Robby Mills: Back from the Bench


Media by Jeff Swift

Robby Mills, senior, performs a pass right before a two-point touchdown in a game against Oakville. MHS won the game 42 to 28.

The varsity Mustang’s season has seen its ups and downs, but its diamond in the rough has been offense.

In the first two games this season, the Mustangs averaged 33 points per game, third in the Suburban West Conference.

The offense’s success this season is largely assisted by senior Robby Mills, quarterback, with five passing and two rushing touchdowns this season. However, Mills hasn’t always seen such success.

After taking a huge hit in the first JV game last season, Mills’ foot broke. Mills wore a boot on his left foot for about 10 weeks.

When the then junior returned, he saw major struggles. In his first game back, he threw five interceptions against Lafayette.

“I really wasn’t ready the rest of the year,” Mills said.

Mills learned from this experience.

“It was a bad time in my life and taught me how to deal with adversity and how to get better because of it,” he said. “We started off slow for the first two games, both of them could’ve gone either way.” Mills said.

The Mustangs have allowed 33 points per game, second worst in their division, but Mills is still optimistic.

“We still have a chance to win out,” Mills said. “I feel like our offence is doing really well, our passing game has been good. I just think everything is clicking right now.”

His teammates share this belief as well, and, sophomore Zach Banes, receiver, agrees.

“Robby is a good team leader. He’s definitely a key in our offence,” Banes said. “The receivers are there to back him up. We’re all there to back him up.”