Milton 31, Alpharetta 24 (OT)

By David Purdum / For the AJC

Treyvon Paulk scored three touchdowns, including the game-winner in overtime, to lift Milton past Alpharetta, 31-24, Friday at the Eagles’ field.

Paulk scored on a 7-yard touchdown run on the first possession of overtime, and Michael Collins recovered a fumble on Alpharetta’s first play of its overtime possession to seal the win for Milton.

The first half was full of big plays. Paulk has 208 of his 233 yards in the first half. The senior, who is committed to Tennessee, scored on Milton’s first play from scrimmage, an 85-yard sprint down the sideline.

Alpharetta answered with long touchdown passes from Austin King. King, a junior making his first varsity start, threw a 72-yard touchdown to Daniel Clements and an 80-yard touchdown to Andre Harton with a minute left before halftime.

But that was enough time for Paulk to break off another long run, this time racing for 45 yards to put the Eagles up 24-13 at the half.

It’s the second win in a row in the series for the Eagles, who are expected to contend for a playoff spot in a top-heavy Region 5-AAAAAA. Milton will need to find an additional weapon to Paulk, who was bottled up, after his big first half. The Eagles had 0 passing yards in the first half.

After coming up with big plays in the first half, Milton’s offense couldn’t get anything going in the second half, with the Raiders’ defense zeroed in on Paulk.

Alpharetta’s Lem Cobbs scored on a 2-yard run, and King found Clements for a two-point conversion that cut the Milton lead to 24-21 early in the fourth quarter.

Ryan Kopec tied the game with a 26-yard field goal with 5:30 to play.

Alpharetta should be in the hunt in Region 6-AAAAAA, but has to address some issues on an offensive line that struggled against Milton’s defensive front. Collins had three sacks, and Jordan Parisian picked off King twice in the first half.

King shook off the interceptions and finished 21-of-39 for 351 yards and two touchdowns.

Micco Brisker had a 6-yard touchdown run for Milton in the first half.

Alpharetta 7 6 0 11    7 — 31

Milton 7 17 0 0           0  — 24

M –  Treyvon Paulk 85 run (Jordan Genovese kick)

A – Daniel Clements 72 pass from Austin King (Ryan Kopec kick)

M – Micco Brisker 6 run (Genovese kick)

M  – Genovese 22 kick

A – Andre Harton 80 pass from Austin King (kick failed)

M – Paulk 45 run (Genovese kick)

A – Lem Cobbs 2 run (Pass to Clements from King)

A – Kopec 26 field goal

M – Paulk 7 run (Genovese kick)

5 comments Add your comment

alphadawg

August 30th, 2013
10:33 pm

Back judge was the player of the game for Milton. His horrible block in the back call took points off the board for AHS and saved the game for Milton in the 4th quarter. Shame on him for deciding the game that way. Paulk is tough to tackle, but Milton’s offense is a joke and that 1920’s scrum they run will get shut down the rest of the year. If King takes care of the ball better, Raiders will be OK.

alphawinner

September 1st, 2013
12:59 am

Milton will have nowhere to go the rest of the season. Everyone will key on Paulk. That old fashion diamond formation will pull the defense into the box every time and they’ll just load up on an O-line that couldn’t create a hole and block if their life depended on it. Milton’s receivers need to put some glue on their hands as without a passing threat, Paulk is doomed. Milton’s formation stay’s the same no matter what– there simply is no creativity. Brisker could be another threat–but he get’s the call so seldom–it doesn’t matter. I heard Milton pulled some 3-year varsity veterans in from the secondary at the end-positions but they look like they just stepped off the freshman team. Milton has a stellar defensive line with a bunch of fired up guys and Paulk is great no doubt, but with a uni-dimensional offense they’re going to have a tough row to hoe the rest of the season. John’s Creek will go down easy to them, but stay tuned..

HS Football Fan

September 1st, 2013
8:45 pm

Alpha 1 and 2..while I do agree that Milton’s OC better adapt and make changes during the game, like last year Milton dominated most the of the game should have had 35 pts at half. Milton ran off tackle and wide successfully so like you I’m not sure why they kept trying to run that slow developing play up the middle wasn’t working especially when Alpharetta stuffed 8 men in the box. Milton has 3 very good RBs and will hopefully work to get them all into the mix and get them the ball quicker.

nickp.

September 2nd, 2013
11:11 am

a win is a win, for those of you who say how bad milton is alpharetta fans, you still could not beat them, so what does that say for alpharetta, you could be more humble and accept you lost without trying to put down the team that beat you, after all, as bad as you say milton is, THEY STILL BEAT YOU!

MiltonEagles

September 2nd, 2013
8:24 pm

I think that was a hell of a game and I really enjoyed it. But I do agree with some of the following comments like : they need to throw ball more, OC needs to adapt to game, they need to just ix up the play calls. But after all the game did end in a W for Milton. Mostly cause the Defense made crucial stops when needed. And forced 4 turnovers. Also the Milton D-Line might be a bit undersized they still had a hell of a game and did very well. They carried the D with the pressure on King.