Game Recap

A Red Devil WIN!

Red Devils 14

Miller County 12

Saturday, December 6, 1997

Coach Campbell, Larry

Played away

M #1, 12-0, avg 53.5 pts per game, 2400yd (Charles Grant) & 1100yd (Callaway) running backs. LC appealed location but lost (rules changed next year). Miller set state record for most points ever scored (642-90); broke 13-gam & 15-gm records after only 12-games. Final 654 = 50.5 ppg scored. Huge crowd (4,500+) there. Fans in stands at 3:30 for 6:00 game. Devil Defense GREAT! Stopped Pirates 6 times on 4th down. LC scored on 78yd fumble return in 2nd qtr, and 63yd pass in 3rd. MC scored on 18yd run in 3rd and 40yd run in 4th, but failed on PAT run by Grant. Grant ran 30 times for 120 yds, but NO TDs. MC finished with 321r/120p/14fd to LC 93r/74p/4fd. Penalties & turnovers kept MC from scoring. Final threat ended at LC33 after 3 MC passes fell incomplete (0:35 left). G Hearst on sidelines recovering from broken collarbone (SF49ers). LC spent night in Albany prior to game. Campbell: this may have been the biggest victory in his career, since almost no one gave the Devils a chance to win. Game theme was "Shock the World", with fans picking up on the Muhammed Ali theme with "Thriller in Miller" sign.

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