Millbrook football coach Clarence Inscore got the effort and results he was looking for this week as his team had to bounce back from last week’s loss to Wake Forest.
The Wildcats’ (5-2, 2-1) defense dominated and led the way to a 38-7 Cap-8 Conference win over Broughton (2-5, 0-3).
“This was a good game, a complete game, but not a clean game,” Inscore said after the win. “I was proud of the effort and a lot of the execution, but we’ve still got some things to clean up.”
After a scoreless first quarter, Millbrook sophomore defensive tackle Dacaurii Stanley got the Wildcats on the board with a tackle for a safety just 31 seconds into the second quarter.
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Then Millbrook’s Isaiah Bowman took the Broughton kick and returned it 32 yards to set up a 23-yard scoring run by Bowman and the Wildcats led 9-0.
Later in the first half, Larry Rountree scored on a 5-yard run and Tyler Snead ran a 2-point conversion for a 17-0 halftime lead.
Broughton, meanwhile, could not take advantage of any opportunities. The Caps moved the ball well on their second possession, reaching the Millbrook 13-yard line, but failed to score. Broughton also got the ball on a pair of Millbrook turnovers in the first half. DaBreyn Belfield recovered a fumble and Tynais Peace intercepted a pass, but Millbrook’s defense would not give up any first half points.
Millbrook iced the game by scoring on its first three possessions of the second half to build a 38-0 lead.
Broughton’s only score came on 1-yard touchdown run by Cliff Chavis with 3:09 left in the game.
THEY SAID IT
“The defense played well tonight, probably their most complete game of the season,” Inscore said. “Stanley and the front put a lot of pressure on the quarterback. Linebacker Bryan Squires played well with a couple of sacks and Nic Vinson had some big hits from the corner. Really, the whole unit played well.”
THREE TO KNOW
Isaiah Bowman, Millbrook: After a sluggish start for the Wildcats’ offense, Bowman made the plays to ignite the team. Then in the second half he turned a short pass from quarterback Kenny McCray into a 40-yard touchdown play.
Larry Rountree, Millbrook: The senior couldn’t shake loose for a long run but scored three touchdowns and rushed for 72 yards.
Cliff Chavis, Broughton: While the Caps could not run on the Wildcats, Chavis produced most of the offense, with 117 yards passing while being constantly pressured by the Millbrook defense.