Milford High soccer team shoots for unbeaten season to continue

MILFORD — Luke Bogan and Luke Sollie each scored in the first half as Milford High defeated Sussex Central High 3-0 Monday night to capture the first Henlopen Conference Northern Division championship in school history.

Milford finished the regular season unbeaten at 11-0-1 and 6-0-1 in the Henlopen North.

Milford’s only tie was a 1-1 match against Caesar Rodney.

The Buccaneers earned the North title thanks to a tiebreaker against Caesar Rodney High (also 6-0-1 in the North), via a better record over common opponents as Milford defeated Indian River during the year while CR lost to Indian River.

The last time Milford won a Henlopen Conference championship was 1989 back when there was only one winner in the conference. The conference began declaring North and South champions in 1992.

Milford will play Indian River, this year’s Henlopen South winner, in the Henlopen Conference championship on Monday, Nov. 30 at DE Turf (7 p.m.). Tickets will be $5 — only two tickets per player and coach will be admitted.

All COVID-19 protocols must be followed.

Bogan scored off an assist from Thompson Burke in the 14th minute before Sollie doubled the lead in the 31st minute. The Buccaneers added an insurance goal in the second half on an own goal.

The Buccaneers have outscored opponents, 40-5, and have posted seven shutouts.

The photos shown here were taken in the Bucs’ 2-0 win at Dover on Nov, 20 by Marc Clery of the Delaware State News.