Mill Creek’s Marquis Pressley breaks free on a long run as teammate Fred Daigbe follows. COURTESY PHOTO

Mill Creek’s Marquis Pressley breaks free on a long run as teammate Fred Daigbe follows. COURTESY PHOTO

Mill Creek captures a share of middle school football title | PHOTOS

  • Monday, November 13, 2017 12:02pm
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Mill Creek Middle School routed Meridian 42-0 to capture a share of the Kent School District’s eighth-grade football championship at French Field on Oct. 25.

Mill Creek and Northwood, which did not meet during the regular season, finished unbeaten in six league games and wound up as co-champions.

For Mill Creek, quarterback Marquis Pressley, fullback Derrique Mann, tailback Anthony Bui and receiver Melik Vann-Mcgee led the Bulldogs’ attack. Fred Daigbe, Kris Monje, Oscar Aga’Morash and Lewis Kalaniuvalu, who weighs 280 pounds, provided the muscle.

The unbeaten Bulldogs gave up only two touchdowns all season.

“The most selfless group I have ever coached,” Jeff Kuolt said.

“The support of our administration setting up study tables to help our players maintain their grades during the season and running a Ruff Ruff run as a fundraiser to help with financial support to pay for gear was unbelievable.”

Mill Creek’s Marquis Pressley races to the end zone, escorted by teammate Na’Shawn Thomas. COURTESY PHOTO

Mill Creek’s Marquis Pressley races to the end zone, escorted by teammate Na’Shawn Thomas. COURTESY PHOTO

Mill Creek players bask in victory. COURTESY PHOTO

Mill Creek players bask in victory. COURTESY PHOTO

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