This one was over before it ever started.
Fourth-ranked Warren Easton broke out to a 34-0 halftime lead and hammered Miller-McCoy 40-14 in a nondistrict game in front of a packed homecoming crowd.
The Eagles without the services of star wide receiver Tyron Johnson, who was rested for the game, but that didn’t slow down the their high-powered offense.
Easton (7-1) racked up 285 yards in the first half alone. Miller-McCoy fell to 3-5.
Quarterback Deshawn Capers-Smith lived up to his billing as one of the best players in the state. Capers-Smith passed for 128 yards and three touchdowns. The Eagles signal caller was dialed in with his primary target, Darrell Clark.
In the first 24 minutes, Capers and Clark accounted for 21 of their team’s 34 points as Capers-Smith completed seven of 12 passes for 124 yards and ran 31 yards on 10 carries.
Capers Smith has passed for 32 touchdowns and just one interception this season.
“I felt really good about my play and the play of my team today,” Capers-Smith said. “We got off to a really good start and keep the points rolling. It was a great homecoming win for me and for our program. Since I been here, I have never lost a homecoming game and I’m proud to finish strong.”
Easton coach Tony Hull said his team played well.
“The kids came out and competed, and couldn’t be more proud of them,” Hull said. “We rested a lot of guys today, especially on offense. We sat three wide receivers and our guys did well. I was truly proud of the way our quarterback and (Darrell Clark) worked on the field today. They were really in tune and never let up. It lets us know we have a program and not just a great team.”
The Lions got on the board in the second half as quarterback Melvin Johnson ran 54 yards for a touchdown.
Backup quarterback Ryan Spencer relieved Johnson on the team’s final two drives. Spencer ran 32 yards, which included a 16-yard run for a touchdown. It would be the Lions’ final points with three minutes left in the game.
Clark opened the game with a 41-yard touchdown reception from Capers-Smith. The two connected again from 5 yards out to go ahead 14-0 midway through the first quarter. The speedy Smith added a touchdown reception from 11 yards out with 10:54 to go in the second quarter.
The Eagles defense got into the scoring act when cornerback Charven Morris picked off a Miller-McCoy pass and returned it 41 yards for a score.
Senior tailback Devin Glenn, a Tulane commitment, got in on the scoring with a 23-yard touchdown run just before halftime. Glenn ran for 157 yards on 14 carries.
Running back Kyrie Roy added a 1-yard touchdown with 10:17 left in the fourth quarter.