Timberlane 13, Milford 10

A strong defensive performance and a 160-yard rushing peformance from Dominic Pallaria helped top-seeded Timberlane complete an undefeated season by beating third-seeded Milford 13-10 at Pinkerton Academy.
Timberlane (12-0) held Milford to five first downs in the win.  Pallaria’s 160-yard rushing effort came on 28 carries and included a 51-yard TD run.

The Owls also received two field goals from Harrison Bloom (36, 21).

The Owls struck first on Pallaria’s TD run. Milford answered with Colin Gregg’s 36-yard field goal, but Timberlane extended the lead to 10-3 when Bloom kicked the first of his two field goals.

The Milford offense was limited to four plays from scrimmage in the third quarter, and Timberlane took a 13-3 lead early in the fourth on Bloom’s 21-yard field goal.

Milford (8-3) responded with an 11-play, 61-yard scoring drive capped by a Caden Zalenski 7-yard run with 3:33 remaining.

Timberlane prevailed even though it was without running back Dan Post (ACL).

The victory gave Timberlane its first championship since 2001, when it beat Bishop Guertin in the Division II championship game.

Timberlane 13, Milford 10

Milford (8-3): 0 3 0 7 — 10
Timberlane (12-0): 0 10 3 0 — 13

First Quarter

No Scoring

Second Quarter

TIM — Dom Pallaria 51 run (Harrison Bloom kick), 11:15
MIL — Colin Gregg 31 FG, 4:02
TIM — Harrison Bloom 36 FG, 0:01

Third Quarter

TIM — Bloom 21 FG, 8:53

Fourth Quarter

MIL — Caden Zalenski 7 run, 3:33


RUSHING: TIM (43-239) — Dominic Pallaria 28-166, Ethan Stewart 2-5, Eddie DiGiulio 4-13, Gary Shivell 9-55; MIL (20-73) — Cade Cloutier 3-5, Caden Zalenski 6-32, Logan Barnhill 4-4, Chuck Urda 6-31, Chris Cotsifas 1-1.
PASSING: TIM — Gary Shivell 3-6-0, 22; MIL — Chuck Uda 7-11-0, 99.

RECEIVING: TIM — Matt Williams 1-6, Ethan Stewart 1-11, Pallaria 1-5; MIL — Barnhill 1-43, Cade Cloutier 1-13, Trice Cote 4-36, Zalenski 1-7.


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