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Mills lifts Herkimer over WCV

By MIKE LEVIN

NEWPORT, N.Y. (WKTV) - The reigning Sports Express Football Player of the Year, Austin Mills, opened 2013 by scoring three different times and lifting Herkimer to a 19-0 win Saturday over their new Class D East rival, West Canada Valley.

Mills got the Magicians on the board with a short QB draw play in the first quarter, then added another rushing TD in the second.  Late in the half, he connected with Dan Appley for a 17 yard TD pass to give Herkimer a 19-0 lead at the break and that score stood all the way through the second half.

The Magicians, who have won section titles in Class C each of the last two years, are a favorite to win the D East this year.  But the road doesn't get any easier for Herk, who faces another big contender in just six days:  Dolgeville in their home opener Friday night.  West Canada will head to CCS next Saturday.

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