Milford rolls to second football win

MILFORD – At first glance, Milford’s lopsided football win against overmatched St. Andrew’s might not look like much.

But for the Buccaneers, their 42-7 victory held some significance.

After suffering through consecutive one-win seasons, Friday night’s win assured Milford (2-1) there wouldn’t be a third.

Sophomore David Bowman rushed for a pair of TDs in Milford's win over St. Andrew's. (The Chronicle/Jeff Mitchell)

Sophomore David Bowman rushed for a pair of TDs in Milford’s win over St. Andrew’s. (The Chronicle/Jeff Mitchell)

“Getting that second win means we’ve been working hard and we’re better than last year,” said sophomore David Bowman, who rushed for a pair of touchdowns in the win. “It feels good.”

Coming off a three-touchdown loss to Delaware Military Academy where Milford moved the ball but couldn’t seem to find the end zone, the Buccaneers didn’t suffer the same fate versus the visiting Cardinals (0-2).

Bowman got the scoring started on the Bucs’ first drive with a 17-yard touchdown run less than four minutes into the game. It was the first of five straight scoring drives for Milford, which took a 35-0 lead into halftime.

“We came in knowing we were going to try and get as many plays with our core guys as we could and get them used to playing more than two quarters,” Milford coach Shaun Strickland said. “They responded very well (from the loss). I’m very happy with them.”

A pair of long touchdown runs, one by freshman Rashawn Price that went for 50 yards followed by junior Dominyc Hovington’s 69-yard burst, helped put Milford up 21-0 by the end of the first quarter.

Bowman made it a four-touchdown Milford advantage when he went 39 yards untouched into the end zone less than a minute into the second quarter and junior Clay Stevenson capped the first half scoring with a three-yard romp across the goal line five minutes later.

Junior quarterback William Kimmel connected with sophomore Marcus Correa on a four-yard pass for the Bucs’ final TD of the evening with six minutes remaining in the third quarter.

With its second comfortable win in three weeks now in the books, Milford will work on not suffering the same fate it did versus DMA when the Bucs travel to Conrad School next Saturday.

Strickland said he didn’t know much about the Redskins yet other than he expected them to be amped up for homecoming while trying to stay undefeated.

“I know they’re undefeated and pretty good scoring points,” he said. “So, we’re going to study up, get after it and hope to get a win up there.”

From the Milford Chronicle Sports Desk

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