This Week in Milford

September 11, 2019

Sealing The Deal

Filed under: actual action, football, Marty Moon — nedryerson @ 3:12 am


Chris Schuring deep to Hiawatha James…Milford takes the lead! I guess Gil couldn’t wait to see what strong armed QB Chris Schuring could do, so he gambled on the low percentage play on 3rd and 1. Schuring found Hiawatha James for a touchdown and the gamble paid off.

It seems like Hiawatha’s been around awhile, but as far as I can tell, our first look at him was just last spring when he was named catcher for the baseball team. We know he played defensive back last year. Gil named him as defensive back this year, but lo and behold, he’s making plays on both sides of the ball. I guess his name is so memorable, it seems like we’ve been seeing it for years.

So the dramatic cliffhanger today is hinging on what Charlie Roh does with the ball this time after fumbling the last time we saw him. If he coughs up another ball, will his reputation as Charlie “Ruh” Roh become legend? Will Stepdad Chet have to engineer some kind of shady school transfer because Charlie can’t show his face at Milford High anymore? Or will he succeed and get the job done, and if so, will Chet continue to bellyache because Charlie is only used for mop up?

Stay tuned sports fans.




  1. Ruh is having a bad night so far so why give him the ball? Gil is gonna outcoach himself outta a win with all these risky plays.

    Comment by franku2016 — September 11, 2019 @ 6:25 am

  2. As of today’s color version, teh Mudlarks are All-White. Charlie has gone with the flow.
    Is the last panel football or buckbuck?

    Comment by Downpuppy (@Downpuppy) — September 11, 2019 @ 6:30 am

  3. I hope Roh picks up the first down but Gil goes full-on Kevin Steele, gives Roh another carry, Roh fumbles and Oakwood recovers and scores, converts the 2 point conversion and wins. But only after the first down, so we can blame Gil entirely.

    Comment by billytheskink — September 11, 2019 @ 7:59 am

  4. After the first down Gil will not go into victory formation and take a knee. He will go into the Joe Pisarcik formation and lose the game. Let the vandalism of the Thorp estate begin!

    Comment by Jive Turkey — September 11, 2019 @ 8:26 am

  5. Correct. After the first down, Gil will try another handoff, and the RB will fumble it, like Larry Csonka did at the end of the ‘78 Eagles-Giants game, allowing the Eagles to recover the fumble and run it in FTW

    Comment by franku2016 — September 11, 2019 @ 10:48 am

  6. If Charlie Roh (I can’t help thinking of Michelle Forbes, “Ensign Ro” on Star Trek TNG) makes the first down, Mfnrd has four downs to fall on the ball. The kettledrums will pound, the cannon will blast confetti high over the field, and the fishermen and their wives will dance in the courtyard.

    But this would shut Chet Ballard up, and that is clearly where this plot is not going. Hence, Charlie will either a) fumble, b) get spun around like Roy Riegels and run the wrong way, c) lose his temper over a bad call and trash the line judge, resulting in a fifteen yard penalty and loss of down, or d) other bad outcomes I haven’t thought of. Regardless of which develops, Chet will make an ass of himself, further embarrassing Charlie, while Gil will ignore the controversy, too busy planning the return of either the single wing or the short punt. In football as in pitching, it doesn’t matter much what you do as long as it’s not what the opponent expects.

    Comment by vaganova — September 11, 2019 @ 2:41 pm

  7. Using a fumble happy sophomore as a short yardage back has to be one of Gil’s worst ideas since foisting Clambake off on his baseball team when he knew Clambake was an f’ing fraud!!

    Comment by timbuys — September 11, 2019 @ 6:26 pm

  8. Franku, You are referring, of course, to Miracle at the Meadowlands.
    I thought what was funny, I think Pat Summerall and MAYBE Tom Brookshier were calling the game, but anyway, ol’ Pat is signing off with the CBS logo and final score flashing on the screen when the quarterback should have taken a knee but instead hands off to a surprised Larry Csonka. The ball takes a convenient bounce into the hands of a pleasantly surprised Philadelphia Eagle who had speed, something that just helped the Eagle race to the end zone(in other words, a lumbering nose tackle with the ball might have been flagged down, saving the Giants from a HUGE gaffe, ill-advised as it was).
    The Giants offensive coordinator was fired the next day. That guy has not coached another game at ANY level and, in fact, has NEVER watched another game. He owns a small business down off the Gulf of Mexico in Florida and when anybody asks about the game, he changes the subject. Can’t say I blame him.
    And I’m sure everyone would agree, like Yogi Berry famously uttered “It ain’t over ’til it’s over”.

    Comment by tdrewhardin — September 11, 2019 @ 9:05 pm

  9. Tdrew…yep, that’s it and I always wondered what happened to the OC after he was canned, just like I wonder what happened to the Houston Oilers DC who was calling the defense when Buffalo came back from a 35-3 halftime deficit to beat Houston in a playoff game. He was booted even before he left the locker room, I think.

    Comment by franku2016 — September 12, 2019 @ 9:29 am

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