The future of the Milford High School football program is very bright indeed.
A conference change helped, but the Fort Ancient Valley Conference was discovered to be very tough, too.
Two of the major reasons for the change in expectations and attitude and excitement in the Milford football program was a dedicated, vibrant, caring, and intelligent coaching staff and the belief of the players in their coaches and the certain future success of the program.
“I have a lot of respect for this class. They went through a lot in their four years, but this year’s senior group was especially dedicated,” said Pat Fagan, who was the Eagles’ head coach for the first time this past season.
Fagan singled out a few of his premier seniors.
"Derek Termuhlen began the season at quarterback and got hurt and came back and contributed in any way he could. He went above and beyond.
"Alex Gulick was a 1,000-yard rusher. He was a coach on the field. He is close to being his class' valedictorian.
"Cory Hasting was a defensive back and played some fullback. He was our most vocal senior leader.
"Brendan Lawson was a free safety and our most outstanding defensive back
"Cody Douglass was injured in the third game of the season, but was always there to help out.
"James Perry played four years on the offensive line and he brought us a lot of leadership and experience having been a three-year starter.
"I am very proud of this group. Having gone through what they did in their careers, they have really helped in getting this program started turning around," Fagan said.