Milford High crunches Souhegan, moves into prime playoff position

Milford High made itself at home at the expense of host Souhegan, pounding out a 47-27 decision on Friday night.

The Spartans moved to 3-2, taking a major step forward in the Division II South chase for one of four playoff spots.

Tristyn Shattuck scored three times and Owen Zalenski ran for two touchdowns as the Spartans built an impressive 34-7 halftime lead.

Souhegan’s lone highlight was an 80-yard kick return from Trey Johnson. Other than that, it was all Milford, which held the safe lead the rest of the way.

Sophomore defensive lineman Alex Karpawich had the final score of the night for Souhegan, a 72-yard fumble

return.

Souhegan falls to 2-3.

Milford ‘Tackles Hunger’ Friday night

The Milford High football team hosts Kennett on Friday night at 7 p.m.

The event will be part of the annual “New Hampshire Tackles Hunger” campaign, helping to feed the needy around the Granite State.

Collections will be taken up with peanut butter, jelly, soups, canned vegetables, pasta and sauce being accepted. Cash donations for the cause will also be collected.

Division II South

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If you watched Pelham High dismantle Hollis Brookline, you would push the Pythons right to the top of the power rankings in the conference.

“Thump!” was the one word that HB coach Chris Lones best used to describe it.

Pelham High AD Todd Kress noted a big difference for Pelham is the addition to the lineup of halfback Charlie Katin, who had the first TD.

Currently, Alvirne and St. Thomas are knotted atop the conference at 4-1. Pelham, Milford and HB are all 3-2. Souhegan and West are 2-3.

Only four of the seven make the playoffs.

Milford, as noted, hosts Kennett Friday night, while Souhegan travels to Pelham, Saturday at 3 p.m. (note the day and time change).

Pelham’s October 20 trip to St. Thomas, a 20-9 loser Saturday to Plymouth, becomes absolutely huge.

Other key dates in DII South?

If the Sabers can pull out the win Saturday it makes the next week’s trip to Hollis Brookline that much more important.

HB has a killer 1-2 punch in the final two weeks with a trip to Alvirne on Oct. 19, followed by a Saturday, Oct. 27, home date against St. Thomas.

Milford is at Alvirne on Friday, Oct. 26 in the regular season finale.

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