Saturday, December 07, 2013 1:52 AM
Photo by Daniel Kucin. Wise tight end Micah Till launches above two Quince Orchard defenders to catch the game-winning touchdown, clinching the Class 4A state title.
Published on: Friday, December 07, 2012
By Daniel Kucin
At 6-foot -5 and 250 pounds, Wise tight end Micah Till has taken the 4A division by storm.
Till has finished his junior campaign on top as Wise knocked off heavily favored Quince Orchard 12-7 Saturday at M&T Bank Stadium.
Double coverage couldn’t stop Till offensively. He knows how to use his weight to his advantage, giving quarterback Isaiah Black a big target to throw to.
With the game on the line and time running out in the fourth quarter, Black set back and hurled a 23-yard fade toward the back of the end zone. Till elevated over two defenders to secure the touchdown grab to secure state-title victory.
He finished the game with 49 yards receiving on only two catches.
“The whole game they were double teaming me, and I was telling coach just give me the ball and I will make a play,” said Till. “I read in a Montgomery County newspaper that said that they were gonna shut me down, so I already knew that the double team was coming. I just prepared myself for the worst, so I just made a play at the end. I told my seniors that I was going to get it for them, and I got it for them.”
Till also plays for Wise’s basketball team and uses his unique skill set to come down with the ball at any cost. His quick feet and ability to adjust to the ball makes it extremely difficult for defenders to get in good position to make a play against him.
This season, Till has racked up 304 yards receiving and eight touchdowns, and he averaged more than 20 yards per catch.
One of his best performances of the season was against Oxon Hill in the fourth game of the regular season, when he had 70 yards receiving, caught a touchdown and made a reception for a season long of 39 yards.
Till still has one more season to go as a Puma. He has a lot of upsides, but there is room for improvement. Till only caught 15 receptions this year, but they were all for huge gains and counted when they mattered the most. Next season will be no different and there is only one thing on his mind: to win another championship.
“It feels great. I am a junior,” he said, “so (I) will be here next year.”