Running backs Micco Brisker (114) and Chad Toliver (101) each had more than 100 yards rushing in the contest with Toliver adding two touchdowns on the ground as well. All of this was done without All-State candidate Treyvon Paulk who left the game early due to an injury.
The Eagles (4-0, 1-0) scored the first two touchdowns of the game in the first quarter, each on two-yard scoring runs by Chris Turner, making the score 13-0 heading into the second quarter.
Roswell’s (2-2, 0-1) lone score of the game came on a 18-yard field goal by Shavi Bash with 4:28 left in the second quarter, cutting Milton’s lead to 13-3.
Toliver’s 38-yard TD run and a Jordan Genovese 38-yard field goal late in the first half increased the Eagles lead to 23-3 heading into halftime. Another field goal by Genovese, this one coming from 39 yards, and a one-yard scoring run by Toliver in the third quarter concluded the scoring for Milton.
“It was a huge win for us in our region and it’s nice to win our backyard matchup,” Milton head coach Howie DeCristofaro said.
The Hornets leading receiver for the contest was Hunter Coleman, catching two passes for 83 yards, including a long of 46 yards. Roswell quarterbacks James Whitaker and Matt Cory combined for 123 yards passing in the game.
“There aren’t too many positives you can take from the contest,” Roswell head coach John Ford stated. “We have to play better.”
Both teams will immediately return to action on Friday as Milton hosts Wheeler and Roswell travels to Etowah in region contest for each squad.
“We’ll have to play well to keep up with Wheeler’s speed advantage,” DeCristofaro stated. “It’s a well coached football team with good athletes at all the skill positions.”
“Etowah is a big, strong and well coached football team with a good front seven on defense,” Ford said. “We’ll need to play better in all facets of the game.”