Replay of the Millard North vs Millard West (Nebraska) game – August 30, 2019.
Millard West’s Tristan Gomes has a nose for the endzone. The senior quarterback rushed for four touchdowns in the 2019 season opener, guiding his team to a 30-0 shutout win over rival Millard North.
Gomes capped Millard West’s opening possession with a 6-yard lunge to make the score 7-0 with 2:55 to play in the first quarter. Gomes put the Wildcats up by two scores with his 3-yard plunge on a similar play with 4:40 left in the half.
Millard West made it a 17-0 lead with 8:38 left in the third quarter when Nasser Nabulsi hit a 33-yard field goal.
Millard North, plagued by 15 penalties for 126 yards on the night, had a chance to get back in the game late in the third quarter. After a 39-yard catch and run by Jadus Ellis, Millard North had first-and-goal at the Millard West two-yard line. After two failed quarterback sneaks and a fumbled snap, head coach Fred Petito called timeout to discuss the fourth-down decision. Out of the break, the offense returned to the field. The play call was a toss sweep to running back Keshaun Wright. But the Millard West defense stood up and linebacker Nate Pesek made a stellar solo tackle to preserve the shutout.
In the fourth quarter, Gomes ran for two more scores. The last was a 31-yard scamper that put the game on ice with 5:56 on the clock.
Two Wildcats ended the night with more than 100 yards rushing. Gomes carried 11 times for 113 yards, and Ethan Valencia, making his first career start, added 153 yards on 27 carries. Millard West ended the game with 307 rushing yards on 49 attempts.
Millard North was able to muster only 78 yards on the ground and gained only 136 yards total.
The win gives Millard West shutout victories in con
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