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Miller pulls away from Veterans Memorial in South Texas high school football showdown

Miller upends Veterans Memorial 59-40 in Corpus Christi clash, South Texas game of year

Corpus Christi Miller remains without a blemish.

Miller (8-0) pulled away late to beat Corpus Christi Veterans Memorial (6-2) on the road in a back-and-forth matchup atop the District 14-5A standings.

The two are among the top 5 teams in South Texas: Miller is No. 2 and Veterans Memorial is No. 5 in SBLive's South Texas power rankings

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A win puts Miller a game ahead in front of the District 14-5A standings. Both teams entered 4-0 in district play. The top four seeds in each district advance to the postseason. 

Miller is led by quarterback Trevor Long, who completed 7 of 12 passes for 142 yards and three touchdowns during a 49-10 thrashing of Corpus Christi Moody in Week 8.

The Eagles are led by 6-foot-6 sophomore quarterback Billy White III, who threw for 372 yards and four touchdowns during the Eagles in a Week 8 win over Carroll, his third consecutive game with four passing touchdowns.

The was broadcasted by Corpus Christi ISD. Scroll down for touchdowns, highlights and a live game thread:


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-- Miller tacks on a field goal. (Miller, 59-40 | 0:52)

-- Veterans nabs two points on a safety after a snap goes over the quarterback's head through the back of the endzone. (Miller, 56-40 | 4:34)

-- Sixth touchdown for Taylor, who runs in 29 yards to help Miller pull away in the fourth. (Miller, 56-38 | 6:38)

-- Touchdown, Miller. Taylor's three-yard run gives Miller a two-score lead. (Miller, 49-38 | late 4Q)

-- Miller defense comes up huge. Stafford makes his second interception of the night and returns it to the three yard line. 

-- Lead change. Again. Broderick Taylor takes a screen pass 32 yards for touchdown. (Miller, 42-38 | 9:37)

-- Veterans regains the lead. Luke Moya punches in a one-yard touchdown and the Eagles are back on top. (Veterans, 38-35 | 11:35)


-- Touchdown Veterans, Luke Moya on a three-yard run. (Miller, 35-31 | 7:42)

-- Miller pick six! Jonah Stafford returns INT 54 yards for touchdown. (Miller, 35-24 | 9:12)

-- Broderick Taylor burst open for a 70-yard house call on the first play of the half. (Miller, 28-24 11:37)

HALFTIME: Miller 28, Veterans 24


-- Ryan Carmona sends a 35-yard field goal through the uprights to take the lead late in the first half. (Veterans, 24-21 | 1:29)

-- Billy White III connects with Christian Sasbook for 13-yard touchdown to tie the game. (Miller 21, Veterans 21 | 5:44)

-- Corey Holmes catches a pass and zips in 14 yards for a touchdown. Another for Long gives Miller the lead. (Miller, 21-14 | 8:04)


-- Touchdown, Veterans. Again, White III finds Luke Johnson for a 5-yard score. (Miller 14, Veterans 14 | 3:10)

-- Miller scores again, this time a short run up the middle from Broderick Taylor. (Miller, 14-7 | 5:35)

-- Miller responds. Touchdown, Eagles. Broderick Taylor turns a screen pass into a 70-yard touchdown haul. Johnson throws his second touchdown pass. (Veterans 7, Miller 7 | 8:19)

-- Touchdown, Veterans. Eagles strike first. Billy White III hits Luke Johnson for a 57-yard touchdown pass. PAT good. (Veterans, 7-0 | 9:38)

-- Last year, Miller forfeited a nine-point lead in the final two minutes as Veterans Memorial won 38-34

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-- Andy Buhler | | @sblivetx

Lead photo by Blake Purcell