Milton waits until late to pull away from Monroe

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Eric Schmoldt
September 12, 2015

Milton closed out its Badger South football game against Monroe Friday night in style.

After holding a slim lead the entire game, the Red Hawks scored twice in the fourth quarter—including once on the final play—on the way to a 20-6 home victory over Monroe.

Isaac Phillips connected with tight end Patrick O'Leary for a 33-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter, and that 7-0 lead held up into the third.

There, Monroe got back within a point on Tyler Elmer's 3-yard run.

Milton finished with just 173 yards of total offense but found a way to move to 2-0 in league play. Billy Pitzner scored from three yards out, and Dylan Swerig's kick made it 14-6.

Monroe had one last-ditch effort, but Andrew Hermanson picked off a pass and returned it 30 yards for a touchdown as time expired.

Milton plays at rival Fort Atkinson next Friday.


Milton 7 0 0 13—20

Monroe 0 0 6 0—6

Scoring: Mil—Patrick O'Leary 33 pass from Isaac Phillips (Dylan Swerig kick). Mon—Tyler Elmer 3 run (kick failed). Mil—Billy Pitzner 3 run (Swerig kick). Mil—Andrew Hermanson 30 interception return (no PAT, end of game).

Statistics: First downs—Mil 11, Mon 11. Rushing—Mil 31-81, Mon 45-132. Yards passing—Mil 92, Mon 68. Passes—Mil 17-8-2, Mon 16-9-1. Fumbles—Mil 0-0, Mon 0-0.

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