Milford football crushes Con-Val
Thursday, September 26, 2013
MILFORD – The Milford offense ran the Con-Val defense out of the building, literally and figuratively, on Friday evening.
The Spartans’ backs, led by Evan Perron and Mitchell Banuskevich, ran for 365 yards as Milford rolled over the visitors, 48-0.
The Spartans stormed out to a 27-0 lead in the first quarter, with Perron contributing his two scores during the frame. The offense couldn’t do much in the second quarter, with their only drive ending on a Jahir Romney fumble.
After both teams fumbled the ball to start the second half, Milford scored again on a Banuskevich touchdown run, his second of the game.
Milford continued scoring in the fourth, starting with a five-yard touchdown by Romney. Backup quarterback Max Urda put the finishing touches on the victory, breaking multiple tackles en route to a 68-yard touchdown run.
“Every time, it’s (about) what’s there, what’s open,” Jones said, “(We) try to do what the defense gives us.”
Perron led the team with 102 yards on the ground while Banuskevich added 84. Four other Milford players had at least ten yards rushing. The only completion for Milford came on a 26-yard touchdown connection between starting quarterback Harrison Urda and receiver Ian Michaud in the first quarter.
“Everybody played well,” Jones said, “The backs ran hard. It was a great effort.”
The Spartans appeared in control throughout the entire game despite a couple of mistakes. Con-Val managed to recover two Milford fumbles, but failed to capitalize. The Cougars’ also gained 65 yards on Milford penalties.
“It was a little sloppy at times,” head coach Keith Jones said, “Some things we need to work on... but everybody played well.”
The Con-Val offense didn’t have much luck against the Milford defense. Cougars’ quarterback John Crowley only managed to complete four of his 16 pass attempts. Meanwhile, the running game averaged just over three yards per carry.
Milford defender Travis Hughes had two standout plays in the third, sacking the quarterback and forcing a fumble. He left in the fourth quarter with what appeared to be a right knee injury.
Milford improves to 2-1 with the victory. Con-Val drops to 0-3.