Huron Valley Milford put on a clinic for its home fans in a 42-14 victory over Wayne Memorial on Thursday, Sept. 1.
The win marked Milford Head Coach Pat Fox’s first home game in three years after resigning as head coach in 2007.
“We felt our defensive line played well and our defensive tackles, Kyle Coggins and Derrick Newman, both played well and we got great play from our secondary,” Fox said.
Milford (2-0) led 21-0 in the second quarter before Wayne Memorial returned an interception inside the Milford 10-yard line and scored to pull within 14 at halftime.
However, that was as close as the Zebras (0-2) would come, as the Mavs scored on their first two drives in the third quarter to take a commanding lead.
The Zebras have now lost 14 straight games dating back to 2009, including a winless season last year.
Milford quarterback Alex Larson completed 8-of-14 passes on the evening for 164 yards and two touchdowns, connecting with Christopher Orr and Colin Granroth.
Brandon Wallace also continued his strong play as he rushed for 147 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries.
The Milford defense garnered 4 interceptions, including a 28-yard interception return for a touchdown by senior Michael Pobur.
Fox said he was also pleased with the kicking of Dylan Polcyn, who was a perfect 6-for-6 on extra points after struggling the previous week against Waterford Mott.
The Mavericks are off to a 2-0 start for the seventh consecutive year, but are now preparing to start their division schedule in the Kensington Lakes Activities Association (KLAA) West Division, which includes the likes of Howell, Brighton, Grand Blanc and Hartland.
The Mavs were 1-4 in KLAA West Division play in 2009 before improving to 3-2 last season.
“It’s going to be a five-week battle. I think a lot of teams (in the division) are bunched athletically,” Fox said.
Milford’s first KLAA West test comes on the road on Friday, Sept. 9 at Grand Blanc, before the Mavs come home for matchups against Hartland (Sept. 16) and Brighton (Sept. 23) and playing at defending division champion Howell (Sept. 30).
The Mavs defeated Grand Blanc, 42-35, in an offense-laden game last season.