The Milton Eagles never got their game in high enough gear to defeat the Johns Creek Gladiators, losing to the visitors, 14-9 on Friday, Sept. 7.
The Eagles did score first by sacking the Gladiators' quarterback in the end zone for a safety, making it 2-0.
They immediately followed that up with a touchdown on the drive that followed. Taking advantage of great field position after Johns Creek had to kick from deep in their own territory after suffering the safety, Milton quickly made it 9-0.
But that was the last score for the Eagles.
Johns Creek was able to put together two unanswered scoring drives in the second half as Milton couldn't contain the Gladiators on the outside.
The Eagles couldn't sustain their next to the last drive against the Gladiators, turning over the ball on downs. Adding insult to injury, Johns Creek's punter delivered on a fake punt by rushing for a long first down.
When the Eagles finally got the ball back, there was too little time left for a successful drive.