Mill Creek took over on its 48-yard line and on the fourth play from scrimmage, sophomore quarterback Thurman Harris hit junior Romeo Pelham along the far hash mark for a 32-yard touchdown to put the Eagles ahead 14-0, with a little over four minutes left in the half.
East Coweta went three-and-out on its next possession, but flipped the field on the punt, pinning Mill Creek at its 18-yard line. On the first snap, Lee-Parker sprinted 71-yards to the East Coweta 11-yard line, where he was run down by senior speedster Chris Pitt. Two plays later, Battle scored from a yard out to push the lead to 21-0 just before halftime.
The Eagles essentially put the game on ice on their first possession of the second half. Junior receiver Khamari Glover got things off to a good start when he returned East Coweta’s punt 21 yards up the near sideline to the East Coweta 46-yard line. A pass interference penalty and a 13-yard reception by Parker Wroble on a tipped pass, set up Lee-Parker’s 17-yard touchdown run, as Harris gave him the ball on a zone read to the right side.
Wroble joined the scoring brigade on Mill Creek’s next possession when he caught a hitch from junior quarterback M.J. Patterson along the far sideline, made a defender miss and then raced 60-yards to the end zone, flashing the “peace” sign as he crossed the goal line, to make it 35-0.
Moss spoiled the Mill Creek shut out early in the fourth quarter, when he made up for his first quarter fumble with a brilliant 71-yard touchdown run, bouncing outside to the right before cutting across the field and outracing the Eagles’ secondary into the end zone.
Mill Creek 7 14 14 3 38
East Coweta 0 0 0 6 6
MC – Joshua Battle 50 run (Brock Pellegrino kick)
MC – Romeo Pelham 32 pass from Thurman Harris (Pellegrino kick)
MC – Battle 1 run (Pellegrino kick)
MC – Chancellor Lee-Parker 17 run (Pellegrino kick)
MC – Parker Wroble 60 pass from M.J. Patterson (Pellegrino kick)
EC – Amaryion Moss 71 run (pass failed)
MC – Pellegrino 42 fg