Miller Squeezes by Waterford

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Season-opening jitters were evident between Waterford and Miller, but those jitters transformed into a tightly-contested game.

Play eventually opened up, and it was Miller coming away with the 21-19 win, its first victory over Waterford in over a decade.

After a dormant opening quarter, it was Waterford who lit up the scoreboard first in the second quarter. Isaac Huffman hit Montana Brooker on a hitch-and-go to kick off a drive that eventually concluded with a Huffman-to-Dalton Ball 25-yard touchdown.

Miller head coach Sean Bartley dialed up a big play of his own to on the next Falcon possession.

On a pitch to running back Kody McKinniss, Carson Starlin slipped behind the Wildcats’ secondary and was wide open for the halfback pass.

Starlin went on to accumulate two receiving touchdowns, allowing the Falcons to squeeze past the Wildcats.

Waterford quarterback Isaac Huffman finished with 13 completions for 209 yards, but also finished with three costly turnovers.

The Eagles trailed by two points entering the fourth quarter, but couldn’t find the go-ahead score.

Next Friday, Waterford moves on to play Wahama on the road, while Miller will play Eastern at home. Both games kick off at 7:30.