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Eagles Take To Road For Week 6 Clash At Little Miami

Posted on: September 22, 2022

SETTING THE SCENE: After absorbing it’s first loss of 2022 a week ago, the Milford Eagles will look to get back on track during Week 6 of the Ohio High School football season when they travel to Little Miami. The Eagles were held to their lowest point and offensive output of the season last week against Kings, but still feature a top-four scoring and total offense inside the ECC. At 4-1 overall and 3-1 in the ECC race, Milford will take on a Panther squad entering at 2-3, 1-3 ECC in its quest for a third straight win over Little Miami.

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The match-up by the numbers

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

  • Milford scoring offense (4th-37.2) vs. Little Miami scoring defense (4th-24.8)
  • Milford total offense (3rd-390.2) vs. Little Miami total defense (4th-221.8)
  • Milford rushing offense (8th-102.0) vs. Little Miami rushing defense (10th-221.8)
  • Milford passing offense (3rd-288.2) vs. Little Miami passing defense (1st-107.6)
  • Little Miami scoring offense (8th-14.8) vs. Milford scoring defense (6th-30.8)
  • Little Miami total offense (7th-270.2) vs. Milford total defense (10th-409.4)
  • Little Miami rushing offense (6th-106.6) vs. Milford rushing defense (7th-181.4)
  • Little Miami passing offense (4th-163.6) vs. Milford passing defense (9th-228.0)

Inside the numbers
A look at Milford’s statistical leaders:
Rushing Yards: Natwan Webster (359, 6 TDs)
Passing Yards: Austin Hardin (1418, 18 TDs)
Receiving Yards: Luke Ray (343, 1 TD)
Tackles: Andrew Littrell (44)
Sacks: William Riesenberg/Nick Scally (2.0)
Interceptions: Jacob Smith (3)
Punting Average: Jacob Luecke (37.1)
Kickoff Return Yards: Jacob Smith (342, 1 TD)
Punt Return Yards: Jacob Smith (120, 1 TD)

A look at Little Miami’s statistical leaders:
Rushing Yards: Grant Maupin (180, 1 TD)
Passing Yards: Grant Maupin (813, 7 TDs)
Receiving Yards: Jack Cooper (336, 4 TDs)
Tackles: Brayden Bischoff (44)
Sacks: Three Tied (2.0)
Interceptions: Matthew Lyons (2)
Punting Average: Gunner Hoffman (30.4)
Kickoff Return Yards: Jack Cooper (104)
Punt Return Yards: N/A

Notable 2022 Performances

  • QB Austin Hardin started his senior year with a bang, leading Milford to a runaway 42-6 win over Edgewood. For the night, Austin completed 17 of his 23 passes for 326 and four touchdowns (to three different receivers), making his third career 300-yard passing performance. In the last two season-openers, both against Edgewood, Austin has thrown for 619 yards and eight touchdowns.
  • Junior WR Reece Davis lit up the stat sheet in the Edgewood opener, capturing his second career 100-yard receiving night with 114 for the game, along with a pair of touchdowns. His other 100-yard game came in last year’s opener at Edgewood.
  • Junior WR Landen Wisbey showed he’ll be a scoring threat for the Eagles this year as he hit paydirt twice against Edgewood. Through the air, he hauled in a 52-yard TD, while also scoring on an eight-yard run on the ground.
  • Senior Jacob Smith played his way into the OHSAA Record Book during Week 2 vs. Lebanon. Jacob had a dynamic all-around performance returning both a kickoff and a punt for a touchdown, while also grabbing a game-preserving interception on the game's final play. For the night, Jacob finished with 232 total return yards, along with 10 tackles and the interception.
  • Senior WR Cam Livingston was also a hero of the Lebanon win, finishing with three TD receptions, including the game-winner with less than a minute remaining.
  • Austin Hardin continued his hot start in Week 3 against Loveland, tossing four TDs for the third straight game. He finished with 290 yards through the air against the Tigers.
  • Junior LB Andrew Littrell finished the Loveland game with nine tackles (eight solo), including 2.5 for loss and put a jarring hit on a Tiger ball carrier to force a fumble.
  • Senior RB Natwan Webster was chosen Mercy Health Player of the Game after scoring four touchdowns vs. Loveland. For the game, Natwan rushed for 39 yards and three touchdowns, while catching four passes for 44 yards and a fourth score.
  • After throwing four TD passes in each of the first three weeks of the season, Austin Hardin tossed five in the Anderson win. He completed 28-of-39 passes for a career-high 372 yards.
  • Luke Ray was the favorite target against Anderson, hauling in 10 passes for 169 yards, including an 81-yard catch-and-run touchdowns.
  • Natwan Webster cracked the 100-yard plateau for the first time in 2022 with 133 yards against Anderson, making his fourth career 100-yard game.
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