The Miller Grove Wolverines defeated the Dunwoody Wildcats for the second consecutive year, on their homecoming, 27-7. The Dunwoody Wildcats were victimized by numerous plays of over 40 yards throughout the game, and were unable to sustain scoring drives against the stingy Miller Grove defense, who held the Wildcats to under 150 total yards of offense.
The Wolverine offense connected on its first big play of the night when Wolverine quarterback Ken Allen hit receiver Vachon Cojoe for a 60-yard pass down the left sideline, to the Wildcat 10 yard line, on their first offensive play of the game. Two plays later, Ken Allen tossed a 10-yard touchdown pass giving the Wolverines an early 6-0 lead. Miller Grove failed to convert on the extra point.
Miller Grove’s third possession of the game, began on their own 30 yard line, when quarterback Ken Allen was intercepted on the first play of the series by Wildcat safety Tylor Scales, who returned the interception to the Miller Grove 45 yard line. With what appeared to be a momentum shift, the Wildcat offense, looking to capitalize on the turnover, went on a 10 play drive that lasted over five minutes, but the Wildcats were stopped short on fourth down and 1 yard to go, from the 9 yard line.
With Dunwoody’s defense playing aggressively all during the second quarter and holding Miller Grove on several successive drives, the Wolverine offense struck on another big pass play with two minutes left in the second quarter. Quarterback Ken Allen connected on a 40-yard throw to a wide open receiver down the middle of the field, which set up a 21 yard touchdown pass three plays later giving the Wolverines a 13-0 halftime lead.
After a lengthy halftime homecoming ceremony, Miller Grove received the ball to start the second half. On their first play of the third quarter, they scored on an explosive 69-yard touchdown run, giving the Wolverines a 20-0 lead. On the ensuing kickoff, Wildcat kick returner Dominique Conwell, fumbled the ball on the return, which was picked up by the Wolverines and run back for a touchdown, giving the Wolverines a 27-0 lead, and two touchdowns in 47 seconds to start the second half.
The Wildcat offense showed life in the fourth quarter, going on a seven-minute drive which was capped off by a 7-yard halfback pass, from running back Aaron Alexander to receiver Max Woodburn, with 53 seconds remaining in the game, making the final score 27-7.
“Our offense was able to get a few good drives going.” said Woodburn, the junior receiver who scored the only Wildcat touchdown. “If we can consistently finish those drives with touchdowns, we can take some pressure off of our defense, and become a more successful team.”
The Wildcats will enter their bye week this week, and will play the undefeated Martin Luther King Lions on Thursday at North DeKalb Stadium at 7:30 p.m.