David Millikan continued to put the work in all off season even when it felt like football this year may not happen at all. However David’s drive and determination was never put in question as once the season finally kicked off three weeks later than it normally would David hit the ground running and has not looked back since. David is a very integral part of the Vikings potent rushing attack and has continued to prove week in and week out that he is one of the best running backs not only in school history but in Northern Michigan as well.
During the Vikings recent playoff victory over Manistee, David racked up 164 yards rushing on 15 carries and scored 4 touchdowns. However it was his last touchdown that not only helped put the game ultimately out of reach but cemented him in the schools record books. At this point in the season David has racked up 22 rushing touchdowns in just eight games and broke a 15 year school record that was previously held by current GHS running back coach Joey Bancroft. Joey set the record back in 2005 with 21 rushing touchdowns during the Vikings last district championship winning season.
Throughout the first eight games of the season David has accumulated 1,142 rushing yards on 108 carries (10.57 yards/carry) and 22 rushing touchdowns. He has also accumulated 2 receiving touchdowns to go along with his ball hawking defensive skills as David stars on both sides of the ball.
The Vikings look to continue their winning ways in the District Championship game on Saturday, November 14 at Boyne City.