Saturday, October 8, 2011

Exeter-Milligan Update: Junior High Football

Exeter-Milligan Junior High Football

The Exeter-Milligan junior high football team hosted Hampton on September 26. At halftime, EM held a narrow 20-16 lead. Sean Maxson got the scoring started for EM in the first quarter on an 8 yard touchdown run, Johnathon Mounce added the two point conversion. In the second quarter, Sam Zeleny hit Maxson on 26 yard TD pass. Cameron White added a 43 yard TD run before half for EM.

In the second half, the young Timberwolves pulled away, scoring 28 points, while holding Hampton scoreless. On the first play from scrimmage in the third quarter, Zeleny hit Jack Dinneen on a slant for a 43 yard score. Zeleny added a 9 yard TD run and conversion run. Maxson ran 35 yards for another score, with Elliot Erdkamp running in the two point conversion. The final score came on a 37 yard interception return by Zeleny.

The solid EM defensive effort included interceptions by Zeleny and Maxson. Fumble recoveries for EM were by Maxson and Mounce. The final score in the contest was EM 48, Hampton 16.

On October 3, Exeter-Milligan traveled to Henderson to take on Heartland in their only away game of the season. At the end of a high scoring first half, EM held a 32-24 lead. EM scored TDs on a 9 yard run by Sean Maxson and a 1 yard dive by Johnathon Mounce. One of the two point conversion was successful when Sam Zeleny hooked up with Jack Dinneen. In the second quarter, EM scored three more touchdowns. Zeleny hit Maxson on a 10 yard pass, Dinneen ran 9 yards on an end around, and Zeleny scored from 1 yard out after Maxson was knocked out of bounds at the one yard lined on a long kick return.

The Exeter-Milligan offense added four TDs and three conversions in the second half. Maxson had a 60 yard run that led to a 5 yard TD run for Zeleny, Zeleny added a 5 yard TD run, and Maxson a 9 yard TD run. A 53 yard pass TD from Zeleny to Maxson was in the second half as well. Zeleny threw to Dinneen and Trevor Luzum for two point conversions, with Maxson running in another.

The defense was solid in the final two quarters, holding Heartland to just 8 points. Luzum led the way for the Timberwolves defense with an interception and two fumble recoveries. Mounce and Zeleny also had fumble recoveries. The final score in the game was EM 62, Heartland 32. The Exeter-Milligan team finished the season with a 2-2 record.

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