Milton Leans On Legs of Jordan Yates For 21-19 Win Over Archer
In the night cap of day two of the 27th Annual Corky Kell Classic, the Milton Eagles took on the Archer Tigers in their first ever meeting between the two teams. In the first quarter, Archer would get the first crack at getting on the score board and would drive the ball to the Milton 10 yard line but the Eagles defense would hold off the Tigers attack and force Archer to kick a field goal which they would miss. In the second quarter, Milton would get their shot at getting on the board first, but would also miss a field goal and the game remained tied 0-0 with 8:04 to go in the half.
On the ensuing possession for the Tigers, Archer would find themselves in Eagles territory and threatening to score after Carter Peevy connected with Andrew Booth for a big gain. The Milton defense would step up once again forcing a fourth and three which the Tigers would line up to go for but a false start penalty against Archer would bring up fourth and eight. After the penalty, the Tigers would gamble and go for it and it would be Peevy connecting with Braylen Weems to give Archer a 6-0 lead with 3:42 to go in the first half. Milton would answer back in the form of a Jordan Yates scramble left and then right and then finding Holden Shaw in the end zone as time ticked off the clock and the Eagles taking a 7-6 lead.
In the third quarter, Yates would ruch for a touchdown to give the Eagles a 14-6 lead, but the Tigers would answer back when Peevy and Weems connected for the second time and would trail 14-12 after a failed point after attempt. In the fourth quarter, Yates, a Georgia Tech commit, would rush for his second touchdown of the game giving the Eagles a 21-12 lead . Once again, Archer would answer back when Peevy and Weems hooked up for their third touchdown of the game and the Tigers trailed 21-19 with 3:24 to go in the game.
With Milton unable to score on their next possession, the Tigers would get the ball back in Milton territory. With 1:04 remaining, the Tigers were in a third and 15 situation and Peevy's pass would fall incomplete. With one last shot at scoring, it would be fourth and 15 for the Tigers and Peevy would take another shot at the end zone but again, the pass would go incomplete and the Eagles getting the ball back and picking up the 21-19 win.