Millers start fast, stand up to 4A Marist

EUGENE – Springfield learned a couple of things about itself Friday night in a 41-20 loss at Marist Catholic. 

One, the visiting Millers found out they could stand toe-to-toe with a powerhouse program like the No. 8-ranked Class 4A Spartans. Two, they need to play mistake-free football to have a chance against a team like Marist Catholic.

After both teams scored early touchdowns, Marist blocked a Springfield punt and executed a scoop-and-score to take a 14-6 lead. The Millers never got within a touchdown after that.  . . .