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Football Turns Back Withrow For Fifth Straight Win

Posted on: October 15, 2017

A returning Cameron Kells scored three touchdowns and Max Lewis was dominant on the defensive line, keying Milford to its fifth consecutive victory, a 39-14 Homecoming triumph over Withrow on Friday night. The victory improves the Eagles’ record to 7-1 on the year and 5-0 in the Eastern Cincinnati Conference, setting up a conference showdown with Anderson next week.

 

Playing for the first time in several weeks, Kells racked up 83 yards on the ground, adding another 35 yards receiving and finding paydirt three times. Lewis was nearly unstoppable for the Withrow (1-7, 0-5 ECC) offensive line as he posted a game-high 11 tackles, while recording three sacks.

 

The Eagles’ night got off to a slow start as it took until the waning seconds of the first quarter for the home team to get on the scoreboard. Milford’s second drive looked promising but a 29-yard field goal by Dillon Coleman went wide. Lewis though, stopped the next Withrow drive with a sack of Tigers’ QB Timothy Blair handing the ball back to the Eagle O.

 

When the Eagles got the ball back, a Blake King to Dylan Hughes 41-yard bomb set the stage for Kells’ first TD, a one-yard plunge with 16 second remaining. The Eagles would go on to score on each of their next two possessions as well, first on a perfectly thrown King to Sam Pickett 27-yard strike and later on a 31-yard field goal by Coleman that made it 17-0 at the half.

 

The start to the second half wasn’t much better for Withrow as senior Luken Dalessandro picked off Blair early in the third quarter, returning it to the Tigers’ 15-yardline. Two Kells’ runs later, the second a five-yard jaunt, put the Eagles into the end zone again. Milford stretched the score to 25-0 when King ran in the two-point conversion.

 

The Tigers answered with a nice drive when they retook possession as they went 77 yards in 14 plays for their first score. Tyron Mincy carried in from one-yard out for the TD before Blair hit Dajon Walker for the two-point conversion to make it 25-8.

 

The next Milford possession was the Kells show as he accounted for 50 of the 64 yards on a scoring drive that saw the junior race in from seven yards out for his third TD of the night.

 

Milford’s defense set up the Eagles’ final TD of the night in the second half of the fourth quarter as Adam Bartrum nailed Blair who fumbled, leading to an Evan Baugh recovery. King went right to the air on the first play after the turnover, finding tight end Connor Foster down the middle for a 20-yard scoring strike.

 

Withrow rounded out the night’s scoring on a Blair to Dare Moffett 50-yard TD scoring.

 

The Eagles enjoyed a 199-yard passing performance from King, with Hughes leading the receiving core with 81 yards. Bailey Knox joined Lewis in double digit tackles with 10, while Bryce Dugan added eight, including his team-best fifth sack of the year.

 

Click here for the final Milford-Withrow game stats.

 

With just two regular season games remaining, the Eagles have arrived at the Week 9 showdown with Anderson (8-0, 5-0 ECC), scheduled for next Friday night at the home of the Redskins. Game time is 7 p.m.