It certainly wasn’t the game that everyone was expecting when the Frankenmuth Eagles invaded Millington to face the Cardinals Friday night. What most expected to be a hard fought, close contest turned into a game dominated by the Eagles as they cruised to a 28-7 victory.
The Eagles defense set the tone for the game with Millington’s first possession holding forcing the Cardinals to turn the ball over on downs after four plays. The offence then needed only 3 plays before scoring on a 46 pass completion from Jack Taggert(10) to Jared Davis(3). With the PAT by Jack Veitengruber, the Eagles went up 7-0 and really never looked back.
Millington did manage to keep the game close early on keeping the score knotted at 7-0 until the second quarter when again Taggert would connect for a TD pass, this time from 6 yards out to Grant Bronner (14). After the successful PAT by Veitengruber the Eagles would go up 14-0 which is where things stood at half time.
On offense, Millington just wasn’t able to find the connections to move the ball down field with 10 of their 11 drives consisting of just 5 plays or less and only 3 of those 11 drives netting more than 10 yards. After averaging nearly 375 yards offense per game, the Eagles defense managed to hold Millington to only 129 yards with a bulk of those coming on 2 Caleb Wascher(12) 4th quarter scampers one of which was a 46 yard touchdown run finally putting the Cardinals on the board.
Frankenmuth put two more scores on the board, one in the 3rd quarter on a 47 yard Taggert TD pass to Brady Wood(2) and the second a 55 yard TD pass to Aaron Hubenstriker in the 4th quarter to round out the scoring.
For the night, Frankenmuth gained 219 yards on the ground led by their leading rusher Josh Szczepanski and Taggert’s 152 yards passing on 4/12 for 4 TD’s.
Millington was led by Wascher who tallied 121 yards on the ground and was 5/18 for 46 yard passing with 1 interception
Next week Frankenmuth looks to improve upon their 5-0 record against Garber while Millington will look to get back to their winning ways against North Branch.