Last season, the Exeter-Milligan football team started the year 6-0 before falling to Giltner 58-28. This season, the Timberwolves are in a similar position with another 6-0 start. But this time, there is no Giltner standing in the way of a perfect regular season.
Exeter-Milligan is coming of its two toughest tests of the year — tests that the Timberwolves passed. E-M defeated Lourdes Central Catholic 32-10 on Sept. 28, and beat Freeman on its home field 26-7 last week — two teams that are a combined 9-3 now. With two weeks left in the regular season, the Timberwolves — ranked No. 4 in Class D-1 — are in position to win their district title.
Exeter-Milligan coach Dean Filipi said it’s his team’s goal every year to win the district. But with two more district games remaining, Filipi is focused on making sure his team doesn’t overlook anybody.
“That’s always a tough one with young adults,” Filipi said. “You talk about it a lot and hope they understand and buy into what you’re doing. You go out there and take it one game at a time.”