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Homecoming Features Milford-Little Miami Match-up

Posted on: October 1, 2021

SETTING THE SCENE: After seeing its three-game winning streak snapped last week, the Milford Eagles are back inside the friendly confines of Eagle Stadium Powered by Cullen Electric for Week 7 action against Little Miami. The game will also mark Milford’s 2021 Homecoming celebration. The Eagles remain in a logjam near the top of the ECC standings as they enter the contest in a four-way tie for second with each squad 3-1 in league action. Milford is 4-2 overall. The Panthers bring a 3-3, 1-3 ECC mark into the match-up.

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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 (7th-26.0) vs. Little Miami scoring defense (5th-24.7)
  • Milford total offense (6th-326.7) vs. Little Miami total defense (2nd-184.3)
  • Milford rushing offense (1st-184.5) vs. Little Miami rushing defense (2nd-86.0)
  • Milford passing offense (7th-142.2) vs. Little Miami passing defense (2nd-98.3)
  • Little Miami scoring offense (5th-30.2) vs. Milford scoring defense (4th-24.0)
  • Little Miami total offense (4th-373.5) vs. Milford total defense (6th-328.7)
  • Little Miami rushing offense (3rd-173.3) vs. Milford rushing defense (5th-149.7)
  • Little Miami passing offense (4th-200.2) vs. Milford passing defense (8th-179.0)

Inside the numbers
A look at Milford’s statistical leaders:
Rushing Yards: Natwan Webster (477, 3 TDs)
Passing Yards: Austin Hardin (853, 7 TDs)
Receiving Yards: Reece Davis (294, 3 TDs)
Tackles: Luke Ray/Nick Scally (41)
Sacks: Cam Zoromski (5.5)
Interceptions: Jaxon Stickle (1)
Punting Average: Jacob Luecke (36.8)
Kickoff Return Yards: Tahj Price (223)
Punt Return Yards: Luke Ray (24)

A look at Little Miami’s statistical leaders:
Rushing Yards: Ashton Middlekamp (550, 9 TDs)
Passing Yards: Aidan Jones (1,142, 10 TDs)
Receiving Yards: Brayden Bischoff (426, 6 TDs)
Tackles: Marcus Jones (45)
Sacks: Nick Greenwell (8)
Interceptions: Grant Maupin (1)
Punting Average: Lucas Swierk (29.9)
Kickoff Return Yards: Ashton Middlekamp (188)
Punt Return Yards: Brayden Bischoff (35)

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.
  • Tofa Luani had a second straight monster rushing performance as he matched the school record with six rushing touchdowns against Loveland. He finished with 180 yards on the ground.
  • Natwan Webster had his second 100-yard game of the season against the Tigers, finishing with a career-high 182.
  • Junior LB Nick Scally was outstanding against Winton Woods, finishing with a career-high 13 tackles, the second double digit tackle game of his career. It was the most by an Eagle since Jacob Smith had 16 against Lebanon in last year’s season finale.