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Milan earns ‘special’ win

Milan earns ‘special’ win
A pair of special teams plays led to 13 first-half points and propelled No. 1-ranked Milan (Class 3A) to a 16-7 victory over Westview in a District 13AA defensive struggle Friday night at Johnnie Hale Stadium.
Kevius Finch’s long punt return set up a short touchdown by Arkel Coleman, and Trey Belew’s 10-yard TD scamper was the end result of a Braxton Simpson blocked punt deep in Westview territory for the unbeaten Bulldogs (6-0, 3-0), who won despite just 181 yards of total offense.
The Chargers (3-3, 1-2), who snapped Milan’s 31-game district winning streak last season, managed just 170 yards and a one-yard scoring run by Quan Williams in the second quarter this year.
Ryne Vinson threw for 90 yards to account for the bulk of Westview’s offense.
Caleb Appleton added a 43-yard field goal with just under two minutes to play in the game for Milan.
In other games of local interest from Week 6:
Huntingdon 42, Gleason 6
Torrey Watson rushed for 202 yards and a touchdown to help the fourth-ranked Mustangs (Class 1A) tune up for a showdown with Milan next week with another lopsided District 13A triumph.
Huntingdon (7-0, 3-0) has won each of its three league games by more than 30 points while assuming the top spot in the district.
Humboldt 48, Halls 15
Four of Jalen Montague’s six completions resulted in TDs as the fifth-ranked Vikings (5-1, 2-0) handed Halls its fifth straight loss.
Montague connected with Chris McLilly for two scores and also found Tevin Bryson and David Wilson for touchdowns.
C.C. Moody ran for two TDs for the victors.
McKenzie 39, Bruceton 0
Matt Eaton and Hunter Lowe each had a pair of scoring runs for the ninth-ranked Rebels, who kept pace with Huntingdon in 13A.
McKenzie’s defense was most impressive by holding Bruceton to just 95 total yards and four first downs.
Dresden 39, W. Carroll 7
Gatlin Hatchel continued his stellar play, rushing for two TDs and throwing for two more as the sixth-ranked Lions (2A) won for the sixth time in seven games overall and improved to 2-1 in District 13A.
WC was without injured starting quarterback Jamal Glenn. Published in The Messenger 10.3.11

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