It’s been a tough season for the Milford Bucs football program, but Friday night they began their homecoming weekend with their first victory of 2013, 14-6 over Seaford.
A battle of defenses’; Friday was a low-scoring affair that saw the Bucs enter the break with a slim 6-0 lead.
Early in the second half, Milford’s Matthew Viramontes blocked a Blue Jays punt that appeared to roll out of bounds, hitting the far-side pylon on its way out. The officials at first ruled that the ball had gone out of bounds at the 1-yard line, and awarded Milford the ball on the Seaford goal line. However, after a conference, it was ruled that the ball had hit the pylon before going out of bounds, and the Bucs were awarded a safety.
After their second blocked punt of the game, the Milford went to work. Vance Daniels, who was limited for most of the second half with a knee injury, took the Bucs on his back – scoring on a 21-yard run to give Milford a 2-score lead at 14-0 mid-way through the third quarter.
Early in the fourth quarter, Seaford’s Jakeen Banks connected with wide-out Kadeem Hughes for a 31-yard touchdown to put the Blue Jays on the board.
The Blue Jay defense did their best to keep Seaford in the game – forcing multiple turnover on downs in the fourth but their offense failed to take advantage until very late in the quarter. With the ball just inside the 30-yard line and only one play to go – Milford’s defense was able to knocked down Seaford’s last ditch effort to preserve the win.