Watch a replay of Millard South vs. Millard North (Nebraska) high school football – played on Friday, September 14, 2019.
Powered by Isaiah Harris’s four rushing touchdowns, #2 Millard South moved to 3-0 on the 2019 season, winning over crosstown rival Millard North 44-7. It’s the first time the Patriots have opened a season with three wins since 2010.
Harris’s big play ability was on display early. After a six-yard touchdown run late in the first quarter, Harris went in from 40 yards out just eight seconds into the second quarter. He would add a third touchdown less than one minute later following a Millard North fumble at its own five-yard line. Millard South led 24-0 with 10:56 still to play in the half.
The Mustangs showed some spark on their next possession. Sophomore quarterback Ben Weindel engineered an 8-play, 80-yard touchdown drive, capped by his five-yard scamper into the endzone. But Millard North would not come close to scoring again.
Penalties and turnovers again stymied whatever progress Fred Petito’s bunch made. In all, the Mustangs committed 10 penalties for 65 yards and lost three fumbles.
Millard South came out of the halftime locker room and kept their collective foot on the gas. Harris’s fourth touchdown was his most spectacular. A winding, cross-field gallop took him away from defender after defender as he made his way 51 yards to paydirt. Harris has blistered opponents for 469 yards and nine touchdowns through three games.
Quarterback TJ Urban followed it in similar fashion, from 60 yards out, on the Patriots’ next possession. With 2:20 left in the third quarter, Millard South’s other running back, Garrett Mandolfo, added a score from 11 yards to start the running clock.
Harris (192) and Urban (126) accounted for 318 of Millard South’s 349 yards rushing. None of the seven different ball carriers for Millard North rushed for more than 50 yards.
Millard South faces top-ten Millard West next week.
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