2023 Corky Kell

MC Players during the first quarter of the  Corky Kell Classic.
MC Players during the first quarter of the Corky Kell Classic.
PG Stewart

Mill Creek Hawks played against North Gwinnett High School for the Corky Kell Classic. The team played at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in downtown Altana. There were a l0t of supporters to cheer on Mill Creek, including the Creek Freaks.

Another win for the Hawks, with the final score being 49-14. The first half Mill Creek led by 7-0 and then in the second half was 28-0.

Dale Zanine from the Gwinnett Daily Post said, “One of the key holdovers from the last years state title squad was running back Cam Robinson, 12. He made his presence known early and often against the Bulldogs Saturday. He set them up for touchdowns to steady the offense attack. ”

In an interview with Zanin, Mill Creek Head Coach Josh Lovelady said, “Robinson had a great first half. In the second half, we settled in. I think we ran the same play like 15 times.”

For some Mill Creek football players, when asked to describe how it felt to play at Corky Kell, they said it was mix of  their first and last times playing.

Shane Throgmartin, 11, mentioned “Balance, I’m good at talking to people when they are or even when there doing good just that calm presence.

“It was a great experience and it felt like playing in the pros”, said Malachi Miller, 11.

Jaiden Patterson, 12, commented as well, “Playing at Corky Kell is a surreal experience but if fine because I had my teammates and the atmosphere was cool.”

In the end, Mill Creek Hawks stayed strong for the rest of the game. Go Hawks!

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