HAWAII GROWN: Another award for Milton

Central Florida quarterback McKenzie Milton ran the ball at East Carolina defensive back Bobby Fulp in a game this season. (AP Photo/Willie J. Allen Jr.)

The McKenzie Milton show rolled on over the weekend with another award-winning performance.

The Central Florida sophomore quarterback was named the American Athletic Conference offensive player of the week today after lighting up the scoreboard yet again in a 63-21 victory over East Carolina on Saturday.

Milton, a 2016 Mililani graduate, finished 21-for-27 for 324 yards and two touchdowns and also scored on a 1-yard run for his first rushing touchdown of the season.

Milton is now second in the country in passing efficiency (203.6). He has won the AAC offensive weekly award twice this season.

UCF jumped up to No. 20 in this week’s Associated Press Top 25 and is one of eight undefeated teams in the rankings.

The Knights (5-0) play at Navy on Saturday at 9:30 a.m. Hawaii time. The game will be televised on the CBS Sports Network.


  1. Dafun October 16, 2017 6:00 pm

    Question for all:

    It was obvious how talented Milton was in High school but he was talked of as being undersized and so I dont think he had much college offers.

    Playing for a super team (Mililani) really gave him exposure in the post season and showed how much of a winner he was as he was surrounded with great talent at Mililani.

    Does this convince parents even more so now, that their kids need to be around other talented kids in order to maximize the marketing potential of their own kid?

    Will more kids say…”My Aiea team is not going to win nothing, im going to transfer to Mililani or Kapolei”?

    The weak will get weaker and the strong will get stronger. There will only be 3 teams every year that will contend for the State title and they are Kahuku, STL and PUN with Mililani and Kapolei sneaking in once or twice a decade.

    oh and BTW Congrats MM keeping tearing it up!

  2. ??? October 17, 2017 6:07 am

    People are always talking about having to transfer to a winning team or the ILH to get exposure for scholarship opportunities. If you are a good player you will get noticed regardless of team records. Example: Waianae was 0-3 to start the season but all everyone in the state could talk about was Kanani Mauga and how dominant he was. “Hands down D-player of the year”. MM is in the perfect offense geared to his abilities, he would not thrive in a pro-style offense but that’s ok cause he got a full scholarship and is kicking butt. So if you play for Aiea, Waialua or STL you have the same opportunity to get a college scholarship, it’s on the individual and their parents. “Period”

  3. ??? October 17, 2017 10:40 am


  4. ??? October 17, 2017 10:41 am

    Kana’i. Damn spell check!!

  5. Un silent majority October 17, 2017 11:11 am

    Dafun, when has Kapolei ever stunk in contention of a state title???

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