“We challenged our kids to find a way to run the football and we were able to,” Hannah said.
But the biggest play may come from the Miller Grove defense. The Wolverines had a four-play goalline stand at the 1 with about 12 minutes remaining.
“Our defensive philosophy is to make them go the distance,” Hannah said. “We gave up eight big plays (15 yards or more) but they kept battling and found a way. We tell them, ‘Be Hungry, Be Humble.’ That’s the way we try to play.”
Veterans was impressive in a 31-0 whipping of Upson-Lee, making Milan Turner a winner in his debut. … Robert Davis, the former Georgia and NFL star, took Riverwood to a 48-14 win over Chattahoochee. … Rodney Hackney, who is beginning his second stint at Riverdale, enjoyed a successful return in a 39-0 win over North Clayton. … Thomas County Central's Ashley Henderson watched his team dominate Early County 33-7.
Jamie Fox, the new coach at Harris County, lost his opener against Carver Columbus 20-16. Grady coach Kevin Clark saw his team drop a 20-7 decision to North Atlanta.
Two others will make their debut this week: Pete Fominaya will make his debut with Hiram at Harrison and Robert Andrews at Walnut Grove will open at home against George Walton.