Souhegan gets win, while Milford falls

MANCHESTER – Junior running back Mark Madigan and junior quarterback Max Urda each recorded a rushing touchdown for the Milford High School football team in a 38-13 loss against host Trinity on Saturday night at Gill Stadium.

“We did some great stuff offensively,” said Spartans head coach Keith Jones. “We made too many mistakes between the holding penalties and the turnovers. (We) must have had five (or) six turnovers; just can’t do that especially when you’re struggling on defense then you can’t really turn the ball over because you got to make the most of every offensive possession.”

Junior running back Saikou Bah led the way for the Pioneers (3-2) with two rushing touchdowns, one receiving touchdown, a reception on a two-point conversion and a rush for a two-point conversion.

Trinity began the scoring when junior quarterback Hunter Hannon connected with senior captain and tight end Ryan Boldwin for a 13 yard touchdown. Junior captain and running back Nick Perdue ran in the two-point conversion with 7:44 left in the opening quarter.

The Spartans (4-2) responded with an 11-play drive that would cover 64 yards and conclude with Madigan finding the back of the end zone from 3 yards out to cut the
Pioneers lead to 8-6 with 3:45 left in the opening quarter.

Bah responded by running into the end zone from 24 yards out on the following drive for the Pioneers. Bah then was on the receiving end of a pass from Hannon for the two-point conversion.

On the final play of the first quarter, Perdue ran 50 yards to the Milford 47-yard line. Junior captain and running back Will Sheppard finished the drive with a 4-yard touchdown run. Bah rushed in the two-point conversion to make the score 24-6 in favor of Trinity.

Trinity struck one more time in the opening half when Hannon and Bah connected for a 44-yard touchdown.

Brennan Senecal added the PAT to send the Pioneers into the locker room up 31-6.

The Spartans came out of halftime with a purpose, as they embarked on a 10-play drive that covered 57 yards and featured a 19-yard run from junior running back Bryce Walker and a conversion on fourth down. Urda finished the drive with a 1-yard touchdown run. Junior Jack Briggs added the PAT to cut the Pioneers advantage to 31-13 with 8:17 remaining in the third quarter.

Bah rushed into the end zone from 10 yards out with 4:21 left in the third quarter and Senecal added the PAT to finish the scoring at 38-13.

“Hopefully rectify why we came out so flat,” said Jones about what his team is going to work on and focus on in practice. “It wasn’t really our style of football we played.”

Milford will have a bye this week and then will play Windham and Manchester West in the next two games.