Thursday, October 11, 2012

Milan @ Airport

Both teams are coming off of wins. Milan improved to 7-0 on the season with a win over Riverview while Airport (5-2) defeated Jefferson. Airport won last season 48-14.

Milan continued their roll toward a #1 seed in the playoff district last week.

Airport continues to eye a playoff birth but will most likely need a big win over one of two very good opponents to qualify.

Airport has been living on the edge while Milan continues to play very well. Pick: Milan 35 Airport 20


Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, I think there will be a lot of penalties in this game on both sides. Both teams want this win BAD. Hopefully, tempers and emotions will be kept in check and we can all enjoy a really good game. Go Big Reds!

Anonymous said...

Milan will have its way with Airport and the score will not be close by mid. 2nd quarter. Hopefully, Airport shows good character and plays hard to t he end.

Anonymous said...

Why tempers? Not another air Jefferson game. If airport puts together 4 quarters of defense its an interesting game...otherwise it will not be.

Anonymous said...

I think the game is at milan

Anonymous said...

Why tempers? Because these are hormonal teenage boys who have a lot on the line tomorrow night. They are all going to be wound up so tight that tempers can flare up.

BigReds97 said...

Once again Milan played well last week in the rain again, didn't give up a first down to Riverview until 1 minute left before Halftime.
Offense played well, defense did what it has done all season long, I don't expect that to change, that being said this game is big for both teams, Milan playing for a outright League Title and Airport playing to keep their playoff hopes alive.
Milan is at home and will have a big crowd ready to see them get their first outright League Crown in 12 years, I think Milan wants it more and will show it.
Milan: 38 -vs- Airport: 14

Anonymous said...

Thank you to everyone that voted for the game of the week. We blew those Ann Arbor schools out of the water.

Anonymous said...

Airport is going to be ready for Milan. Airport pulls this out only because Milan already knows they are League champs and Airport's gonna sneak up on them. Milan already distracted by winning the league.

Airport 28 Milan 21

Anonymous said...

Chris-Airport only has to win 1 of the next 2 games to qualify for playoffs. Didn't know they had to be 7-2 now to qualify.

Anonymous said...

Airport is gonna have to play its best game of the season to pull off the upset. Milan has been nothing short of dominant this season, its only close game was GI. Going with the heart over the head, Airport 28-27. EM

Huronleaguefootball said...

Nope they only need six. You need to reread that.

Anonymous said...

Really. You all are wrong. The shear drive of Milan that has propelled these incredible athletes to this point. They are tenacious, at times ruthless and never give up. They have endless talent to boot. Watch how far they go. If you have sat on the aluminum you know there is no end to there potential.

Anonymous said...

milan kills airport... not even gonna be close. you get in the playoffs with 6 wins. about 20 teams in the state will get in that are 5-4. Airport will have beaten NOBODY so their playoff points will be very low. They will be on the outside looking in.

Anonymous said...

Milan wins big no can stop dukes at all best player in the HLC with out a dubt

Anonymous said...

I think the game will be closer than everyone thinks. Too much on the line. Milan will probably pull away in the second half. That seems to be the norm.

tom48160 said...

I thought that Milan might not be as motivated last week because only Homecoming was on the line. I'm glad I was wrong. This week, history is on the line. Again, Milan has never won the HL outright since rejoining the league. I'm sure that's been mentioned by coaches and alumns a few times this week.

Don't take us homers' word for how impressive Milan has been this season. Ask a fan of another school that has already played Milan. Ask them what they have seen. No team is unbeatable, but Milan is doing a lot of things well these days.

Anonymous said...

You people are forgetting how BAD airport is. 20 point win minimum.

Anonymous said...

Anyone remember the Milan airport game from 2 years ago? Milan contained Mays. Dunn played well. Young qbs. Airport wins by a missed pat. Too bad someone had to loose that one. Repeat tonight? Have fun boys.

Anonymous said...

Glad to see somebody new up there.
Hopefully it will continue. Nice new school, tons of talent, good coaching. Sounds like a winner to me

BigReds97 said...

41-0 Milan final

Anonymous said...


Anonymous said...

Congrats to Milan. You earned it. Good Luck in the playoffs.

Anonymous said...

Love. Congrats.

tom48160 said...


The Milan High School football team took one more step toward its undefeated regular season Friday night, and it was a forceful one.

The Big Reds jumped out to a three-touchdown lead by halftime and topped Carleton Airport, 41-0.

With the win, Milan takes its first outright Huron League title since joining the league in 2000.

It also improved to 8-0 on the year, and will go for its first undefeated season since 1997 next week at Lincoln.

The Big Reds gained more than 500 yards of offense -- they scored on six of eight drives, with the other two coming at the end of the first and second halves.

They also earned their first shutout of the year on defense. Milan had given up one touchdown in two other wins this year.

“It was a big point of emphasis that when some reserves get in that they hold the rope, they do their job and tonight we got the shutout," Milan coach Jesse Hoskins said.

Milan opened with a 16-play, 80 yard drive that took up more than seven minutes on the clock. It ended with a 13-yard pass from Justin Aceves to Gage Smith.

After the Big Reds defense forced a three-and out, Milan went 58 yards on five yards, capped by a 19-yard Arthur Dukes rushing touchdown.

Milan ran for 172 yards in the first half alone, and Aceves threw for 94 yards.

He finished the game with a season-high 180 yards on 11-for-15 passing with two touchdowns.

“Justin’s been sharp all year," Hoskins said. "He’s a very efficient passer.”

His favorite target was Smith, who caught seven passes for 122 yards and a score.

On the ground, Dukes saw his streak of three straight 200-yard games come to an end, finishing with 115, but only because his teammates stepped up. Robert Kanitz ran for 146 yards and two scores, and Torrin Collier ran for 60 yards.

Aceves said players backing each other up has been the biggest part of Milan's success this season -- their motto is "hold the rope."

“It’s simple," Aceves said. "Hard work, and holding the rope.”

Milan's Charles Duffiney recorded an interception on the third play of the second half, and Milan drove 71 yards for a score -- a 25-yard touchdown pass from Aceves to Devin Miller.

The Big Reds increased their lead late in the third when Kanitz ran the ball in from one yard out, and again on a touchdown from Dylan Brant with seven minutes left.

Milan will go for its unbeaten regular season against one of its classic opponents in Lincoln. The two teams haven't met since 2006, but before that met every year for three decades as Southeastern Conference rivals.

“Lincoln is such a great old school rivalry, and I think the community is going to be very excited about it," Hoskins said.