clear
Saturday February 6th, 2016 8:37AM

Mill Creek kicks its way into second round, 41-39

By staff
ALPHARETTA -- Bryson King saved his biggest kick for last on Friday.

The Mill Creek placekicker booted the Hawks into the second round of the Class AAAAAA playoffs on a 25-yard field goal with just seven seconds remaining as Mill Creek fended off Alpharetta 41-39 in Alpharetta.

Mill Creek (8-3) advances to the second round of the playoffs, where it will play host to Brookwood next Friday in Hoschton.

King had two field goals in the win but also saw one blocked and returned for a touchdown in a wild battle that also saw Mill Creek running back Jacorey Lewis dominate.

Lewis put up school records for carries (39) and yards (360) in the win and scored all five of the Hawks' touchdowns.

Mill Creek quarterback Daniel David also completed 8 of 19 passes for 136 yards, as the Hawks rolled up 562 total yards. Yet the visitors could not put Alpharetta away, despite building a 17-0 first half lead.

The Raiders pulled within 17-10 at halftime and then knotted the score 24-24 in the second half on the blocked field goal attempt. Alpharetta then took a 39-37 lead on a touchdown and two-point conversion with just two minutes to play.

Then it was the Hawks' turn to come back. David completed a first down pass to Michael Cheeks on fourth and 10 to rescue the late drive before King converted the winning kick.

The field goal set up a rematch with Brookwood, which upset top-seeded Lassiter on Friday. The Hawks fell to Brookwood 31-21 on Sept. 7.
© Copyright 2016 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Tech beats Southern California in Sun Bowl
Tevin Washington threw a touchdown pass and ran for another score to help Georgia Tech beat Southern California 21-7 on Monday in the Sun Bowl.
5:54PM ( 3 years ago )
Top 10 sports stories of the year: 2012 one for the history books
2012 has been all things to all people in the sports world. The last 12 months have run the gamut of emotions and given fans and spectators much to awe, rue and everything in between.
2:33PM ( 3 years ago )
College Football Hall to break ground in Atlanta
Groundbreaking for the new College Football Hall of Fame in Atlanta will be Jan. 28 and the museum is scheduled to open in the fall of 2014.
2:15PM ( 3 years ago )
Sports
Boys basketball: Dawson County storms to Battle of States crown, 13-0 mark
The Dawson boys basketball team extended their perfect start to the season to 13-0 -- their best opening in over 40 years -- on Saturday, claiming the Battle of the States tournament title in the process, 62-22 over Murphy, N.C., in Hiawassee.
11:17PM ( 3 years ago )
Girls basketball: Chestatee stumbles to losses in tournament play
The Chestatee girls basketball team dropped a 50-47 decision to Allatoona on Saturday at the Allatoona Christmas Tournament in Acworth.
8:19PM ( 3 years ago )
High School Sports
(VIDEO)Basketball: North Hall pushes past Stephens County -- Lady Trojans do so in double overtime
North Hall could have let this one get away, caught up in a tough region showdown on the road -- but the Lady Trojans weren't interested in ending the regular season with a whimper.
By AccessWDUN Staff
11:50AM ( 3 hours from now )
Girls basketball: Hill-Gilmore resting comfortably after falling ill during GHS girls game
Gainesville girls basketball coach Brenda Hill-Gilmore appeared to be resting comfortably after being taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center on Friday at halftime of the Lady Red Elephants contest at Winder-Barrow.
By AccessWDUN Staff
11:28AM ( 2 hours from now )
Swimming: Porter, area hopefuls impress during championship preliminary races
Camille Porter -- and a host of other northeast Georgia-based swimmers -- served notice on Friday: They have medals in their sites.
8:54AM ( 16 minutes from now )
(VIDEO)Basketball: Buford sweeps White County in season finale
Buford boys basketball coach Eddie Martin knew the early brutal schedule he put his Wolves through would eventually pay dividends...
8:45AM ( 7 minutes from now )
Rookie Truck Series drivers try out AMS in two day test
As the Georgia 200 NASCAR Camping World Truck series race – the tail end of a NASCAR twinbill at Atlanta Motor Speedway set for Feb. 27 – looms just three weeks away, a handful of rookies got the chance to get their feet wet on the aged, historic 1.54-mile track at AMS in a two-day rookie test that wrapped up Friday afternoon.
By Dustin Bixby
8:00AM ( 37 minutes ago )