#3 Bellevue West knocked off #2 Millard South 49-29 Friday night at Buell Stadium.
The Thunderbirds showcased their versatility on offense and their power on defense for a genuine full-team effort in this win.
A Worthy Adversary
Bellevue West had to pull out all the stops to bring in this victory against an excellent Millard South squad. The Thunderbirds may have scored first, but Millard South rushed for both a TD and a 2-point conversion shortly afterward, putting them up 8-6 at the end of the first quarter.
T.J. Urban, the Patriots Air Force commit QB, ran for 118 yards including their first touchdown.
But the Bellevue West defense would not let up, resulting in multiple failed third down conversion attempts by the Patriots. By the time C.J Lilienkamp plucked a red-zone interception in the fourth quarter, it was clear that they weren’t pulling any punches.
CJ Lilienkamp picks off Urban in the end zone. T-Birds lead 42-22, 4:22 left. #nebpreps pic.twitter.com/g2OqqsO3XW
— MikeSautterOWH (@MikeSautterOWH) September 19, 2020
Both Keagan Johnson and L.J. Richardson were instrumental in the Thunderbirds’ win with 3 touchdowns each on the night. The Iowa commit rushed for 88 yards, as well as racking up 128 receiving yards.
If there was any question as to how good Bellevue West's Keagan Johnson is…
Those questions were answered.
Get more of @MikeSautterOWH's takes from last nights @pinnbank Game of the Week: https://t.co/XdkDxbgRdq
— NebHSRecruiting (@NEBHSRecruits) September 19, 2020
Junior RB L.J. Richardson had 22 carries for 271 yards in a night that put him on the metro football map.
LJ Richardson with a few broken tackles on his way into the end zone on this 20-yard TD run.
Bellevue West 42, Millard South 22, 10:06 4Q. #nebpreps pic.twitter.com/Fk0SqLfjkK
— Jacob Padilla (@JacobPadilla_) September 19, 2020
The Thunderbirds beat the Patriots to rise to 2-0 while Millard South falls to 3-1.
Bellevue West over Millard South 49-29 pic.twitter.com/9ZF4CYym6Q
— Logan Foote (@Logan_Foote6) September 19, 2020
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