He accidentally forgot to mention the water boys and the mascot, but Olympus coach Mike Miller credited just about everybody else after his team's eye-opening win Friday night.
And justly so.Anybody associated with the second-ranked Titans deserves all the praise they get after their unbelievable 37-0 thrashing of Class 4A's No. 1-ranked Highland Rams.
"Our kids executed and our defense did a great job shutting down the option," Miller said. "And Josh Green did a great job running our offense."
He was just getting warmed up, too.
"Our coaching staff did an excellent job getting the players ready," said Miller, specifically mentioning defensive coordinator B.J. Hunter along with assistants Todd Mays, Chuck Clegg and Jim Boyce.
"And Dema (Preobrazhensky) and Sita (Ripley)," Miller added, "are great defensive leaders."
The Titans wasted little time in making their first-year coach proud.
Olympus got off to a great start as Chad Rogers returned the opening kickoff 67 yards to set up Aaron Lewis' 1-yard touchdown run.
Oly's offense put on a clinic on how to run the tricky old-fashioned Wing T the rest of the game.
Green scored three rushing touchdowns, including QB keepers from 1 and 12 yards out. His final score was as nifty a scramble as you'll ever see. After being forced out of the pocket to the right, he criss-crossed to the opposite side of the field and then raced the rest of the 50 yards down the left sideline for the touchdown.
Green also hooked up with Wyatt Horsley for an 8-yard TD on a pitch play in the fourth.
"It was quite a game," said Green, who ended with 94 yards rushing. "We're getting there. Our offense still needs a little work. We were up for this game."
It was another defensive masterpiece for the Titans, whose first-string squad has only allowed one TD in five games.
Highland, which averaged 44 points the past three games, only crossed midfield twice. The Rams had to punt six times, and the Titans forced them into four fumbles and one interception.
"Our defense is awesome," Green said. "We owe it to our D, big-time."
This win was sweet vengeance for the Titans, who lost their homecoming to Highland 42-21 last year. It just so happens that this was Highland's 1998 homecoming.
"It was mentioned throughout the week," Miller said smiling.
The Titans have now all but wrapped up the Region 5 title. Their league record is 5-0 and they've already creamed the region's best teams. Highland dropped to 3-2 overall, 3-1 in league play.