This year marks the 41st annual Milk Can Game, and has been played every year since the second year of Voorhees football in 1975 when the game was played as a JV season with no seniors. That is the year that North Hunterdon won a state championship. The first Milk Can game was played in 1976. The record stands at 27-12-1 in favor of North Hunterdon. North Hunterdon beat the Vikings in 2015 and kept the Milk Can at their school. A victory over Voorhees will make it five in a row.
Logan has played all four years on the football team as well as three years on the Boys Lacrosse team. He currently has a GPA of 3.96 and is a 5 Celebrating America’s Great High School Rivalries member of the National Honor Society and Peer leadership. Outside of School, he is a Boy Scout and working towards the rank of Eagle Scout. He plans to attend Virginia Tech next year and major in history. He also plans to enroll in the Army ROTC program at Virginia Tech as a member of the Corp of Cadets. Logan hopes to major in history and political science.
William “Billy” McDonald is a 2-year varsity letter winner on the football team and a 2-year varsity letter winner in lacrosse. Last year Billy was a Mid-State 38 Raritan Division All-Conference 1st Team Selection as a wide receiver. He was also selected as a first-team All-County receiver. Last year Billy had 20 catches for 403 yards and 5 touchdowns. On defense, he amassed 38 tackles, 3 interceptions, and 2 fumble recoveries from his safety position. Billy has a 3.51GPA and plans on continuing his education and his football career in college.
In the middle of the 1990 season, Marc Cahill cemented himself in Milk Can lore with a four-touchdown performance for the ages. That year, an 0-4 Voorhees team traveled to North Hunterdon for the annual Milk Can Game without having won it since the 1982. Not only had Voorhees not seen the Can in eight years, but the football program was suffering through a 15-game losing streak that spanned three seasons. However, on that night, Marc Cahill changed everything. Marc had 16 carries for 214 yards and three rushing touchdowns, including a 60-yarder in the third quarter. He also had a 35-yard interception return for a touchdown in third quarter to go along with his ten tackles. His extraordinary effort continued on special teams as he recorded a then school record punt of 61 yards. Voorhees won the Milk Can Game 27-0, recording the first shutout in series history and setting Voorhees Football on a path toward its most successful era in program history.
There were many standouts in the annual rivalry football game between North Hunterdon High School and sister-school Voorhees High School in the annual “Milk Can Game”, But one guys stands out for the Lions of North Hunterdon above some great other players. Halfback Chris Loftus made it the Milk Can Game his playground, scoring 5 touchdowns as a junior in the game as the Lions bounced back from a thrashing the year before by a State Championship Viking team of Voorhees and defeated the Vikings in a 46-23 win in 1996. His senior year he did it even better in a wild 41-40 North win by again scoring five touchdowns, the last was a 59-yard incredible run with just 1:09 left in the game for that wild win. In that game he also set a North Hunterdon single-game rushing record with 30 carries for 304 yards, a record that still lasts today. In his career he racked up 10 touchdowns and near 500 yards in rushing in just the two Milk Can Games. He was also back to back Milk Can MVP. Certainly one guy that took the rivalry seriously. He finished his senior season with school records at that time in total yards in a game, in a season and had a career record at that time of 29 touchdowns. Loftus went on to play three seasons at James Madison University. He received a degree in business for JMU, and then got his MBA from Georgetown University and now works as a Vice President in Solutions Consulting at Primatics Financial in the Washington, D.C. area.