Milken tackle football team wins first game ever

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Milken's tackle football team won their first game of the season against Westmark, 66-30. Photo by Samantha Simon.

Sam Kaplan

Staff Writer

Milken won their first ever tackle football game in dominant fashion, crushing Westmark by a score of 66-30. Josh Simmons ’12 led the way on offense with five touchdowns, while Gabe Freeman ’13 was incredible on defense, recording three interceptions.

Leading 28-22 with under a minute left in the first half, the Wildcats got a much needed boost when Simmons broke multiple tackles on his way to one of the team’s longest rushing touchdowns of the season. Simmons’s score gave Milken a commanding two-touchdown lead heading into halftime.

The second half was all defense for the Wildcats, as they held Westmark to a mere eight points. The offense, led by Charlie Heller ’12, repeated its explosive offensive first half by scoring 30 points in the second half.

The win marked history for the football team, and they hope to continue their momentum and winning ways.

Simmons was really proud of the team and how they all came together.

“This win was special because it belonged to all of us. Every guy did his job and for the first time, we were playing as a team rather than as individuals. We finally looked like the ‘family’ we call ourselves,” Simmons said.

The Wildcats travel to Bermuda Dunes to take on Desert Christian Academy in their next game on Thursday, October 27.