KELLER -- On senior night, it was a junior who stole the show as Keller running back Dalton Mills rushed for 311 yards on 25 carries in a little less than three quarters of action, leading the Indians past Richland 40-13 in a District 4-5A game at the Keller ISD Athletic Complex.
Mills set a school single-season rushing record, finishing with 1,500 yards and 12 touchdowns. He helped lead Keller's offense to 465 yards as he scored on runs of 33, 58 and 48 yards. He also hauled in two passes for 30 yards and another score.
Keller (3-7, 3-4) took control of the game early, scoring on four of its six first half possessions. While the offense was moving the ball and clicking, the Indians' defense limited Richland (2-8, 0-7) to 199 yards, most coming in the fourth quarter.
Leading 26-7 at the half, Keller iced the game on its first drive of the second half. The Indians got the ball after a Richland three-and-out and Mills carried on the next four plays, setting up a 33-yard run by Cameron Martin.
Two minutes later, Mills scored from 48 yards out after a Keller interception on a fake Richland punt.
Richland got its first touchdown on a 1-yard run from Ken'Travious Richardson to bring the Rebels to within 12-7, but that was it until Cameron Worthy scored on a 22-yard run with 7:23 left to play.
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