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Pendleton leads No. 1 Milford to road win in top-5 showdown

By Travis M. Smith | KBEC Sports

Ricky Pendleton and the top-ranked Milford offense outlasted No. 4 Oakwood in a barn-burner Friday night. 

The Bulldogs carried a 60-24 lead into the halftime locker room but were outscored in the second half (30-16) of their 76-54 road win. 

Pendleton accounted for 450 of the Bulldogs 585 total yards (76.9%) in the win. The senior completed 6-of-his-9 passes for 253 yards and four touchdowns, while also adding nine carries for 197 yards and three scores. He also had 110 yards in kick returns, posting a long of 65 yards 

Damyan Woodward pulled in two of those Pendleton passes on receptions of 70 and 60 yards, respectively. Jasean Brooks (2-57), Jaylon Davis (2-30) and Tyvon Gates (1-65) all caught one touchdown pass, each. 

Gates (5-67), Woodward (2-23) and Brooks (1-5) also scored rushing touchdowns. 

Brooks led the Bulldogs defensive efforts with a game-high 16 tackles, while Woodward and Ka’charo Cook each had 12 total tackles and Pendleton recorded 12. 

The No. 1 Milford Bulldogs will face Lone Star North, out of Gainsville, at 7 p.m. Friday.

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Travis M. Smith, @Travis5mith

tsmith@kbec.com

About Travis M. Smith

Travis M. Smith serves as the digital sports director for KBEC Sports. He is the former managing editor of the Waxahachie Daily Light, Midlothian Mirror and Glen Rose Reporter.

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