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Thursday, February 8, 2007

Milford QB Bentley bound

SPORTS

All-State quarterback Bryant Johnson, who directed Milford High to its first Super Bowl title since 1987 this past fall, will sign a letter of intent to attend Division 2 Bentley College.

"Bentley has a very good program, it's local and they play in a very good conference," said Milford High football coach John Dagnese.

With the left-handed throwing Johnson at the controls, the Scarlet Hawks capped an 11-1 season with a 20-0 victory over South Hadley in the Central Mass/Western Mass. Division 1A Super Bowl. The victory avenged Milford's loss to South Hadley in the 2005 Super Bowl -- a game in which Johnson was injured. Johnson threw 19 touchdown passes and rushed for six more scores this past season.

A three-sport standout, the 6-foot-1, 180-pound Johnson is also the starting point guard for the unbeaten Milford High boys' basketball team this winter and will return this spring to anchor the pitching staff for the Scarlet Hawk baseball team.

Bentley, which finished 6-5 in the Northeast-10 Conference last fall, returns senior John White (Archbishop Williams) and junior Henry Morris (Acton-Boxboro) at quarterback.

"[Bentley] really feels that Bryant can come in and challenge for the position, it's a great opportunity," said Dagnese.

Natick High tight end Mike Slattery has also signed with Bentley.
Earlier this week, Milford tailback Brian Flumere committed to Division 1-AA Sacred Heart while Wesleyan in the NESCAC.

-- Craig Larson

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