Hall of Famer Deion Sanders. Millwood will host Prime Prep on Friday night.

“We know they'll come ready to play, so we have to be ready to play,” Potts said. “It's on our home field, so we don't plan on losing there.”

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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