There was some thought that Milan may be looking at somewhat of a rebuilding season after losing so much talent of last season’s team. The Wildcats came out against Princeton and showed they were having none of that as they took care of the Tigers 34-7.

Milan used their running attack just like they like to do only putting the ball in the air two times. Aaron Richardson had a big game with over 200 yards rushing and four touchdowns. Milan will try and do the same type of thing this week against Albany.

“We can be a balanced team if we want. We like to run the ball, but if we have to pass we can do that. We worked a lot to the right against Princeton, but that’s not something we always do. If like to take what the other team is giving us,” said Milan head coach John Dabney.

Albany runs a very similar system to Princeton, which ran mostly out of the spread and worked in the running game when the Wildcats may not have been looking for it.

“It helps that they run a similar system. It allows us add to our packages and we don’t have to change what we do, also it will allow us to dial up some pressure when we need to,” said Dabney.

Albany lost to Putnam County last week, but Dabney isn’t looking past the Warriors.

“They are a year older than last season and our in the second year of a new system. They are very athletic and have some tremendous running backs,” said Dabney.

The Warriors run a dual quarterback system and have one that is better at running and one who is a better passer.

“We have to be responsible. We can’t get caught looking for the pass and have them try and sneak the run by us,” said Dabney.

Dabney and his staff weren’t completely happy with the performance of their linebackers in Week 1, and he expects them to come out and have a better game.

“They should come out and play with a chip on their shoulder, if nothing else they should just want to show the coaches what they can do,” said Dabney.

The schedule makers had a little fun putting together this season’s schedule. Last week Milan’s archrival Putnam County took on and beat Albany, while Milan handled Princeton. This week the two teams switch opponents, and for the Wildcats they hope the results remain the same.