Football Spartans Clip Eagles’ Wings

Posted on: September 8, 2020

The season home opener found the Milford Eagles soaring into Spartan Stadium with optimism on Friday night. Seven Spartan touchdowns later, the Eagles crash landed back onto the endangered species list, as your Turpin Spartans improved to 2-0 with a 49-14 declawing of the Eagles.


The Spartan offense continued humming on all cylinders with multiple receivers again catching touchdown passes. Senior Alex “The Animal” Steele commenced the scoring by snagging a quick Will Schulok slant and scampering 35 yards for his first varsity touchdown. Logan Hurley and Kaidan Naughton each also pulled down touchdown receptions, while Naughton also rushed for a hat trick of touchdowns behind knockdown champ Max Kline and the rest of the Spartan offensive line. 


When an offense pushes 50 points, it is easy to overlook an equally dominant defensive performance, but the Spartan shields and armor have definitely proven difficult to pierce this season. Through 3 quarters Friday, Milford had no points and only 127 yards of total offense. The Spartan defense caused 4 Milford turnovers, including a pair of interceptions by juniors Drew Covington and Ryan McDole. As expected, the Spartan JV defense took over in the 4th quarter, and unfortunately, Milford punched in two garbage time touchdowns to erase a second straight shutout. 


McCullough’s 2 Minute Drill:

What were your 2-3 most positive takeaways this week?

Coach McCullough: “I was very happy with the way we eliminated the penalties from last week. We played a pretty clean game and attack Milford from the start. All three phases chipped in for the victory. Offense started fast and kept attacking Milford. The defense created takeaways with interceptions and fumbles which gave the offense some short fields to work with and Special teams were special! The kicking game is doing really well with Will Myres launching bombs and Jack Rizzo putting points on the board. All three phases doing their job.”


What is the most important way the Spartans get better for next week?

Coach McCullough: “There are little things we can improve on and we will but our goal right each week is to stayed focused, respect the process of week and have fun on Friday nights!”


The buses will definitely require full tanks of gas this week with the Spartans embarking on a long journey up north to tame the Little Miami Panthers. Make no mistake, the biggest victory so far has been simply making it to Game 2 on the schedule. Keep wearing those masks and maintain your proper social distancing this week so we collectively continue to keep COVID-19 at bay.


Nothing works unless the linemen do, and go Spartans.