CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – Jaedyn Brown threw for 224 yards and five touchdowns to lead the Miller Buccaneers to a 44-40 victory over district rival Port Lavaca Calhoun on Saturday.
With the win Miller clinches a playoff spot for the third consecutive season and moves into a tie for second place with the Sandcrabs in District 15-4A DI.
Miller jumped out to an early lead on a 62-yard touchdown pass from Brown to jayden Moreno – and they never looked back. Miller led 21-6 at halftime, 28-12 in the third quarter and 41-26 early in the fourth quarter.
Port Lavaca Calhoun rallied for 22 points in the fourth quarter and had a chance to win the game in the final seconds, but Miller’s defense came up with one final stop to seal the victory.
Miller running back Ethan Greenwood rushed for 120 yards and two touchdowns and added a receiving touchdown. Wide receiver Lonnie Adkism caught four passes for 100 yards and a touchdown.
Miller (5-3, 2-1) will travel to Tuloso Midway next week before ending the season at home against Beeville. Port Lavaca (4-3, 2-1) will look to rebound next week with a matchup with Alice before finishing the season on the road at Calallen.