Week 1 – Niles at Girard
Thursday, August 29, 2013
TIME: 7 p.m.
PLACE: Arrowhead Stadium
LAST 5 MEETINGS
Aug. 23, 2012 – Niles, 34-13
Oct. 7, 2011 – Girard, 31-6
Oct. 8, 2010 – Girard, 28-21
Oct. 2, 2009 – Girard, 54-6
Sept. 26, 2008 – Girard, 28-21 (2 OT)
-The team who has scored 28 points has won the last eight meetings in this rivalry series.
-In the 2012 season opener, Niles jumped out to an early 14-0 lead following Stefan Yuhas' 64-yard touchdown connection with Chris Hillier and a six-point scamper (26 yards) by the Red Dragons' signal caller. Niles' defense stiffened in the second half as the Red and Blue came away with a 34-13 victory.
-The year prior, Girard extended their win streak to seven games following their 31-6 Homecoming victory over Niles. Dan Graziano and Ahmed Eggleston both gained over 140 yards on the ground and the defense held the Dragons' to only one score.
-Niles has won their last five road games while Girard has lost their last five at home.
POINTS SCORED: Niles, 21st in Area (26.9); Girard, 40th in Area (21.6)
POINTS ALLOWED: Niles, 30th in Area (23.3); Girard, 51st in Area (32.2)
PASSING YARDS: Girard, 174.7; Niles, 135.3
RUSHING YARDS: Niles, 200.0; Girard, 158.7
Niles: Brian Shaner, 11th Season overall (52-50)
Girard: Nick Cochran, 4th Season (18-15)
BETWEEN THE HASH MARKS
-5-0, Niles' last five games played in the month of August
-1-3, Girard's last four games played in the month of August
-4-0, Niles' record since 2009 in season openers
-1-2, Nick Cochran's record as Girard's head coach in the season opener
-105/6, Niles' Nick Sanchez' stat line of tackles and sacks
-44, Jordan Graziano of Girard caught more passes during the regular season than any other receiver in the National Division last year.
by Vince Pellegrini
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