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Football Eagles Seek To Roll On At Loveland

Posted on: September 17, 2021

SETTING THE SCENE: Winners of two in a row and tied atop the ECC standings, Milford takes its show on the road to Loveland for the annual Battle of the Miami Township Victory Bell during Week 5 of the 2021 prep campaign. The Eagles are fresh off a huge win, a 20-13 triumph over perennial conference front runner Turpin last week. The win pushed Milford to 3-1 overall and 2-0 in league play. The Eagles will be out to extend their win streak to six over the rival Tigers who are 1-3 overall and 1-1 in league play.

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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 (6th-23.8) vs. Loveland scoring defense (9th-42.0)
  • Milford total offense (6th-332.0) vs. Loveland total defense (8th-401.3)
  • Milford rushing offense (4th-154.5) vs. Loveland rushing defense (8th-276.5)
  • Milford passing offense (6th-177.5) vs. Loveland passing defense (4th-124.8)
  • Loveland scoring offense (2nd-34.5) vs. Milford scoring defense (5th-17.5)
  • Loveland total offense (4th-378.3) vs. Milford total defense (6th-304.8)
  • Loveland rushing offense (8th-102.5) vs. Milford rushing defense (5th-139.5)
  • Loveland passing offense (2nd-275.8) vs. Milford passing defense (7th-165.3)


Inside the numbers
A look at Milford’s statistical leaders:
Rushing Yards: Natwan Webster (250, 2 TDs)
Passing Yards: Austin Hardin (710, 6 TDs)
Receiving Yards: Chase Duesing (285, 4 TDs)
Tackles: Luke Ray (35)
Sacks: Cam Zoromski (5.5)
Interceptions: Jaxon Stickle (1)
Punting Average: Jacob Luecke (38.8)
Kickoff Return Yards: Jaxon Stickle (91)
Punt Return Yards: Luke Ray (22)

A look at Loveland’s statistical leaders:
Rushing Yards: Luca Aquilino (169, 5 TDs)
Passing Yards: Luca Aquilino (1052, 14 TDs)
Receiving Yards: Ethan Lund (318, 4 TDs)
Tackles: Reed Stewart (24)
Sacks: Three tied (1)
Interceptions: None
Punting Average: Ethan Lund (26.6)
Kickoff Return Yards: D’Marqo Johnson (157)
Punt Return Yards: Bailey Jackson (114)

Notable 2021 Performances
 

  • Junior RB Natwan Webster enjoyed the second 100-yard rushing game of his career in Week 1 against Edgewood, finishing with 149 yards on just 15 carries. He also gained 133 yards last year against Turpin.
  • Sophomore WR Reese Davis had a big performance in his first varsity game vs. Edgewood with 141 yards receiving. He along with Chase Duesing (124 yards) became the first Eagle duo since September 2019 (Vince Ringland & Max Ward) vs. Loveland to each top 100 yards in the same game.
  • In just the sixth full game of his career, junior QB Austin Hardin tossed four touchdowns or more for the third time against Edgewood. He has 18 TDs and nearly 1,800 yards to date.
  • Senior WR Chase Duesing went over 100 yards receiving for the second time this season in the Walnut Hills win. Duesing hauled in six passes for 110 yards and a pair of touchdowns. It marked the third 100-yard game of his career.
  • Sophomore RB/LB Tofa Luani made huge contributions on both sides of the ball in the win over Turpin. Luani rushed for 145 yards and three touchdowns, while recording a pair of sacks on defense.
  • Senior DL Cam Zoromski had the game of his career in the Turpin win. In addition to helping keep the Spartan run game to just 55 yards, Zoromski had a game-high 11 tackles, including four sacks.