“There is something between them and it is more than them just playing catch,” Schwartz said. “Josh is the heart and soul of the team and he is just one of those players that has that talent that you just can’t coach, it is already there.”
The Bearcats and Ottawa Marquette will start play at 7 p.m.
IHSA Class 1A Playoffs Milford/Cissna Park Bearcats vs. Ottawa Marquette Academy Crusaders When -- 7 p.m. tonight Where -- Gould Stadium, Ottawa Records -- Milford/Cissna Park 5-4 overall; Ottawa Marquette 9-0. Rankings -- Ottawa Marquette is No. 7 in the final Associated Press Class 1A Poll, Milford/Cissna Park is unrated. Last meeting -- first meeting ever. Last week's results -- Milford/Cissna Park defeated Hoopeston Area 56-6; Ottawa Marquette beat Alden-Hebron 47-7. Next week's game -- winner advances to a second-round contest against the winner of the game between Chicago Hope Academy Statistical leaders Rushing -- Milford/Cissna Park: Devon Laubscher 118 carries, 851 yards, 14 touchdowns; Jacob Marquez 118-693, 6 TDs; Josh Marquez 33-329, 4 TDs. Passing -- Milford/Cissna Park: Jacob Marquez 50 completions, 106 attempts, 4 interceptions, 905 yards, 10 touchdowns. Receiving -- Milford/Cissna Park: Josh Marquez 22 receptions, 397 yards, 5 touchdowns; Jake Rogers 10-245, 2 TDs; Tyson Rogers 15-228, 3 TDs. Tackles -- Milford/Cissna Park: Jake Rogers 97, Matt Birr 69, Josh Marquez 64, Corwin Allen 54, Jake Montgomery 51, Ben Jennings 36.