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Six Take ECC Football Honors

Posted on: November 20, 2019

The conclusion to the prep football regular season produced All-Eastern Cincinnati Conference honors for six Milford High School student-athletes. Leading the way were a trio of first team performers in senior DL Haidyn Oberschlake, junior WR/QB Vince Ringland and senior S/RB Max Ward. That trio was joined by second team selections, senior OL Brandon Edwards and senior LB Cameron Hemmert along with senior LB Lucas Bowling, an honorable mention choice for 2019.


Oberschlake was a force on the Milford d-line, helping the Eagles rank in the top-five in the ECC in run defense. He finished his senior campaign with 51 tackles, including 9.5 behind the line of scrimmage and 2.5 sacks. Oberschlake also batted down three passes, forced and recovered a fumble and snagged a rare interception by a defensive lineman.


Ringland was easily the Eagles’ most versatile player during 2019, starting the year as a receiver and ending as the starting quarterback. Despite playing just five and a half games at receiver, the junior led the team in receiving yards (441) and touchdown receptions (5). After shifting to QB, Ringland threw for 291 yards and a touchdown, while adding 179 yards and five scores on the ground. He was also a key special teams player, handling the punting and kickoff duties where he averaged 37.5 yards per punt, while depositing six kickoffs in the endzone for touchbacks.


Like Ringland, Ward was all over the place, rarely leaving the field, while contributing as a running back, safety and kickoff and punt returner. His senior season finished with 270 yards rushing, 205 receiving and six total touchdowns. He also paced his team in kick return (232) and punt return yards (69). On defense, Ward was the third-best tackler on the Eagles with 60, including 6.5 for loss. He also had five pass break-ups.


Edwards was Milford’s top performer along the offensive line, helping the Eagles average nearly 260 yards of total offense and almost 20 points per game.


Hemmert successfully made the move from safety to linebacker and wrapped up the season just one tackle off the team lead with 91. Of his 6.5 tackles for loss, two were for sacks. Hemmert also broke up four opponents’ passes and had one fumble forced and one recovered.


The player Hemmert finished just behind in tackles was Bowling who had 92 stops. He totaled six behind the line, including one-half of a sack. His 18-yard interception return for a touchdown in Week 2 against Dunbar proved to be the difference in a 27-26 Milford victory.