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Milton Defeats Woodstock Wolverines, 42-14

The Eagles play South Gwinnett in the first round of the 2012-2013 GHSA Class AAAAAA State Football Championship.

The Milton Eagles ended their regular football season with a win, defeating the Woodstock Wolverines, 42-14.

Milton High School is 7-3 on the regular season, and 5-2 in league play. Woodstock is 3-7, and 3-4 in league play.

Milton travels to South Gwinnett in the first round of playoffs. The Comets are 9-2 and 7-1 in league play. First round playoff games will be held on Friday, Nov. 16 and Saturday, Nov. 17.

Statistics provided by Bill Berry show the home team never trailed, and kept the visiting Wolverines out of the end zone until the third quarter. At the half if was 28-0.

Peyton Barber had runs of 8, 27 and 60 yards for touchdowns. His first came in a 36-yard drive by the Eagles early in the first quarter. He followed up a little less than 8 minutes later with a 27-yard run. On first down with 21 seconds left in the third quarter, Barber took the ball 60 yards for his third touchdown on the night.

The night wasn't all about rushing. Near the start of the second quarter, the Eagles' Eric Abbott was on the receiving end of a 14-yard pass play from A.J. Bush for the only passing touchdown of the game.

Treyvon Paulk joined end zone festivities with two touchdown runs of his own. His first came with 3:44 left in the second quarter, a 12-yard rush at the end of a 4-play, 47-yard drive.  His next score came in the third quarter. He rushed 45 yards for the touchdown.

Woodstock was first to score in the third quarter when running back Donavon Brand took a second down handoff and ran 83 yards for the score. The Wolverines only other touchdown came with 8:58 left in the game as Jacob Schoeb ran 60 yards for a touchdown.

Milton had 25 first downs to 9 for Woodstock. The Eagles had 330 net yards rushing and 135 passing yards for 465 total yards. The Wolverines had 191 net yards rushing and 31 passing, for 222 total offense yards.

Barber had 261 all-purpose yards, with Paulk 152 yards. Quarterback A.J. Bush as 11 of 16 for 135 yards and he was sacked once.

Kicker Chris Mills was perfect in six extra point kicks after touchdowns. He didn't fare as well on field goals, missing attempts of 32 and 43 yards in the second quarter.

Across the line, the Wolverines Donavon Brand had 135 all-purpose yards, with Jacob Schoeb at 60 yards. Four different Woodstock players attempted passes, going 3 of 21 with two interceptions. Quarterback Justin Wagner was 2-10-1 and as sacked twice. Alex Motsinger had even less success, going 1-9-1 and also was sacked twice.

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