The 82nd Battle of Mill Creek was one to remember for the Sealy Tigers last Friday. Sealy had won the previous three meetings but came into this year’s edition of the rivalry showdown as underdogs against
Bellville, the number 5 team in Class 4A Division II. Running back Richard Reese has been the main man for Bellville all year and he delivered yet again with 217 rushing yards on 22 carries on the night. Couple Reese’s big night with two short, fourth quarter touchdown runs by quarterback Jake Lischka and the Brahmas led 28-24 with just five minutes to go. Cue Sealy quarterback D’vonne Hmielewski.
Hmielewski had a big night himself, throwing for 175 yards and adding 90 more yards on the ground. With the home crowd on their feet and just two minutes left in the ball game, Hmielewski took off to his left on a designed quarterback run and beat the Brahma defense in a footrace to the corner of the end zone for a seven yard score that put Sealy up for good, 31-28.
This upset victory puts Sealy in the driver’s seat for the District 12-4A Division II crown as it sits atop the conference at 2-0, alongside La Marque, with an impressive win over Bellville in its back pocket.