CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas — In the world of high school football, six weeks can make a big difference. Back in late October Miller found itself stuck in neutral with a 4-4 record after losses to Rockport-Fulton, Vets Memorial, Calallen and Port Lavaca. But, it is kind of ironic because without those early losses, the Bucs might not still be playing
"Those losses can definitely make you reanalyze what is going on," said Miller head coach Justen Evans. "We have taken those losses and learned from them and it's helped us reach our stride and we are now playing much better"
Playing better is a huge understatement because the Bucs have since won five in a row and are now preparing to play Austin LBJ Saturday in the class 4A division I region IV final for the first time since 1963. "I am very excited for me and my teammates," said Miller WR Donovan Terrell. "to be able to take it this far and compete in this playoffs at this level is exciting"
Austin LBJ defeated Calallen last week and the Jaguars are almost a mirror of the Bucs. They are very fast and talented and can light up a scoreboard in a hurry. "They are very explosive and have a lot of really good athletes on both sides of the ball and they can hurt you in many ways," said coach Evans.
It has the makings of an instant classic.
Kickoff at Farris Stadium in San Antonio is 2:30. The game is already sold out on the Miller side. KRIS 6 Sports will have complete game coverage Saturday.