The Hawks are off to only their second 2-0 start in the school’s history after last Friday’s 30-14 win over Central Gwinnett.
Mill Creek begins region play this Friday against Norcross, the fifth ranked team in AAAAA. Norcross (1-1) finished 2007 with a 10-2 record and a region championship. The Blue Devils hope to win a third consecutive 7-AAAAA title this season.
Mill Creek head coach Shannon Jarvis said his team is on track heading into region play.
“You don’t want to peak too early,” he said. “Our kids know we can play a lot better and that’s the good thing. This week at practice, our kids knew we had to fix things that we saw against Dacula. I think our kids are ready to go to Norcross and play well Friday night, but we know what we’ve got to fix. I know our kids are going to show up Monday and go to work to get it fixed and get ready.”
Though the Hawks are playing well, the team has yet to reach their full potential, Jarvis said.
“We’ve got another level we can play at,” he said. “I think our kids know that and our fans know that.”
If the Hawks beat the Blue Devils, it will be Mill Creek’s first 3-0 start.
“It should be a great game against Norcross,” Jarvis said. “It’s a great way to start the region out. It should be the best game in the region next week.”