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Cats Bounce back with Win over Bedford
The Wildcats headed out of the Bay State Conference and up to Bedford to take on the Buccaneers on a picture-perfect Saturday afternoon and came away with a solid 35-21 victory to run their record to 3-1.
The game certainly didn’t start on a high note. Bedford took the opening kickoff all the way to the Wildcats 5-yard line. Two plays later they punched it in for a 7-0 lead. The Wildcats answered right away with a 10-play 60-yard drive capped by quarterback Chase Vaughn 2-yard TD run. Then the defense put the Wildcats up 14-7 when Amari Marsman picked off a screen pass and rumbled 57 yards for the touchdown. Milton would cross the goal line again before halftime, scoring on a 35-yard run by Alex Perez to go up 21-7.
The Wildcats continued their onslaught with their first series of the 2nd half, with Vaughn scrambling then hitting Cassius Toussaint, who sped for a 61-yard touchdown. Then after the swarming Cats defense forced a three and out by the Buccaneers, Andrew Lynch took the punt 42 yards to the Bedford ten. On the next play Julien Jarvis took the shovel pass from Owen McHugh and took it 10 yards for the touchdown to put Milton up 35-7.
Bedford would score twice in the 4th quarter for the final margin.
Natick Pulls Away in 4th Quarter, 48-26
When the schedule for the Fall-2 season was announced, the Milton-Natick game was certainly one that everyone circled. The two best programs in the Bay State Conference who hadn’t faced each other in a couple of years since they were in separate divisions. Both teams had dismantled their opponents early in the season. There was a playoff-type atmosphere in Natick and the game certainly didn’t disappoint. But the Redhawks had a bit too much for the Wildcats and pulled away late for the 46-28 win, which was much closer than the final score indicated.
Both defenses came to play in the 1st quarter, but Natick broke through first early in the 2nd quarter to take a 7-0 lead. The Wildcats answered back starting with a great kickoff return by Malcolm Samuels. Seven plays later, Chase Vaughn hit Cassius Toussaint in the corner of the end zone for the touchdown. After the extra point by Sam Diani, the score was knotted 7-7. On the ensuing kickoff, Diani drove it off one of up-men for Natick and recovered it at midfield. The next play Vaughn hit Malcolm Samuels on a 52-yard bomb to put the Wildcats up 14-7.
Natick came back to tie the score at 14, but Milton responded when Andrew Lynch fought off a defender and snagged a 60-yard TD pass from Vaughn to make it 20-14. A tough Natick squad responded with 2 touchdowns to take a 28-20 halftime lead.
The 2nd half started great for Milton with an 80-yard 19-play drive finished off with a 3-yard TD run by Vaughn. But Natick shut the Wildcats down the rest of the game to pull out the win.
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