If you’ve been paying attention since last season ended, you know that Itawamba AHS has a promising young quarterback named Maikhail Miller. He’s just a sophomore, but he has a world of potential. To begin with, he’s big and has a cannon for an arm.
But he’s trying to replace Bret Jefcoat, the Daily Journal All-Area first-teamer who’s now at Southern Miss. Coach Jamie Mitchell said Miller is starting to understand just what he’s gotten himself into. “I think he’s finally realized the importance of his job,” Mitchell said.
Mitchell said Miller has improved his work ethic since the spring and is getting his head wrapped around the offense. As good as he might be, Miller won’t have to shoulder a heavy load. That’s because RB Deshaun McGaughy and FB William Shumpert are top-notch ball carriers.
“He’s just got to understand how to manage the game for us,” said Mitchell, who led IAHS to an 11-2 mark and the third round of the Class 4A playoffs last year. “Let these other guys play around him and he do his part.”