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Three Milford alums, Ray Cruz from Jonathan Law and Foran High’s Sam Olsson and Josh Mixie, are members of the Western New England University football team that defeated Salve Regina, 28-21, to win the New England Football Conference Championship (NEFC) title and advance to the NCAA Division III national tournament this coming weekend versus John Hopkins.

This is the second time that the Golden Bears (10-0) have qualified for Nationals.

Cruz, a junior defensive linemen played in five games before being injured and didn’t dress for the game with Salve.

Olsson (left) is a sophomore defensive back, who has played in all 10 games with an interception for a touchdown.

Mixie is a freshman defensive back.