Mill Valley cruises past Turner
By Adam Sullivan PrepsKC staff writer
Coming into Friday night both Mill Valley and Turner were looking for their first win of the 2012 season. Mill Valley led by Senior quarterback Skyler Windmiller have produced quite the hype this off-season. Windmiller and Mill Valley proved worth the hype as they flew past Turner 56-7 in a week two match up.
Windmiller however struggled right off the bat against Turner as his first pass was intercepted and eventually led to a one yard touchdown run by Turner quarterback Paul Berry giving the bears a 7-0 lead. Jeremy Jensen of Turner intercepted Windmiller on Mill Valley’s next possession.
“It was a tough start to the game, I just kept telling my offense to stay positive and I’ll get it together” said Windmiller of his early two interceptions.
Windmiller responded for the Jaguars in a huge way leading them on a 56-0 run. The Jaguar air attack started with a 15-yard touchdown pass from Windmiller to freshman Christian Jegen. Mill Valley took a 14-7 lead when Windmiller hit Kendall Short on an 8-yard touchdown pass with 9:12 left in the second quarter. This was just the beginning for Windmiller, as he connected with Jegen again for a 26-yard touchdown, and then found L.J. Hatch on a 14-yard touchdown pass giving the Jags a 28-7 lead early in the third quarter.
“Skyler was great tonight,” Mill Valley coach Joel Applebee said. “He’s a very hard worker and is basically like having a coach on the field. He played great tonight, and it was a huge plus for this team.”
Mill Valley added a late touchdown in the third quarter when Nick Wilson banged his way past Turner defenders on a one-yard touchdown run. The fourth quarter was no different as Mill Valley continued to dominate as Jegen caught another touchdown pass this time from Ty Bruce for eight yards. After the Mill Valley offense had produced a 42-7 lead, the defense decided they wanted in on the scoring action. With 6:59 left to go in the game, Mill Valley defender Jake Theis made the play of the game. With Turner on offense Theis made a one handed interception and took it 55 yards to the house. Two possessions later, Aaron Kennedy picked a Turner fumble up and ran it the other way six yards for the final score of the night giving the Jags a 56-7 win over Turner.
“Defense was by far the unit of the game, they played outstanding and I think we really controlled the line tonight which in my mind is the biggest factor in the game.” Coach Applebee said of his impressive defense.
Turner was unable to get things going after the first touchdown of the game as they only had three possessions end up in Mill Valley territory. The Bears proved to be very physical the entire night on both sides of the ball. Something Mill Valley was expecting.
“We knew they’d be physical, you’re not going to find too many more physical teams then Turner.” Applebee said.
With the loss Turner faces an uphill climb sitting at (0-2). Mill Valley bounces back to (1-1) and gets ready for a homecoming battle with Basehor-Linwood next week.
“It’ll be a fun and very exciting week for us. Hopefully we can have a great week of practice and be ready for Basehor.” Windmiller said of the big game next week.
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