By Travis M. Smith | Ellis County Sports Sports
Ricky Pendleton and the top-ranked Milford offense outlasted No. 4 Oakwood in a barn-burner Friday night.
The Bulldogs carried a 60-24 lead into the halftime locker room but were outscored in the second half (30-16) of their 76-54 road win.
Pendleton accounted for 450 of the Bulldogs 585 total yards (76.9%) in the win. The senior completed 6-of-his-9 passes for 253 yards and four touchdowns, while also adding nine carries for 197 yards and three scores. He also had 110 yards in kick returns, posting a long of 65 yards
Damyan Woodward pulled in two of those Pendleton passes on receptions of 70 and 60 yards, respectively. Jasean Brooks (2-57), Jaylon Davis (2-30) and Tyvon Gates (1-65) all caught one touchdown pass, each.
Gates (5-67), Woodward (2-23) and Brooks (1-5) also scored rushing touchdowns.
Brooks led the Bulldogs defensive efforts with a game-high 16 tackles, while Woodward and Ka’charo Cook each had 12 total tackles and Pendleton recorded 12.
The No. 1 Milford Bulldogs will face Lone Star North, out of Gainsville, at 7 p.m. Friday.
Travis M. Smith, @Travis5mith