The Mill Creek High School football team is at an all time high right now. After going 7-3 in the regular season, they gave Head Coach Shannon Jarvis his first eight wins in his career with the Hawks in a 41-39 win over Alpharetta High School. Mill Creek has extended their playoff run with a huge win over Brookwood High School. The Broncos claimed the 2010 state championship.
The Hawks haven’t had the luxury of home field advantage throughout the playoffs but, Mill Creek fans are pumped up about what’s going on in Hawk Nation. MCHS didn’t have a teeth-clinching finish but, students at Mill Creek said the uncertainty of the game really kept them on their toes.
“I was really excited because I didn’t really know what was going to happen and it was really intense,” said Tori Fields.
It’s difficult to not become emotionally invested in your favorite team but when you’re a cheerleader for the Hawks, it comes with the territory. Hawks cheerleader Amelia Holder knew if the Hawks didn’t come through against Brookwood, she would have to lay her pom poms down for good.
“At the beginning I was kind of scared because Brookwood beat us [in the regular season] but after we were ahead by a lot I was not nervous. I was really excited. I’m a cheerleader and I didn’t want that to be the last game I cheered in,” said Amelia Holder. “I’m excited that I get to cheer Friday.”
It’s always nice to get revenge against a team and Holder noted that the win over the Broncos holds much more significance now.
“Yes I think it does. Brookwood beat us so it was kind of important that we beat them,” said Holder.
As the game came to a close, the feeling of beating the Broncos was all too surreal yet gratifying.
“It was really nerve-wracking and we were jumping up and down and screaming when it happened. It was such a surprise that we won,” Fields said.
Fields brother, Tal Fields is a member of the team and she is committed to seeing her brother and the rest of the Hawks compete against North Cobb High School on Friday.
“I’m definitely going to be there,” Fields stated.