October 15, 2009
Indians overwhelm Lancers 66-0
on MHS senior recognition night
Gary Franklin, Sports
On Friday night, October 9, the Milan Indians played the
bad host to the visiting Edinburgh Lancer football team,
earning a 66-0 victory.
Conditions for the game included mud and the muck of a
rain drenched newly resurfaced football field, along with
disgusting drizzle that more closely resembled an all
out rain shower at times.
The evening began with the introduction of senior members
of the Milan High School football team, their managers
and cheerleaders, the cross country runners, the dance
team and band members along with their parents and escorts.
Up to this game, the tribe had only fallen to the non-conference
Batesville Bulldogs by a score of 19-28 and their conference
opponent, the Indian Creek Braves, 13-16.
Indians vs Lancers
As indicated by the final score, this nights battle with
Edinburgh was never in doubt as the Indian offense scored
early and often throughout the game. While on the field,
the MHS defense limited the progress by the Lancers offensive
unit to minimal gains.
First period 20-0
Scoring for Milan in the first quarter came as the result
of a 36 yard run by senior Travis Pennington (33) at the
8:20 mark for 6-0. Junior Cory Jewett (45), added a TD
@ the 4:29 mark with his 2 yard run, which was coupled
to a Travis Pennington conversion to lead 14-0. With 10
seconds remaining in the quarter, senior Zach Turner (24)
carried the ball into the end zone on a 9 yard run to
take the score to 20-0 Milan.
Second period 39-0
Senior Travis Penington (33) initiated the scoring in
the second period at 9:49 with a 10 yard run for the TD
and a 26-0 lead. At 5:54, senior quarterback Grayson Miller
(14) completed a 16 yard pass to senior receiver Cody
Marcee (3) for the TD, followed by a Pennington (33) PAT
elevating the tribe's edge to 33-0. With 2:11 remaining
before the halftime break, Pennington (33) took a 5 yard
run into the end zone to bring the halftime score to Milan
Third period 53-0
Indian sophomore Cory Strunk (23) opened the tribe's third
period scoring with a 30 yard run for the touchdown at
the 12:00 mark of period for 45-0. Strunk struck again
at 9:59 for a second TD run, this one for 42 yards, followed
by a Pennington (33) kick and the lead of 53-0.
Period four 66-0
The fourth quarter would bring few surprises as the tribe
again held solid and added points to their total. At 9:56
in the fourth, Strunk (23) put seven on the board for
Milan with his 24 yard run and the PAT to follow.
With the score at Milan 59-0, Dennis Roark carried the
ball into the end zone on an eight yard run to drive the
final nail in the Lancer coffin, ending the game with
a score of 66-0.
The Indians will travel to Triton Central to face their
final foe of regular season action on Friday, October
16, with an anticipated game kickoff time of 7 p.m.
GARY FRANKLIN PHOTO
Enroute to a 66-0 blowout, Milan Indian senior
Cody Marsee (3) collects the 16 yard pass from senior
quarterback teammate Grayson Miller (14) and crosses
the endline for a TD to raise the tribe's lead to
33-0 over the Edinburgh Lancers with 5:54 remaining
in the first half of regulation