Mill Creek, which is ranked #33 in the High School Football America Preseason Top 25, opened the 2016 season with a win over the team that ended its 2015 season. The Hawks beat Colquitt County, the 2015 High School Football America “mythical” national champs, 34-27 in the Corky Kell Classic.
Last year, Colquitt County defeated Mill Creek in the Class AAAAAA state semifinals on the way to the Packers’ second straight state title. Saturday night’s win came after Mill Creek opened a 20-0 halftime lead.
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Mill Creek head coach Shannon Jarvis told Gwinnett Prep Sports, “That second half turned into a slugfest. I can’t even remember how many momentum swings we had in that game. I am so proud of the coaches and our players. Our coaches in their non-wavering leadership and our players in their non-wavering resiliency in this game to keep battling. I told them before, it’s going to be a game of momentum and big plays made because there’s so much talent on the field. That game was about players making plays and we made the last one. That’s what it came down to.”
The victory snapped CC’s 30 game win streak.
Mill Creek was led by quarterback Cameron Turley, who threw for 304 yards and three touchdowns.