Oklahoma high school football: Rickey Hunt scores 4 TDs at new position to lead Millwood to fifth straight Soul Bowl win
Standing in at quarterback, Rickey Hunt clapped his hands together to signal the snap.
On a designed quarterback run, he made a side step one way and then back the other as he weaved through the defensive line. Upon clearing, he sprinted for the outside, stiff-armed a defender and ran for the endzone. On just the second play of the game, the sophomore scored on a 55-yard touchdown run.
But Hunt wasn’t finished. On the next Millwood possession, Hunt reared back and threw a deep pass to Desmond Green, who caught it, broke a tackle and ran for the 55-yard touchdown.
In just two plays, Hunt proved to be an elite dual-threat quarterback as he led Millwood to a 35-0 win over Douglass at Moses F. Miller Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
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Hunt, the running back turned quarterback, finished with seven carries for 130 yards and two rushing touchdowns. He also threw 5-of-6 for 133 yards and two touchdowns.
“He did a great job,” Millwood coach Darwin Franklin said about Hunt. “We asked him to do something last week and he stepped in and took it and ran with it. He has a great attitude about it, his leadership is good. It’s a good place for us to be. He’s going to constantly get better.”
While Hunt executed on the offensive side of the ball, the Falcon defense was just as good on the other side. Millwood forced a shutout and held Douglass to just 94 total offensive yards and five first downs. A defensive performance that had Franklin smiling and throwing water on his players after the game.
“They’re playing with an edge,” Franklin said. “Those are guys that have pride in what they’re doing. They want to make sure that they are doing what they are doing and being successful at it. So it was a great thing.”
Saturday marked the 45th Soul Bowl game between Millwood and Douglass. Millwood now leads the series 25-20.
After the game, the Falcons celebrated their feat by taking a picture near the endzone with the KVSP Soul Bowl Classic trophy. Before the picture, Franklin made sure to let his team know it wasn’t just a win for No. 3 Millwood on Saturday, it was also a monumental moment.
“This senior class is the fifth senior class in the history of the Soul Bowl to never lose a Soul Bowl game,” Franklin said. “They’ve won five in a row right now. So we’re going to try and keep that streak going.”