With another blowout, Jaguars secure Kaw Valley League championship

By NICK SLOAN, NJSloan212@gmail.com

The last two Piper-Mill Valley games featured some drama down to the last minute.

This year, not so much.

The Mill Valley Jaguars put a bow on a dominant 2012 Kaw Valley League championship, hammering the Piper Pirates 56-18 in a game that was close for a little while.

Jaguars quarterback Skyler Windmiller kicked off the fun - hitting LJ Hatch on a 44-yard touchdown early in the game to put Mill Valley up 7-0.

On the kickoff, it was Piper's "other" Jones putting the Pirates right back in the game.

Travon Jones returned the kickoff 85 yards for a touchdown to cut the Mill Valley down to one point at 7-6.

However, Mill Valley went back to work.

The first of five Piper turnovers would lead to points for the Jaguars, as Windmiller scored from nine-yards out to extend Mill Valley's lead to 14-6. Staton Rebeck put Mill Valley on top 21-6 following a 37-yard touchdown.

Tanner Eikenbary and the Pirates responded with a touchdown, cutting the lead back down to 21-12.

But as they did any time Piper threatened in the first half, Mill Valley struck right back. Rebeck returned a punt 58 yards for a touchdown.

Eikenbary's second touchdown to Sean Eskina would keep the Pirates close at 28-18.

That's as close as the Pirates got, as the Jaguars scored the final 28 points of the game.

Kendall Short's 35-yard touchdown reception from Windmiller padded on seven more points to Mill Valley's advantage, as the Jaguars would take a 35-18 halftime advantage.

Short's second touchdown of the game came on the ground from 44 yards out and all but removed any doubt who the 2012 Kaw Valley League champions would be.

Short finished the game with a team-high 99 yards for the Jaguars. 

Eikenbary finished the game 21-of-34 for 203 yards and two touchdowns, but also had four of his passes intercepted by the improved Mill Valley defense. Matt McDonald led Piper in rushing yards with 61 yards on 10 carries, while Paul Jones added 54 yards on 11 carries.