Millennium dominates both sides of the ball in shutout of Raymond S. Kellis

Millennium dominates both sides of the ball in shutout of Raymond S. Kellis

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Millennium dominates both sides of the ball in shutout of Raymond S. Kellis

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Host Goodyear Millennium took advantage of great field position and a penalty-prone Glendale Raymond S. Kellis team to grab a convincing 35-0 win Fridayin a Division II game.

Millennium controlled the game from the outset, dominating the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball to jump out to a 21-0 lead in the first half.

Senior quarterback Stuart Rasmussen managed the game admirably and took advantage of the few completions he had, tossing three touchdowns on only four of 18 completions. He completed only two passes in the first half, but both went for touchdowns of 27 and 13 yards respectively.

A steady running game also helped Millennium (6-2) control the clock, as senior running back Lavonte Hatcher pounded the Kellis defense all night for 124 yards and a touchdown.

The home team was also benefited by great field position, starting all but two drives on the 30-yard line or better as drive after drive stalled for Kellis.

Kellis (4-4) looked hapless and outmatched from the first snap, gaining only 19 yards of total offense in the first half while surrendering 35 yards in penalties. The team finished with only 40 yards of offense and 65 penalty yards.

Kellis never crossed the 50-yard line, had only one offensive play over 10 yards, and had only one first down for the entire game.

Junior quarterback Adam Muller was harassed all night and managed only four completions for 28 yards on 12 attempts.

The Kellis rushing game was equally ineffective, as senior running back Blaine Freeman, who came into the game with 891 yards rushing and 11 touchdowns, managed only 20 yards rushing with zero touchdowns.

Millennium travels to Surprise Valley Vista next week, while Raymond S. Kellis gets a home game against Peoria Liberty.

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