Lou Millie likes a batch of fried chicken after Bellarmine Prep football games. It is a ritual.
And it sort of fits his persona – hard runner who uses his surprisingly stout frame to bang physical defenders inside.
Well, maybe his teammates will cut him some slack after rushing for a career-high 208 yards on 17 carries, and scoring three touchdowns in the third-ranked Lions’ 45-6 victory over Edmonds-Woodway at Mount Tahoma Stadium on Saturday night.
The Lions (9-1) advance out of the district playoffs and into a Class 4A state first-round matchup against Bothell next weekend in Tacoma.
And Bellarmine Prep’s running game is getting fine-tuned at the right time. It went for 326 yards Saturday night.
“It was amazing – definitely the best the offensive line has blocked the whole year,” Millie said.
Millie’s 21-yard touchdown gave the Lions a 14-0 lead with 41/2 minutes to go in the first half. But the lead was not safe enough – Edmonds-Woodway had taken all three first-half drives into Bellarmine Prep territory, only not to score.
The Warriors went three-and-out to start the second half. Then came Millie’s season highlight on the Lions’ first play – an 84-yard touchdown scamper where he outraced the entire Edmonds-Woodway secondary.
Not bad for a guy considered more of a possession running back.