PHS' Miller part of stout defense in Missouri's all-star game win

Citizen Staff ReportAustin Miller tied for the team-lead in tackles, helping the Show-Me State to a 22-21 comeback victory in last week’s 23rd annual Kansas vs. Missouri All-Star Game at Blue Springs High School. A Park Hill South graduate bound for Central Missouri, Miller recorded five tackles (three for loss) for a defense that allowed 311 yards to the Kansas All-Stars but also forced three turnovers and recorded the game-winning safety in the fourth quarter. Park Hill South teammate Bryan Robinson – a Grand Valley (Mich.) State signee – added a tackle. Park Hill’s duo of linebacker Nate Blanchard (three tackles, two for loss) and defensive tackle Gary Wilson (one tackle) also featured on the Missouri defense. Platte County’s Jesse Eggers, a future teammate of Miller’s at Central, had a half tackle from his defensive end spot. Jordan Branson, the only area player on offense for Missouri, received just one carry. A multi-purpose threat listed at wide receiver, the Platte County standout did not have a catch or record any other stats. The Kansas All-Stars jumped to a 14-0 lead in the second quarter and went ahead 21-14 on a 67-yard touchdown pass from Danten Cosentino to Nick Oliver with 7 minutes, 9 seconds remaining in the third quarter. They didn’t score again, and the Missouri All-Star’s safety early in the fourth quarter held up as the winning score. Missouri evened the all-time series in the Greater Kansas City Football Coaches Association’s annual showcase of top seniors from the Kansas City metro area at 11-11.