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Football Back Under The Lights Friday At Loveland

Posted on: September 26, 2019

Setting the Scene: The second week of ECC play features a rare occurrence as Milford will battle rival Loveland for the second time in a three-week span. The Eagles are coming off a disappointing loss last week to Walnut Hills, while Loveland has dropped its first four games of the 2019 season.

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The match-up by the numbers

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

  • Milford scoring offense (5th-22.0) vs. Loveland scoring defense (8th-46.5)
  • Milford total offense (6th-220.0) vs. Loveland total defense (3rd-289.3)
  • Milford rushing offense (6th-81.5) vs. Loveland rushing defense (5th-156.3)
  • Milford passing offense (4th-138.5) vs. Loveland passing defense (4th-133.0)
  • Loveland scoring offense (7th-13.3) vs. Milford scoring defense (5th-21.5)
  • Loveland total offense (3rd-397.0) vs. Milford total defense (6th-329.5)
  • Loveland rushing offense (7th-169.0) vs. Milford rushing defense (6th-174.0)
  • Loveland passing offense (5th-136.5) vs. Milford passing defense (5th-155.5)

Inside the numbers

A look at Milford’s statistical leaders:
Rushing Yards: Caleb Johns (204)
Passing Yards: Hunter Johnson (550)
Receiving Yards: Vince Ringland (167)
Tackles: Cameron Hemmert (43)
Sacks: Jaeden Cantor (1.5)
Interceptions: Jaxon Stickle (2)
Kickoff Return Yards: Max Ward (114)
Punting Average: Vince Ringland (34.8)
Punt Return Yards: Max Ward (57)

A look at Loveland’s statistical leaders:
Rushing Yards: Liam Hamill (98)
Passing Yards: Calvin Cloud (518)
Receiving Yards: Bailey Jackson (153)
Sacks: None
Interceptions: None
Kickoff Return Yards: Liam Hamill (125)
Punting Average: Ethan Lund (30.5)
Punt Return Yards: Bailey Jackson (4)

Noting the 2019 Season 

  • After playing primarily on the defensive side of the ball in 2018, junior RB Caleb Johns carried the ball 18 times in the opener against Princeton, finishing with a career-high 100 yards rushing.
  • The Eagles welcomed nine new starters on the offensive side of the ball and seven on defense in the Princeton contest.
  • Senior LB Lucas Bowling scored the winning points against Dunbar with an 18-yard interception return. His pick-six was the first by an Eagle since Bryce Dugan against Anderson on Oct. 20, 2017.
  • Junior Payton Bauer and sophomore Noah Earley each scored their first career touchdowns on passes from Hunter Johnson against Dunbar.
  • Vince Ringland (112) and Max Ward (101) each finished with over 100 yards receiving against Loveland. They became the first duo since Dylan Hughes (163) and Jake Ayler (101) to top 100 in the same game since last year’s playoff win over Fairfield.
  • Ward also became the first Milford receiver since Dylan Hughes on Sept. 29, 2017 against Walnut Hills to catch 3 TDs in a game.
  • Senior LB Cameron Hemmert racked up 18 tackles against Walnut Hills; the most by an Eagle since Adam Bartrum had 21 stops vs. Sycamore on Nov. 3, 2017.