West Clermont makes playoffs in first year by rallying past Milford

Wolves also win one-third share of ECC title

MILFORD, Ohio - No matter what happens after this, you'd have to consider West Clermont's first football season a rousing success.

The Wolves (7-3) not only earned a third of a conference title, they made the Division I playoffs.

West Clermont rallied past Milford, 35-28, on Friday as both teams tied Anderson for the Eastern Cincinnati Conference title with with 6-1 records.

The Eagles led 14-0 early, but West Clermont, born of a merger of Glen Este and Amelia, rallied for three straight scores to take the lead, 21-14.

Milford (8-2) re-tied it with a second left in the half on Cameron Kells’ 24-yard TD reception.

Neither team scored in the third quarter, and Austin Maham caught an 8-yard touchdown to put West Clermont ahead with 10:46 left in regulation.

The Eagles made it 28-28 just 19 seconds later on a 64-yard catch by Jake Ayler.

But Jacob Kilgore ran in a 4-yard score with 3:14 to play and the Wolves held on.

Maham rushed for 207 yards, and West Clermont finished with 367 ground yards total.

Both teams advance to the Division I playoffs next Friday. According to WCPO projections, West Clermont will be the No. 6 seed and travel to No. 3 Mason, and Milford will be No. 5 and play at No. 4 Sycamore.