November 23, 2007
Takeem Hedgeman rushed for 240 yards and five touchdowns as the Monticello Mustangs topped Millbrook to win the Region II Championship, 56-34. It marks their first ever regional title, as they will now host a state playoff game next Saturday at 1:00pm.
Monticello struck first, as Hedgeman found the endzone from 35 yards out, after the Mustang defense stopped the Pioneers on their opening drive. Millbrook responded for a 43 yard touchdown connection from Andrew Oates to Levon Williams to tie the game at seven. Hedgeman added another score to end the first, and then scored his third touchdown in the second quarter to put Monticello up 21-7.
Millbrook came back for a touchdown, as Oates connected on an eleven yard touchdown pass for his second of the game, cutting the lead to 21-13. Michael Graham found Daniel Lieb on a screen pass for a 33 yard scoring connection on Monticello's next drive to make it 28-13, and ended the half with a six yard strike from Graham to Jacob Pelton to make it 35-13 at halftime.
Hedgeman found the endzone twice more in the second half, and finished the day with five touchdowns. With the 56-34 win, the Mustangs improve their record to 11-1, and will host a state semifinal match up next Saturday.
In this week's Friday Night EndZone, we recap Monticello's win against Millbrook, and Mustangs' head coach Brud Bicknell joins us live in studio. We are also joined by CVASports.com's Jerry Miller to talk about area football topics.
While Monticello searches for state gold, Saint Anne's Belfield is already celebrating it. The Saints won their second straight state title last Saturday, and highlights and post game reaction are included in this week's show.
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