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Milford Back In Eagle Stadium Friday Night Hosting Kings

Posted on: October 17, 2019

Setting the Scene: The final stretch of the regular season begins this Friday night when Milford hosts Kings inside Eagle Stadium. The Eagles have dropped two straight and three of their last four while the Knights have won back-to-back ECC contests after dropping their first two of the year. Kings handed Milford its only ECC loss of the 2018 season as the Knights finished a perfect 7-0 in conference play.

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The match-up by the numbers

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

  • Milford scoring offense (5th-22.4) vs. Kings scoring defense (6th-27.1)
  • Milford total offense (5th-294.3) vs. Kings total defense (6th-360.3)
  • Milford rushing offense (7th-105.9) vs. Kings rushing defense (4th-151.3)
  • Milford passing offense (4th-188.4) vs. Kings passing defense (6th-209.0)
  • Kings scoring offense (2nd-35.4) vs. Milford scoring defense (5th-23.9)
  • Kings total offense (3rd-381.7) vs. Milford total defense (5th-330.1)
  • Kings rushing offense (3rd-189.4) vs. Milford rushing defense (3rd-146.7)
  • Kings passing offense (3rd-192.3) vs. Milford passing defense (5th-183.4)

Inside the numbers
A look at Milford’s statistical leaders:
Rushing Yards: Caleb Johns (297, 4 TDs)
Passing Yards: Hunter Johnson (1,239, 14 TDs)
Receiving Yards: Vince Ringland (441, 5 TDs)
Tackles: Cameron Hemmert (66)
Sacks: Jaeden Cantor (2.5)
Interceptions: Jaxon Stickle (2)
Kickoff Return Yards: Max Ward (211)
Punting Average: Vince Ringland (38.1)
Punt Return Yards: Max Ward (63)

A look at Kings’ statistical leaders:
Rushing Yards: Ty Stylski (1,148, 17 TDs)
Passing Yards: Jackson Kwasniewski (1,342, 6 TDs)
Receiving Yards: Jack McHugh (425)
Sacks: Zach Hymer (2.5)
Interceptions: Jack McHugh (2)
Kickoff Return Yards: Ty Stylski (479, 1 TD)
Punting Average: Ty Stylski (34.9)
Punt Return Yards: Jack McHugh (116, 1 TD)

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.
  • Hunter Johnson and Vince Ringland had monster performances in the second contest against Loveland, finishing with 387 passing yards and 173 yards, respectively. Each total is the highest by an Eagle since at least 2012.
  • Vince Ringland again showed his versatility against Anderson, finishing with 93 receiving and 12 rushing yards, averaging 40.5 yards on two punts and placing two of his three kickoffs in the end zone for touchbacks. He also recorded three tackles and forced a fumble.
  • After a sluggish first half, the Eagle defense rose to the occasion in the second half at Withrow, allowing Milford a chance to win. For the half, Milford limited the Tigers to -20 yards of total offense.