On Thursday, September 19, the Milken community gathered at Birmingham High School’s football stadium for the yearly festivities of the Homecoming football game. Milken students arrived excited for the carnival, and full of spirit, ready to cheer on their team against the Lighthouse Christian Saints. Overall, Milken had a dominant performance winning 71-34 to stay undefeated.
The Milken football team was 2-0 entering the night, and they hoped to continue this winning streak against their opponents, the Saints. Milken elected to receive the ball first and instantly came out strong. On their first play, Daniel Weisenberg ‘21 ran the ball 60 yards for the first score of the game. This was one of the four touchdowns that Weisenberg scored in his dominant outing. Weisenberg said, “It was a great feeling to be able to play like this in front of the whole school.”
From this moment the Wildcats took off with touchdowns from Zech Humphries ‘20 and Jake Thomas ‘21. Humphries finished the game with three touchdowns and led the team in rushing. The score was 21-0 when the Wildcats pressed the Saints against their own goal line, and Sammy Goldman ‘20 had the play of the night. He ripped the ball straight out of the opposing team’s hands, falling into the end zone for a touchdown.
The first half ended with a 35-0 lead for the Milken Wildcats. Milken, as a whole, was feeling confident at this point with their large lead, but the Saints answered back with 2 touchdowns to start the half. The Wildcats quickly responded back with touchdowns of their own from Weisenberg and Humphries to push the lead back to five touchdowns. Adam Binder ‘21 added some support on the ground with his running attack gaining 40 yards.After the game Binder said, “This was my first homecoming on the field, and it was awesome that I was able to help the team.” Jeremy Goldenstein ‘20 led the line on both sides of the ball, protecting the quarterback, and putting pressure on the Saints.
The second half was much less lopsided than the first, but ultimately the Milken Wildcats came out on top with a dominant 71-34 victory. Captains Goldenstein, Humphries, and Goldman alongside Coach Turner, were able to lead their team to victory and put on a great show for the fans.