Trojans’ passing attack hands Eagles second straight defeat



MARIETTA, Ga. – Milton gave up four touchdown passes of longer than 50 yards and failed to get into end zone, as the Eagles lost 31-3 last Friday night, Oct. 18, at Lassiter.

It was the second straight loss for the Eagles, who are 2-2 in Region 5-AAAAAA and 5-2 overall. Milton faces a crucial region game Friday at home against Walton (3-1, 4-3), which shares first place with Etowah and Lassiter.

Walton remained tied for first with an overtime win last week over Wheeler, the only team without a region win. The Raiders trailed by 14 points before scoring twice in the last three-and-a-half minutes.

The Eagles managed just 231 yards of offense, while Lassiter quarterback Will Anderson passed for over 400 yards and touchdowns of 68, 53, 51 and 57 yards. Quincy Perdue had nine receptions for 200 yards for the Trojans, including three of the touchdowns.

Chad Toliver rushed for 79 yards on 16 carries for the Eagles and had four pass receptions for 52 yards. Milton quarterback Austin McLeod was 12 of 15 for 92 yards.

Milton’s only points came on a 29-yard field goal by Jordan Genovese in the first quarter after Lassiter took an early 7-0 lead. The Trojans (3-1, 4-3) led 17-3 at the half and added two touchdowns in the final period.

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