Saquan Miles does a little bit of everything as No. 4 Maury totally controls No. 8 Lake Taylor
It was one of those nights for Saquan Miles.
The Maury senior quarterback threw two touchdowns. He ran for two touchdowns. And he even caught a touchdown to lead the No. 4 Commodores past No. 8 Lake Taylor 48-12 Friday.
But he still wasn’t pleased.
“No, I still left some points on the board,” said Miles, who finished with 170 rushing yards and 48 passing yards. “But my team came and got the job done, and dominated like we were supposed to do,”
The visiting Commodores got rolling early, thanks to a Lake Taylor fumble deep in Titans territory. Maury running back Peyton Jones scored on a 2-yard run.
Later, Miles threw an 8-yard touchdown pass to Ahmarian Granger to make it 14-0.
Jones, not to be outdone by Miles, scored his second touchdown of the game on a 44-yard run for a 21-0 lead in the first quarter.
Miles then scored on a 61-yard touchdown run. Following a Lake Taylor score, Miles scored on a 50-yard touchdown run just before halftime to give the Commodores a commanding 34-6 lead.
“I just give all the credit to Coach (Dyrri) McCain. He did a good job of knowing what they were doing and what they had to do, so we just spread them out and ran the ball,” Miles said. “And the line did a great job. They did an excellent job of making creases for me to run, and I got in and got it done.”
McCain also was impressed with Miles, who transferred in over the summer from Salem High in Virginia Beach.
“He’s taken to coaching. He understands that we know what we’re talking about as coaches, and he’s not trying to do too much,” McCain said about Miles, who now has more than 800 all-purpose yards this season in just three games. “He’s still trying to learn the system. We still haven’t scratched the surface. It was a good performance by him, and a good job by the O-line to give him time and open up holes for him to run through.”
Miles would throw a 30-yard touchdown pass to Jones and also caught a 17-yard touchdown pass from Granger in the second half.
“That was a little trickery,” Miles said with a chuckle. “We worked on that all week in practice.
“This was a big game,” he added. “We knew if we came in here and did our part and did what we had to do, it was going to be a good game.”
Larry Rubama, 757-446-2273, firstname.lastname@example.org | Follow @LHRubama on Twitter.