Milton Scores 14 Unanswered Points In 4th Quarter For 17-9 Come From Behind Win Over Archer
On Friday, the Milton Eagles hosted the Archer Tigers in the second round of the Georgia High School Association football Class 7a state playoffs. The Eagles would have to go without starting quarterback, Devin Farrell, who was out due to injury, so junior quarterback Adam Freas would get the start. The Eagles would struggle offensively early in the game as a bad snap would lead to a safety to put Archer up 2-0. And on the Tigers' ensuing possession, running back Renoldo Spivey would score a rushing touchdown as Archer took a 9-0 lead. the Eagles would finally get on the board thanks to a field goal in the second quarter but that would be all the points they would be able to produce in the first half. Defensively both teams played very well in the first half the third quarter. Archer would intercept two of Freas' pass in the game but it would be a fumble caused by the Milton defense that would change the momentum of the game. It was late in the third quarter when Tigers running back Spivey fumbled the ball as he was being taken down by the Eagles' defense. Milton would recover the fumble and score on the ensuing possession as running back Jordan McDonald would rush for the score and the Eagles would take a 10-9 lead. The Milton defense, led by sophomore defensive end LT Overton, really began to get into a groove applying pressure on Archer quarterback Vashaun Stockman. Overton would come up with a couple keys sacks on Stockman and later, once back on offense, Milton would score once again on a Freas quarterback keeper and go on to win 17-9. Milton will face Lowndes, who they defeated in the 2018 semi finals ahead of their 7A state title that year, next week in the third round. Watch highlights from the game below now!