Submitted · October 14, 2016
Milford Honors Past Champs During Homecoming
Milford High School will recognize the 1986 and 2006 Super Bowl Championship teams this Saturday as part of a daylong celebration during Homecoming.
The captains of two title teams will join the current MHS captains for the pregame coin toss and both squads' accomplishments will be recognized during halftime of Milford's 2 p.m. game against Sharon, according to MHS Athletic Director Peter Boucher.
"What we are trying to do is celebrate our past success and bridge the gap to where we think we are going right now," Boucher said. "We want the past, the present, and the future in Milford all on the same page, so to honor the 1986 and 2006 teams this year is a great idea."
Milford High won the 1986 Super Bowl under the late Dennis Breen, one of three championships Breen guided the Scarlet Hawks to during the 1980s. John Dagnese, an assistant under Breen in 1986, was head coach when Milford captured a championship in 2006.
After the game, the Milford High Boosters' Club will host an Oktoberfest and beanbag toss tournament at Fino Field, beginning at 5 p.m. The timing is designed to give Milford fans a full day of activity, Boucher said.
The money raised by the Boosters on Saturday will continue to support a wide range of benefits for MHS student athletes. Club present Joe Arcudi told the Crier last month game film technology, varsity pins and letters, concession stand items, and the annual summer leadership conference for MHS varsity captains are all aided by the Boosters.
As for the game itself, the 2016 Scarlet Hawks bring a 3-2 record into Saturday's showdown with an improved Sharon team.
"It's a big game for us against Sharon," MHS head coach Joe Todd said. "Any time you play on Homecoming, it always adds some excitement."
"I think it's going to be a great game," Boucher added. "I think Sharon is a markedly better football team. They were good last year and they beat Foxboro this year. I think people are going to be surprised at what a good game it's going to be."