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Football Chases Friday Night Lights Win Over Dunbar

Posted on: September 5, 2019

Setting the Scene: A match-up of teams that each came up short will play out during Week 2 of the 2019 football season when Milford hosts Dayton Dunbar on Friday night, September 6. Playing against a squad with several Division I commits, the Eagles hung around with Princeton early before the Vikings scored 24 fourth quarter points to pull away for a 38-7 victory. Dunbar, in a much publicized contest, fell to Roger Bacon 23-8 in Week 1.

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

  • Milford scoring offense (T-4th-7.0) vs. Dunbar scoring defense (N/A-23.0)
  • Milford total offense (4th-198.0) vs. Dunbar total defense (N/A-223.0)
  • Milford rushing offense (4th-113.0) vs. Dunbar rushing defense (N/A-72.0)
  • Milford passing offense (4th-85.0) vs. Dunbar passing defense (N/A-151.0)

  • Dunbar scoring offense (N/A-8.0) vs. Milford scoring defense (5th-38.0)
  • Dunbar total offense (N/A-183.0) vs. Milford total defense (4th-364.0)
  • Dunbar rushing offense (N/A-49.0) vs. Milford rushing defense (4th-248.0)
  • Dunbar passing offense (N/A-134.0) vs. Milford passing defense (2nd-116.0)

Inside the numbers

A look at Milford’s statistical leaders:
Rushing Yards: Caleb Johns (100)
Passing Yards: Hunter Johnson (85)
Receiving Yards: Payton Bauer (32)
Tackles: Cameron Hemmert (13)
Sacks: None
Interceptions: Jaxon Stickle (1)
Kickoff Return Yards: Jaxon Stickle (44)
Punting Average: Haidyn Oberschlake (27.5)
Punt Return Yards: Payton Bauer (22)

A look at Dunbar’s statistical leaders:
Rushing Yards: Greg Packnett (27)
Passing Yards: Greg Packnett (134)
Receiving Yards: Brandon Wright (79)
Sacks: None
Interceptions: None
Kickoff Return Yards: Jaqua Lusbourgh (41)
Punting Average: Greg Packnett (56.0)
Punt Return Yards: None

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.