Huron Valley Milford played party crashers at Howell’s homecoming and picked up a decisive 42-7 victory over the Highlanders on Friday, Sept. 30.
Milford (4-2 overall, 2-2 in the Kensington Lakes Activities Association West Division) had previously lost four straight games to the Highlanders.
Brandon Wallace led the Mavericks with 138 yards rushing and 3 touchdowns, while quarterback Alex Larson threw for 145 yards and a touchdown in addition to rushing for 66 yards.
Milford’s defense stepped up and forced and recovered seven Howell fumbles on the night. The Highlanders fell to 2-4 and 1-3 in the KLAA West.
Milford will next host Pinckney on Friday, Oct. 7. The Pirates are coming off a 9-7 upset win over Grand Blanc, handing the first-place Bobcats their first KLAA West loss.
West Bloomfield lost a 10-7 halftime lead and fell, 27-17, to Troy Athens on the road on Thursday, Sept. 30.
“I was proud of the way my boys fought and how they played, but moral victories don’t show up in the win and loss columns,” said West Bloomfield Head Coach Ron Bellamy. “We had big production from CJ Brathwaite, Matthew Farrow and Jalen Campbell.”
West Bloomfield (2-4 overall, 2-3 in the Oakland Activities Association Red Division) will next play at Rochester on Thursday, Oct. 6.
Athens is 5-1 overall and 4-1 in the OAA Red Division.