Season ends for Milford football

The Milford High School football season came to a close on Saturday thanks in a major way to Windham running back Kellin Bail.

The Jaguars’ senior running back rushed for 113 yards and three touchdowns and also caught another score as Windham (9-0) advanced to the Division II semifinals with a 40-16 win in the South Conference final.

The Spartans (5-4), who had been beaten 41-0 by Windham earlier in the year, hung tough as they trailed only 14-10 at haltime. But Bail scored two TDs in the third, a 71-yard run 18 seconds in and then senior QB Brendan McInnis tossed him a 54-yard score with 6:35 left in the third to make it a 28-10 game.

“Coming into the second half, we were just looking to finish the game strong – send a statement,” Bail said. “That particular play (his 71-yarder) has been working for us earlier in the game. The blocking scheme for that play is unreal. It’s almost impossible to defend.

“So we knew if we could come out with that and put the dagger in real quick, then it would be a different game from then out. We definitely took them down a notch in their intensity level.”

Milford got a strong game from back Jahir Romney (43 yards and a TD), who helped give the Spartans a 7-6 lead on a 4-yard TD run with 10:13 left in the first half.

But the Jags, who opened the scoring with a first quarter with a Kurtis Jolicoeur 1-yard run, answered back with a Bail 27-yard TD run to grab a 14-7 lead. Milford’s Jack Briggs booted a 22-yard field goal for that 14-10 halftime score.

After Windham’s two third quarter scores, Milford QB Max Urda came back with a 1-yard TD plunge of his own with 16 seconds left in the period. But, Windham iced things with a 9-yard Bail run just eight seconds into the fourth, and a 70-yard McInnis jaunt with 8:16 remaining.

McInnis also had a strong game for Windham, completing 4 of 8 passes for 141 yards and the TD while rushing five times for 68 yards. Urda, meanwhile, completed 6 of 12 passes for 77 yards.