The Holliday Eagles rolled on as they whipped Millsap 45-7 on the Bulldogs home turf Friday night.
This victory for the Eagles showed some more Holliday versatility. The Eagles have proven throughout the season that they have without a doubt one of the top ground games in the area, but Friday these Eagles proved that they can spread their wings and take to the air, as well.
Kade Patterson was outstanding throwing the ball. He completed 14-of-16 passes for 263 yards, including four touchdowns. Kody Jones was Patterson’s primary target catching four passes for 91 yards including touchdowns of 26 and 31 yards. Crue Jackson had three catches for 38 yards and a touchdown, while Justin Jones had two catches including a 54-yard touchdown completion.
Justin Jones didn’t allow the ground game to go stagnant as he churned out 77 yards including two touchdown runs.
Grayson “the toe” Germany proved true yet again. He drilled 6-of-6 PATs and booted a 32-yard field goal.
The aspect of the Eagles game that has been the backbone of their success played lights out yet again as Holliday completely stymied the Bulldogs.
Millsap got on the score board first before the Eagles made the Bulldogs offensive attack impotent. Millsap managed a mere 136 yards of offense in the game.
Tristin Boyd and Tanner Bayard provided the meat and potatoes for the Holliday defense with team high 11 and nine tackles respectively. The Eagles also had some spice. Justin Jones had two sacks. Chase Borchardt intercepted a pass.
Holliday’s win has put them in line for its first district title in six years. Jacksboro got a win also to keep their record unblemished. The 9-0 Tigers will come to Holliday Friday for the regular season finale with the District 5-3A D2 championship on the line.
This game has all the marking for a barn burner. Strength against strength from two programs that have a history of winning.
Get their early if you want to support the red and white because high school football fans from all over the area will want to see this one.