Watch a full game replay of high school football: Creighton Prep vs. Millard South (Nebraska) – Friday, October 18, 2019.
Quarterback TJ Urban (201 yards) and running back Isaiah Harris (209 yards) combined for 410 yards rushing and six total touchdowns in Millard South’s 46-23 win over Creighton Prep.
Prep got on the board first with a field goal following a muffed punt midway through the first quarter. It was the last time that the Junior Jays led in the game.
On the ensuing drive, Harris went 84 yards for a score on the second play from scrimmage. A two-point conversion put Millard South up 8-3. The Patriots extended the lead to 11-3 on their next possession with a Colton Lammel field goal.
With nine minutes remaining in the second quarter, Urban took a quarterback keeper 88 yards for a score to make it 18-3 for the Patriots.
Needing a score, Prep quarterback John Coniglio engineered a 4-play, 61-yard touchdown drive with just 2:45 to play in the half. Running back Vinny Cacciopo capped the drive with a 17-yard touchdown run that gave the Junior Jays life heading into the locker room, but still down 18-10.
Thanks to a penalty for running into the punter that kept the drive alive, Prep got back to within a point on their first offensive series of the second half. Coniglio hit Alex Bullock with a 24-yard scoring strike to make it 18-17. The Prep defense held on the next series and gave the ball back to its offense with a chance to retake the lead.
But three plays in, Coniglio misfired a pass into the flat and Millard South defensive back Taekwon Johnson came up with the interception. On the next play, Urban dashed in from 51 yards out for his second game-breaking touchdown of the night.
Harris extended the lead to 32-17 on the next Patriot possession.
Prep still had some fight left, however. Trailing by two scores, Coniglio again connected with Bullock, this time from 20 yards out, for another touchdown. But Lammel’s extra point try sailed wide and kept the two-score margin in tact at 32-23.
From there, it was all Millard South. Harris took a screen pass 75 yards for a score and added his third rushing touchdown with 3:54 remaining to reach the final tally.
The win by Millard South (7-1, 4-0) sets up a de facto District 5 championship matchup with Omaha Westside (7-1, 4-0) next week. Creighton Prep (6-2, 2-2) is still firmly in the wild card race and should easily make the state playoffs. The Junior Jays finish the regular season next week with an intriguing home game against Elkhorn South who will also be looking to secure a wild card berth.
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