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Milton Gets Big Plays to Beat Framingham
9/16/2019 - The Wildcats ventured to Framingham for a non-league battle with a talented Framingham team. The Cats started quickly driving 86 yards on the opening drive. The big play was a pass to Liam Regan from Chase Vaughan. Regan caught the ball in stride and was able to get by the safety and raced untouched 78 yards to the end zone. Max Winkler nailed the extra point for a 7-0 lead 1;30 into the first period.
Framingham responded with a nice drive featuring mostly passes but on 4th and 6 from our 35 yard line junior linebacker Graham O'Donnell darted in to tackle the Flyer ball carrier in the backfield to end the threat.
The offense continued its's hot start as big completions to John Barros and Regan sandwiched around a 10-yard run from junior Andrew Lynch had us in the end zone again. Again it was Regan scoring on a 27 yard pass from Vaughan.
This time the Flyers responded as they went on a 13 play drive. They found pay dirt when their 4th & 9 pass was caught in the back corner. after a successful two-point conversion the lead was 14-8.
Both defenses started to get their footing as the second quarter was moving quickly. We were forced to punt on our next drive and the Wildcat secondary was able to stop the Flyers on downs at our 20. A penalty and a sack had us pinned back at our 8 yard line when the game changed. Barros took a simple hand off and busted outside on 3rd & 22. He picked up blocks from Jackson Mcmillian and Andrew Possi before running over the Flyer safety in route to 92 yard touchdown run. The extra point was blocked but this play gave us a 20-8 halftime lead.
The Flyer were able to mount two drives into our territory late in the second period but both were foiled. One time it was Barros knifing into the backfield to record a tackle for loss on 4th down and another they ran out of time.
The second half started just as the first ended with Framingham controlling play but unable to find the end zone. The problem was field position and we had none of it. This led to a safety when our punt snap sailed over the punters head. Now with the score 20-10, Framingham had life and the ball.
Luke Botsford changed that momentum quickly after the safety, when he intercepted a defected pass and raced 57 yards to the end zone. It was now 26-10!
In the 4th quarter, Framingham clawed their way back into the game. The Wildcats game up some big pass plays and an onside kick to make it interesting. The Flyers had cut the lead to 26-22. With over 5 minutes left in the 4th the offense went to a time eating and clinching drive that was punctuated when Barros crashed in with his 2nd touchdown.
The final was 33-22 and the Cats improve to 2-0 on the young season. Next up, Bay State rival Walpole on September 27th, 4pm in the Cage.
Wildcats Outlast Bishop Feehan in Season Opener
9/6/2019 - The Wildcats opened the 2019 season Friday with a huge non-conference win over Bishop Feehan, 17-7. It was a back and forth game in which both defenses carried the night.
Feehan struck first on their fifth play from scrimmage when they connected on a 59 yard halfback pass. It was a well designed play and after the conversion kick they lead 7-0 baring two minutes into the game.
The remainder of the first quarter and most of the game featured the defenses. The Wildcat defense was outstanding setting the Cats up with excellent field position several times. Liam Regan's interception and return to the Shamrocks 14 yard line put us in business. But the drive ended when our 4th and 1 rush was ruled short.
Early in the second quarter, we again looked headed to glory but after a failed run and a sack the Wildcats were faced with 3rd & Goal from the 19. Sophomore Quarterback Chase Vaughan found Luke Botsford behind the defense on a beautiful pass and catch for the touchdown. Senior kicker Max Winkler nailed the PAT and we were tied at 7-7.
We opened the third quarter with a nice 6-play drive into the Feehan territory. Faced with a 4th & 5, from the 23 yard line the Wildcats sent in Winkler to attempt a 35 yard field goal. Max nailed it and the Cats moved ahead 10-7. The Shamrocks responded driving to our 10 yard line. We were able to force a field goal try but a bad snap forced the desperate throw which was caught, however senior Teddy Tobin tackled the receiver short of the first down and we took over at our 6 yard line.
We moved the ball slowly away from our goal line, but eventually had to punt which Feehan advanced to our 40. The Shamrocks took over with prime field position as the game moved into the 4th quarter but our defense forced three incomplete passes and they punted. Botsford collected the punt and shook one man and got a couple of nice blocks. He was pushed out of bounds at our 43 yard line but we had flipped the field.
The offense behind solid blocking from Kevin Swanton, Rob Ricciardi, Tony Lorizio, Isaiah Hassell, Bryce Stovell and tight end Nathan Fraser moved the ball well on an 11 play drive. Running backs John Barros and Alex Perez carried the load. Barros finished the drive with a two-yard plunge to extend the lead to 17-7 with only 2:20 remaining.
Senior Andrew Possi, our standout shortstop, then intercepted a line drive up the middle on Feehan's first play from scrimmage to close the game.
The Wildcats play at Framingham 4pm Friday. The Junior Varsity and Freshman are home on Saturday.