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Milan’s win over SG only one that counts

Milan’s win over SG only one that counts
South Gibson got the moral victory.
Milan took the one that counted.
Down 13-10 at the half to the upstart Hornets, Milan outscored SG 28-6 over the final two quarters to protect its No. 1 (Class 3A) ranking with a 38-19 victory in a District 13AA showdown of unbeatens before an overflow crowd in Medina Friday.
A pair of Carlos Walden touchdown runs in the second period had given South Gibson — off to a 4-0 start in its first full varsity season — a stunning halftime advantage.
But the Bulldogs, who had the ball just 5:30 in the entire first half, scored twice in less than four minutes to open the third period on runs by Tavis Bryson and Kevius Finch, then got two short TD plunges in the fourth period from Arkel Coleman to seal the victory after SG has closed to within 24-19 on a third Walden score.
The Hornets did outgain Milan, 327-311.
In other games of local interest from Week 4:
Trenton 28, Lake Co. 20
Peabody won for the first time in four starts, finally generating some offense in rallying with two second-half touchdowns to beat LC.
Tyler Gadlen threw for 106 yards and a touchdown, but it was a 40-yard fumble return for a TD with 34 seconds left by James Tildon-Haynes — Trenton’s fourth defensive score of the season — that secured the victory.
Nick Price threw three touchdown pass, two to Rafeal Tyler for the Falcons, who outgained the Tide 323-174.
Westview 30, Ripley 22
Abraham Haddad’s four-yard scoring run with 5:50 to play was the difference for the Chargers.
Westview trailed 16-7 at the half, but got TDs from Collins Alexander and Wyatt Zarecor in the third period to pull ahead.
Alexander finished with 108 yards on 27 carries, while Zarecor totaled 88 on 22 tries.
H’don 49, West Carroll 0
The fourth-ranked (1A) Mustangs remained virtually unchallenged with another dominating performance.
Tyler Warbritton ran for two scores after returning an interception for a TD and Tory Watson rushed for 121 yards and two touchdowns for the winners.
McKenzie 19, Gleason 13
Colin Vinson’s 76-yard interception return with 1:24 remaining kept the Bulldogs from pulling the upset over No. 6 McKenzie.
Gleason essentially outplayed the Rebels the entire game and drawn even with 2:39 to play after a Connor Verdell to David Spellings 71-yard touchdown pass. The point-after that would’ve given Gleason the lead, though, failed.
Zach Wileski ran for 127 yards and a TD and Verdell threw for 167 yards, but was intercepted three times.
Lexington 49, Liberty 42
Kerry Sellers ran for 162 yards and three touchdowns, and threw for a fourth score as the Tigers won a shootout between the No. 1 and No. 6 ranked teams in Class 4A.
The two teams combined for 943 yards.

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