Sunday, September 25, 2011

Exeter-Milligan Update: Junior High Football

Front Row:  (left to right) Kyle Jindra, Trevor Luzum, Kirby Soukup, Elliot Erdkamp, Evan Harre.

Back Row:  Head Coach Brian Murphy, Brayden Olsen, Sean Maxson, Sam Zeleny, Jack Dinneen, Cameron White, Spencer Papik, Johnathon Mounce, Assistant Coach Jordan Marr.

Exeter-Milligan Junior High Football by Brian Murphy

To open the season, the Exeter-Milligan junior high football team hosted East Butler on September 13.  On the opening drive, E-M drove down the field on a five-minute drive.  The drive ended with Sam Zeleny hitting Sean Maxson on a 17 yard pass for a touchdown.  Maxson added the two point conversion.  E-M held an 8-6 lead at the end of the first quarter.  East Butler added a touchdown in the second quarter, while holding E-M scoreless.  Both defenses remained tough in the third quarter, with neither allowing a point.  With the score 16-20, East Butler converted a crucial fourth down pass, that was tipped by two E-M defenders, with just over two and half minutes remaining in the game.  Zeleny ran for touchdowns of 8 and 20 yards in the fourth quarter.  Jack Dinneen added a two point conversion.  The only turnover by East Butler was a fumble recovered by Cameron White.  The final score was Exeter-Milligan 22, East Butler 28.

On September 19, Exeter-Milligan hosted Friend in another close game.  Exeter-Milligan was down by just two points, 12-14 at the half.  Jack Dinneen scored for E-M in the first quarter on a 44 yard end around run.  In the second quarter, Sean Maxson had a 4 yard touchdown run.  E-M scored once more late in the game on a 15 yard run by Elliot Erdkamp.  The two point conversion  pass from Sam Zeleny to Brayden Olsen completed the E-M scoring.  Defensively, Dinneen recovered a fumble for E-M.  The final score was Exeter-Milligan 20, Friend 36.

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