There’s no better way to celebrate senior night, and the Mill Creek High School football team got a big win in dramatic fashion. The match up between Mill Creek and Habersham Central High School marked the first meeting between the 2 schools but, Head Coach Shannon Jarvis has a little bit of history with the Raiders, as he competed against HCHS as a quarterback in 1991 for Elbert County High School. Jarvis got the best of the Raiders two times that season; once in the regular season and a 27-6 win in the post season.
Not too much has changed since then between Jarvis and the Raiders. Mill Creek took a 42-0 before the half and scored another in the second half but didn’t keep the scoreboard busy in the second half.
The Raiders opened the night on offense, but the Hawks defense would have nothing of it as Griffin and company took the Raiders down early. Mill Creek started their drive at the 40-yard line and it didn’t take too long for the Hawks to make a big burst as Jacorey Lewis left defenders in the wind with a 43-yard touchdown scamper.
The Habersham offense found themselves in a critical third down situation. The Raiders needed to reach the 30-yard line and did not disappoint. However, the rest of their offensive plays were blown up by the Hawks’ defense. Surprisingly, the Raiders kept the Hawks out of the end zone on their second drive.
On third and sixteen, Habersham couldn’t meet the requirements to get a first down and were forced into a punt only situation.
The Eagles took a 13-0 lead in their next drive by way of a long pass from quarterback Daniel David to wide receiver Michael Cheeks. With a good extra point attempt, the Hawks went up 14-0.
Once again, the Hawks were granted great field position at the 41-yard line. Lewis ran in his second touchdown on the night near the end of the first quarter.
With a 21-0 score, the Raiders were in a scary situation knowing they were down 21 and the chances of making a comeback were slim to none.
Mill Creek continued scoring and the Raiders couldm’t keep up with such a high powered offense.
The Hawks have arguably their most important match of the year in their regular season finale. Collins Hill High School will host the Hawks on Nov. 9 at 7:30 p.m.