Division II quarterfinal showdown
No. 5 MILFORD (7-1) at No. 4 SOUHEGAN (7-1)
WHEN: Saturday, 2:30 p.m.
WHERE: Souhegan’s Saber Field.
REGULAR SEASON RESULT:
Souhegan 40, Milford 13.
FYI: The difference in the Week 3 regular season win by the Sabers in this great local rivalry was simple: Souhegan was able to run the ball effectively, and the Spartans weren’t.
The trio of Cam Kinney, Joseph Nogueira and Zach Bossi rushed for a combined 145 yards, while the Spartans, despite one good long drive (13 plays, 74 yards), otherwise sputtered.
Mark Madigan led Milford with 123 all-purpose yards and a TD.
As Milford coach Keith Jones said, "They came out and punched us in the mouth."
That’s the way the Spartans like to do it, and they’ve succeeded since, outscoring opponents 197-65 in five straight wins.
Expect a much closer game, as the two teams have come of age since.
Also keep in mind Souhegan had trouble with fellow 7-1 Windham, losing 21-7, while the Spartans recently rolled over the Jaguars, 41-21.
This coud be a classic.