BERLIN CENTER, Ohio (WKBN) - Week 10 – Wellsville (5-1, 8-1) at Western Reserve (6-0, 9-0)
Friday, November 1, 2013
TIME: 7 p.m.
PLACE: Blue Devil Stadium
LAST 5 MEETINGS
Oct. 19, 2012 – Western Reserve, 41-7
Oct. 14, 2011 – Western Reserve, 49-7
Oct. 8, 2010 – Western Reserve, 49-20
Oct. 2, 2009 – Western Reserve, 13-6
Sept. 19, 2008 – Western Reserve, 27-24
-A year ago, Wellsville only could mount 155 yards on 42 offensive plays (3.7 yards per play) as the Blue Devils rolled to a 41-7 win. Reserve’s quarterback Nick Allison threw for 3 TDs and 154 yards. Dan Zilke had 93 on the ground.
-Since the ITCL was formed in 2006, the Blue Devils are 7-0 against Wellsville.
-Last week, Reserve’s quarterback Nick Allison threw for over 250 yards and Dan Zilke went over 100 yards rushing in their 34-21 win over Mineral Ridge.
-Wellsville has won three straight since dropping a week six match up with Lowellville (27-21). The Tigers have come away victorious in their past two contests by exactly ten points (def. Mineral Ridge, 20-10, and def. McDonald, 31-21). Jordan Sloan tossed 2 TD passes last week against Trumbull County’s Blue Devils.
-Western Reserve is seeking their 3rd straight outright conference championship and their third consecutive undefeated campaign in the ITCL. The Devils have won 21 regular season league games in a row. They’ve already clinched at least a share of the crown this year.
-The Blue Devils have won more ITCL games than any other school in the Lower Tier since the league was formed in 2006. Western Reserve has won 48 followed by McDonald at 44. Reserve has never had a year where they’ve not won at least 5 conference games.
-This is Wellsville’s first season with more than 4 league wins. They’ve been able to post a 29-25 record since 2006.
-Western Reserve has clinched the top seed in Division 7 Region 23. If the playoff started today, the Blue Devils would face 3-6 Trinity (according to JoeEitel.com)
-Wellsville has secured a home playoff game next week. The Tigers would get Mapleton (6-3) in the first round (according to JoeEitel.com).
LOWER TIER CHAMPIONSHIP
2013 – Western Reserve (6-0)*
2012 – Western Reserve (7-0)
2011 – Western Reserve (7-0)
2010 – McDonald (7-0)
2009 – McDonald (7-0)
2008 – McDonald (7-0)
2007 – McDonald/Leetonia (6-1)
2006 – Western Reserve (6-1)
*at least a share of the league title
POINTS SCORED: Western Reserve, 35.9; Wellsville, 35.4
POINTS ALLOWED: Wellsville, 13.8; Western Reserve, 14.6
Wellsville: Rich Wright, 15th Season overall (91-67)
Western Reserve: Andy Hake 5th Season (49-8)
BETWEEN THE HASH MARKS
-178, Western Reserve’s point total over their last four games.
-4-1, Wellsville’s record over their last five road games.
-17, Blue Devils’ regular season win streak.
-14, When opponents’ are held below 24 points, the Tigers have won 14 straight.
-7, Western Reserve’s home win streak
-1, Andy Hake needs this week’s victory to secure 50 wins at Western Reserve.
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