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High School Football: Miller rolls to bi-district win over La Feria

Rey Castillo
Corpus Christi Caller Times

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

CLASS 4A DIVISION I BI-DISTRICT 

MILLER 70, LA FERIA 7

What this game means: Miller advances to the area round for the second straight season to play No. 2 Lampasas, a 61-14 winner over Uvalde at 8 p.m. Saturday at San Antonio's Dub Farris Athletic Complex. The Buccaneers' offense scored 49 points in the first half and 21 in the second half. It was the third time this season Miller has scored at least 70 points. La Feria, which won the District 16-4A Division I championship, ends the season at 3-2. 

Miller takes on La Feria in a Class 4A Division I bi-district playoff game on Friday, Nov. 13, 2020 at Cabaniss Multipurpose Stadium in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Friday's highlights: Miller quarterback Andrew Body continued his offensive surge by accounting for four of Miller's 10 touchdowns. Body opened the scoring on a 9-yard TD run to give the Buccaneers the lead for good. McCullion Williams scored the next touchdown for Miller on a 2-yard run and La Feria QB Dario Sanchez connected with Esteban Gonzalez on a 14-yard touchdown pass for the Lion's lone score. Lonnie Adkism gave Miller a 21-7 lead on a 70-yard touchdown pass from Body. The Buccaneers scored 28 points in the second quarter on two touchdown runs from Ethan Greenwood, one from Body and a 26-yard touchdown pass from Body to Adraean Lloyd. Williams scored his second touchdown in the third quarter on a 31-yard pass from Body, and Greenwood ran for his third score before backup quarterback Jaedyn Brown scored Miller's final touchdown on an 11-yard carry. 

Friday's stars: It was a record-breaking night for the Buccaneers. Adkism surpassed Ralph Rodriguez (1,380 yards) to become Miller's all-time leader in receiving yards with his 70-yard touchdown catch in the first quarter. Adkism finished with eight catches for 179 yards to give him 1,388 on the season. Body moved into seventh all-time in passing yards in Texas football history after completing 23 passes for 396 yards and four touchdowns. He now has 12,224 for his career and 3,462 yards on the season. Body also carried the ball eight times for 68 yards and two touchdowns. Greenwood finished with five carries for 32 yards and three touchdowns. Lloyd ran for 86 yards and caught two passes for 50 yards and a touchdown. Lloyd ran for 86 yards and caught two passes for 50 yards. 

Miller quarterback Andrew Body on advancing to the area round: "It means a lot to us. We had a good week of preparation for this game and it showed on the field. Everything we did in practice showed. The playoffs are always a different mentality and for me, I play different in the playoffs. Now, we have to have a solid week of practice, and we can't take Lampasas lightly."

Miller coach Justen Evans on the Buccaneers' defensive performance against La Feria: "It was great momentum tonight. We had kind of been up and down, but our defense played lights out. I'm so proud of those guys for taking it personal for what's happened the last couple of weeks. They played well tonight, and now we need to put a complete game together."

Miller receiver Lonnie Adkism on becoming Miller's all-time leader in receiving yards: "It feels great. I talked to Ralph (Rodriguez) earlier and he told me to go get mine. I told him I was going to get it and now I want to go up to 1,600. Passing Ralph is good, but I'm ready to get more."

Next: Miller vs. No. 2 Lampasas in a Class 4A Division I area round game, 8 p.m. Saturday at San Antonio Dub Farris Athletic Complex

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