Posted On: 12/6/19 4:00 AM
It was a perfect season for the Wayzata Trojans this season. They just finished up an undefeated, state championship year. Part of the reason the Trojans were able to go from a 5-5 season only one year ago to this season was that they were able to find a role for senior two-way player Malaki Milton-Jackson. Finding a full-time position for the versatile Milton-Jackson paid off – especially for the Trojans' defense.
"We were all working toward being state champions," Milton-Jackson said. "It came down to putting in the work and realizing we all had the same goal. We just had to stick together to accomplish it."
The offense started to roll in the playoffs. The defense was solid all year and didn't allow more than 21 points all season.
"When we were playing well on offense, we were consistent," Milton-Jackson explained. "On defense, we were all getting to the ball – finding it and stopping it. We had a saying on defense – 'no more yards.' That pumped us up."
Milton-Jackson had the most productive season of his career.
"I got to play both sides of the ball. I told Coach before the season;