Running back gets first touchdown

Published 12:00 am Saturday, September 18, 1999

Huntington junior running back Kenneth Clayton had never scored a touchdown before Friday night. He picked a good time to get his first two.

Clayton found the opposing end zone twice, including the game-winner with 3:09 remaining as Huntington defeated Trinity 30-25.

&uot;Those were sweet,&uot; Clayton said. &uot;It was a good time to get it. Trinity put up a good fight. Our offensive line did a great job.&uot;

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Clayton finished with 73 yards on 16 carries.

Clayton scored the winning touchdown after senior Colin Taunton went down with a knee injury in the fourth quarter.

&uot;I just ran the same way I always run,&uot; Clayton said. &uot;The offensive line did a great job.&uot;

Taunton had 89 yards on 15 carries.

Huntington senior quarterback Tom Terry Milliken carried the ball seven times for 77 yards, scoring on a 70-yard run and seven-yard option play.

Milliken had his appendix removed last Wednesday and the stitches taken out this past Wednesday.

&uot;I wanted to play, but it was up to the coaches,&uot; he said.

Milliken did get a couple of hits on the side.

&uot;Every hit hurt,&uot; he said. &uot;But I was so pumped up, I couldn’t really feel it.&uot;

Milliken’s first score came when he faked a handoff to Clayton up the middle and took off down the sideline on a 70-yard scoring run.

&uot;It took five games to get that play down last year,&uot; said Milliken, who has the option of handing off or keeping the ball.