Millwood defense shuts down Douglass

Millwood's defense that went to work on Saturday, holding Douglass to 206 total yards in a 31-12 decision at Millwood's L.W. Good Stadium.
by Scott Wright Published: September 14, 2013

Defense wins championships — and lately, Soul Bowls, too.

It was Millwood's defense that went to work on Saturday, holding Douglass to 206 total yards in a 31-12 decision at Millwood's L.W. Good Stadium.

“They brought it,” first-year Millwood coach Darwin Franklin said of his defense's performance in the 38th annual Soul Bowl. “They toughened up when they had to. We knew they ran the ball, knew Coach (Willis) Alexander has them coached well and they'll do what they do. It was a matter of being disciplined and doing what we're supposed to do.”

Of course, the offense did its part for Class 2A's top-ranked Falcons (2-0). Quarterback Cameron Batson, converted after starting the last three years at receiver, threw three touchdown passes and ran for two more scores.

Batson hit junior D'Andre Mays on a pair of 10-yard scores in the first half, and found Alfonzo McMillian for a 25-yarder in the second half.

“The main focus was to go NASCAR — just keep going and going and going fast,” Mays said of the offensive plan. “The passing game was going and everybody was getting their blocks right in the run game.”

The Falcons intercepted three passes, responding with touchdowns after two of them.

“The offense got more comfortable as we went on,” Batson said. “We had to be able to run the ball.

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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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