Millwood quarterback Cameron Batson turned in a five-touchdown performance as Class 2A's No. 1 Falcons defeated Christian Heritage Academy 53-0 Friday.
Although Batson controlled nearly everything for Millwood, it was running back Janari Glover's 93-yard, touchdown run that got things going against the Crusaders. Glover dashed to the house on the first play of the team's second drive, and the Falcons never looked back.
Batson, No. 13 on The Oklahoman's Super 30, picked off Christian Heritage quarterback Spencer Lindsey midway through the second quarter and returned it 40 yards for his first of five scores and Millwood's second of the game.
Batson created big play after big play, as he scored on an interception return, a punt return, a 23-yard run and two passing plays. He picked up three touchdowns in the second period, one on a 90-yard pass and catch to Alonzo McMillian that gave Millwood a 27-0 lead. Batson capped the first half with his 23-yard touchdown run and gave the Falcons a 34-0 lead before the third period.
Batson wasn't finished in the second half. After Larry Lambeth scored the team's first points of the third quarter with a 15-yard touchdown run, Batson connected with Micah Sanders for a 43-yard touchdown pass on the first play of their following drive. Batson went 7-13 with 157 yards and two scores through the air.
The Falcons put their final touchdown on the board late in the third quarter as Glover rushed 37 yards for his second of the night and iced the game 53-0.
“I had great blocking from the offensive line tonight,” Batson said after his five-touchdown performance. “I watched film all week and read my keys. Luckily I was able to make something happen, but we're still not satisfied. There's still time to work hard.”
“Without Cameron taking charge of everything that goes on, we wouldn't be here,” Millwood coach Darwin Franklin said. “But tonight was a total effort. The big guys made things happen, and the defense worked their tail off. I can't complain about any of it.”