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Eagles Football Host Princeton In 2019 Kickoff Contest

Posted on: August 30, 2019

Setting the Scene: The kickoff to the 2019 season has arrived and the Milford Eagles will start the new campaign with its first of six home games, hosting Princeton on Friday, August 30. Kickoff is set for 7 pm and it will be Booster Kickoff/Alumni Night inside Eagle Stadium. The Eagles are coming off a historic campaign that saw the school win its first-ever OHSAA Playoff game and finish with a program best eight wins. Princeton finished last season 3-7 after being forced to forfeit several games.

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The match-up by the numbers

A look at the Milford-Princeton match-up by the numbers (2018 per game averages & conference team rankings):

  • Milford scoring offense (1st-38.6) vs. Princeton scoring defense (2nd-12.4)
  • Milford total offense (2nd-372.1) vs. Princeton total defense (4th-264.5)
  • Milford rushing offense (4th-163.4) vs. Princeton rushing defense (5th-152.8)
  • Milford passing offense (2nd-208.7) vs. Princeton passing defense (6th-111.7)
  • Princeton scoring offense (8th-13.4) vs.Milford scoring defense (1st-18.8)
  • Princeton total offense (4th-303.1) vs. Milford total defense (3rd-277.5)
  • Princeton rushing offense (6th-185.5) vs. Milford rushing defense (7th-202.0)
  • Princeton passing offense (5th-117.6) vs. Milford passing defense (1st-75.5)

 

Inside the numbers

A look at Milford’s top returning statistical leaders:

Rushing Yards: Mason Roy (60)

Passing Yards: Hunter Johnson (2,618)

Receiving Yards: Bryson Chambers (3)

Tackles: Max Ward (68)

Sacks: Haidyn Oberschlake (0.5)

Interceptions: Jacob Cook/Max Ward (1)

Kickoff Return Yards: Caleb Johns (55)

Punting Average: Hunter Johnson (30.0)

Punt Return Yards: Max Ward (17)

 

A look at Princeton’s top returning statistical leaders:

Rushing Yards: Thomas Boyd (700)

Passing Yards: Dorian Durham (366)

Receiving Yards: Sterling Berkhalter (87)

Tackles: Darrion Henry (61)

Sacks: Darrion Henry (8.5)

Interceptions: Jaheim Thomas (2)

Kickoff Return Yards: James Price (124)

Punting Average: Robert Rutherford (27.0)

Punt Return Yards: Jaedon Scarborough (15)

Notable 2018 Performances by 2019 Returnees

 

  • 2018 All-Eastern Cincinnati Conference selections:
    • Hunter Johnson
  • Hunter Johnson topped the 2,000 yards passing mark for the year (2,618). He joins former teammate Blake King as the only two Milford signal callers to top 2,000 yards in at least 15 years.
  • Johnson’s 381 yards passing against Fairfield marked his second 300-plus yard passing game and the most for a Milford quarterback over the last decade.
  • Haydin Oberschlake made an impact on special teams, scooping up a blocked punt and returning it 15 yards for a touchdown against Withrow.
  • Lady kicker Grace Ertel finished the regular season tied for the most extra points made in the ECC and made 49 of 55 for the year.

 

Milford Football Tradition

Conference Championships: 1986, 2017

Playoff Appearances: 1986, 2017, 2018

Playoff Record: 1-3

  • 1986: at Fairfield L 6-21
  • 2017: at Sycamore L 41-35 (OT)
  • 2018: vs. Fairfield W 39-35; vs. Colerain L 48-14