It was a dogfight for three quarters as Milford (3-2) gave the #1 ranked Division II team in Ohio the battle of their life, but 21 unanswered, fourth-quarter points allowed Turpin (5-0) to remain un beaten. The Spartans showed their explosiveness with five touchdowns in the game's final 19 minutes.
There wasn't much to fault on the Turpin offense as the racked up 560 yards of total offense. Quarterback Eric Martin went 22-of-30 for 262 yards and four touchdown passes. He now has 19 touchdown passes and no interceptions on the season. Three of those scoring strikes went to Shade Whitfield, who caught seven passes for 120 yards. He has been the beneficiary of 11 of Martin's touchdown tosses. Classmate Mike Millikn hauled in 11 balls for 94 yards and the other score.
Will Stocker was solid for the Spartans running attack as he racked up 240 yards and three touchdowns on the ground. It marked the fourth time in five weeks he has gone for more at least 155 yards.
Milford running back Nathan Termuhlen did his part in keeping his team close finding the end zone for a third time just 30 seconds into the third quarter giving him 19 touchdowns in 2010. The senior finished with 105 yards on the night the fifth time he has gone over the century mark this year. That gave the Eagles a 28-20 lead then the Turpin offense took control.
Turpin will travel to West Carrollton (1-4) to face the Pirates who picked up their first win Friday night. Milford begins FAVC Buckeye play on the road at Glen Este (2-3).