By MIKE HUTCHENS
Messenger Sports Editor
Milan ‘weathered’ the storm to get a little payback against Huntingdon.
Waiting out a long lightning delay, the Bulldogs scored twice in the second half and then held on to beat Huntingdon 21-13 in a battle of state-ranked teams in different classifications.
The victory avenged Milan’s only regular-season loss last year when the Bulldogs made it to the Class 3A state championship game.
Arkel Coleman ran for a pair of touchdowns before re-injuring an ankle he first hurt a few weeks back, and Milan intercepted Jacob Warbritton near midfield in the final minute to preserve the victory.
The Bulldogs — ranked No. 6 in last week’s Associated Press poll — improved to 6-1 on the season while Huntingdon, fifth in the latest 1A listing, is now 5-2.
Steve Stover scored the Mustangs’ only TD on a six-yard pass from Warbritton, who’d carried on 14 of the previous 15 plays in a long Huntingdon scoring march.
Weather affected many other Friday night games, too, with several shortened from regulation time.
The following is a recap.
D’burg 49, Westview 14
The 10th-ranked Trojans (Class 4A) routed Westview in a game postponed until Saturday afternoon due to lightning on Friday night.
D’burg (6-1) dominated the Chargers in all facets of the contest, getting two touchdown runs apiece from Oshawn Smith and Shavon Henderson and a couple of defensive touchdowns when Henderson returned a fumble 76 yards for a TD and Jawan Galacia hauled back an interception 45 yards to paydirt.
Westview (3-4) could manage but 132 total yards — including just 28 on 28 rushing plays.
So. Gibson 49, Gibson Co. 0
Brothers Carlos and Quincy Walden combined for five of the Hornets’ seven touchdowns and fifth-ranked (3A) SG improved to 7-0 and remained tied with Covington atop the District 13AA standings with a 4-0 league mark.
Carlos threw for 100 yards, ran for another 82 and had two pass interceptions for South Gibson, which capitalized on four GC turnovers.
The loss was the Pioneers’ 40th straight dating back to the 2008 season.
Humboldt 27, Greenfield 0
Nic McLilly ran for 237 yards and two TDs in a contest that was called at halftime after multiple lightning delays.
McLilly had scoring scampers of six, five and 75 yards for H’boldt, which won its fifth straight and remained tied atop the District 14A standings with Peabody at 3-0.
Greenfield had just one first down and 29 total yards.
Gleason 20, Fulton City 0
Gleason scored three times in the first 71/2 minutes before the game was halted by lightning.
Fulton City initially agreed to return Saturday afternoon to resume the contest, but head coach Brad Rozzell later informed his counterpart, Noah Lampkins, he could not get transportation for his troops the following day.
Chase Ezell, Ian Legens and Chris Copeland all had touchdown runs for Gleason, which improved to 4-3.
Dresden 42, Riverside 3
Devin Raymer scored two touchdowns and Davis Moran threw a scoring pass to Logan Thomas as the second-ranked Lions (2A) remained unbeaten at 8-0.
Dresden gave a TD or less for the fifth time this season vs. the Panthers and have not surrendered more than 14 points in any game this season.
TCA 37, McKenzie 14
Quarterback Kyle Akin ran for three touchdowns to lead the Lions (3-4) in a contest that was delayed twice for more than two hours combined and didn’t end until after midnight.
Hunter Lowe scored both touchdowns for McKenzie, which fell to 2-5.
Published in The Messenger 10.8.12