Niles West holds off Niles North

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The star

Niles West receiver Andrew Milhulet hauled in eight receptions for 87 yards, including a 9-yard touchdown catch that gave the Wolves a 30-21 lead with 9:28 left in the game.

The moment

Andrew Milhulet’s 9-yard touchdown reception with 9:28 left in the game held off a Niles North comeback and sealed the victory for Niles West. The Vikings had previously scored 21 straight points before Mihulet’s score.

The quote

“We felt a little nervous. Things get shaky when you give up a big lead like that. That said, we were still pretty confident we’d win the game.” — Milhulet

The breakdown

Niles West jumped out to a 23-0 lead behind three first-quarter touchdowns from Jake Glotzer and a safety against the Vikings. Niles North quarterback Billy Voitek (16-for-27, 189 yards, 2 touchdowns) completed a comeback for the Vikings with a 10-yard touchdown pass to JJ Myles that cut the Niles West lead to 23-21 in the third quarter before Milhulet’s fourth-quarter touchdown reception nailed down the win.

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