MILLVILLE - Watching game tape can get monotonous.
But it will be anything but tedious this coming week when the Millville High School football coaching staff sits down to watch the tape of its Friday night game with Oakcrest.
The Thunderbolts played nearly flawless football en route to a 33-7 win against the Falcons, who are No. 7 in The Press Elite 11.
"Oakcrest is a good football team," Millville coach Jason Durham said. "We were just able to execute some of the things that we wanted to on both sides of the ball."
Millville's Alquann Jones had his second big game in as many weeks. The junior running back eclipsed 200 yards for the second straight week, finishing with 212 yards and one touchdown on 28 carries.
"I'm always trying to pound the ball and get yards," Jones said. "I'm trying to get first downs, get touchdowns."
Jones showed the type of impact he has on a game on one of the few plays in which he didn't touch the ball Friday.
After Jones went for 164 yards in the first half, Oakcrest was forced to load the box with eight and nine players.
On a second-and-long, Millville quarterback Shaq Lee dropped back and faked a handoff to Jones. Three Oakcrest lineman followed Jones to the left side of the field.
Meanwhile, Lee rolled out to the right and hit a wide-open Marshall McShan for a 15-yard touchdown to give Millville a 27-7 lead after three quarters.
"He's a great football player," Durham said of Jones. "He has those instincts that are hard to teach and he's tremendously competitive."
Jones ran the ball on seven of the Thunderbolts' first eight plays of the scoring drive so it was understandable if the defense was expecting more of the same.
Millville ended the scoring late in the third when Herman Holden broke through the line for a 69-yard touchdown.
Stats can be deceiving, but they were true to their word Friday. Millville had 15 first downs in the first half. Oakcrest didn't have a single one. The Falcons had only 20 yards of total offense. Oakcrest's Quaashie Jetter was limited to 23 yards passing, 20 of which came on one pass on the last drive of the game.
Brandon Bell provided a bright spot for the Falcons. Bell finished with 14 tackles, an interception and a pass deflection. Lee finished with two rushing toucdowns and a passing touchdown.
Holden entered the game late and quickly tallied 121 yards on only six carries. After a quick first half, the third quarter lasted more than an hour.
Oakcrest senior Akmed Muhammad left the field in an ambulance after a lengthy delay. Muhammad suffered a possible neck injury. He had full movement when he was placed in the ambulance, according to Oakcrest athletic director Dave Bennett, and was taken to a hospital for precautionary reasons.
Only minutes later, Oakcrest lineman Nick Fursin went down with a left elbow injury. Fursin was also taken to a hospital to check the severity of the injury.
Millville heads into next week's game with Egg Harbor Township with a 2-0 record.
"We just have to keep working hard like we did this week," Jones said. "We have to keep practicing hard."
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