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JH Dragons blank Milford

The West Union Junior High football team blanked Milford, 30-0, in their second game of their season, dominating throughout.

The Dragons focused on their rushing attack, which Milford had plenty of issues stopping in the first half.

“We did a lot of rushing,” West Union head coach Wade Saunders said. “We didn’t have much of a passing game but our first play was a 95 yard touchdown. We just kept at it over and over.”

Milford, on the other hand, primarily attacked the Dragons with their passing attack, which they found success in gaining yards with, but failed to punch the ball into the end zone.

“They had a lot of passing but didn’t score,” Saunders said. “We gave up yards to them and they came close a few times but we stopped them. They got it to the five yard line once but that was it.”

Saunders credited an experienced defense for the shutout.

“We have a really experienced defense,” Saunders said. “Most of our defense have been playing three years. Most of the eighth graders have a lot more experience than the seventh graders.”

All 30 West Union points were scored in the first half as running backs Dallas Waldron and Mizael Gapi put on a show, breaking multiple big runs.

“Mizael is a beast,” Saunders said. “He’s so exciting to watch.”

While the Dragons failed to score in the second half with a running clock, Saunders said that was mostly based around the substitutions and efforts to get everyone playing time.

“They didn’t shut us down, but they gave our offense a lot more in the second half,” Saunders said. “We subbed in and out a lot. We wanted to give subs as much time as possible and an ample amount of time to play. This was exciting though. I think this will give us momentum for the rest of the season.”

The next outing for the junior high team will be Saturday, Sept. 5, at noon at Eastern Brown.

Reach Charles Grove at 937-544-2391 or

The West Union defense lining up against Milford during their shutout victory. West Union defense lining up against Milford during their shutout victory. Courtesy photo

By Charles Grove

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