Game Summary - A.B. Miller

A.B. Miller - (FONTANA, Nov. 19, 1999)

The Eagles suffered their second shutout in three weeks as they fell to the A. B. Miller Rebels 31-0 before an estimated 4,000 at A. B. Miller High School. The loss ended the Eagles' inagural season in Division I with a 6-5 record and marked the first time since 1993 that the Eagles were eliminated from the playoffs in the first round. The Rebels (7-4) dominated the time of possession and the line of scrimmage as they exploited the Eagle defense with their option attack gaining 492 yards (including 469 yards on the ground) and limited the Eagles to five first downs.

On their second offensive play of the game, Rebel quarterback Sean Lanzarotto raced 73 yards to give A. B. Miller a quick 7-0 lead. A 38-yard touchdown run by Lanzarotto at the 10:51 mark of the second quarter put the Rebels ahead 14-0, and Joshua MacMillan's 35-yard field goal with 0:26 left in the half increased the Rebels lead to 17-0. The Eagles were forced to punt on their first five possessions of the half and managed only 59 total yards and two first downs through the first two quarters. In the second half it was more of the same as the Rebels rushed for 233 yards including Lanzarotto's third touchdown with 7:04 left to close out the scoring. The Rebel defense shut down the Eagle attack in the second half forcing a punt and four fumbles on the Eagles five second half possessions. A potential Eagle scoring opportunity was aborted when an 89-yard catch and run by senior wide receiver Donald Wilson turned into a disaster when a Rebel defender forced a fumble at the goalline which was recovered by A. B. Miller for a touchback. Offensively, the lone bright spots were the passing of junior quarterback Matt Dlugolecki, who completed 8 of 12 passes for 152 yards, and freshman running back Ashton White who gained 52 yards on 10 carries in his first varsity start.

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