Soul Bowl: Douglass Comes Back To Beat Millwood
OKLAHOMA CITY – Despite the two-class difference between the schools, the annual Soul Bowl between Douglass and Millwood always proves to be exciting.
Saturday's matchup was no exception, as Douglass came back from a two-touchdown deficit to win 21-14.
Millwood won the previous two Soul Bowls by a combined nine points, and jumped out again early on Saturday.
The Trojans quickly found themselves in a 14-0 hole to Millwood in the first half.
But they managed to cut into the lead with a solid drive before the half led by running back Diontay Washington, and the Falcons led 14-6 at half.
Douglass started off the second half on a mission offensively.
After a solid drive, Washington broke a big run around the outside and dove for the endzone, but was ruled out at the five.
He came right back and took it in for a score, however, adding a 2-point conversion to knot the score at 14.
The Trojans' defense came up big in the second half while their offense continue to put up points, pitching a shutout in the second half.
Douglass recovered another Millwood fumble, and quarterback Chris Compton found receiver Dior Smiley for a big gain down the right side.
Compton would fire off a 15-yard touchdown pass to finish the drive and give the Trojans their 21-14 margin.
Millwood had a couple of chances to even up the game toward the end but couldn't convert.
Douglass (1-1) will host Star Spencer next weekend and Millwood (1-1) will travel to Bishop McGuinness.