Monday, September 5, 2016

Tigers Must Ground Warrior Rushing Attack

Worth County proved they could stop the pass against Braymer – the Bobcats tried to pass and found that they couldn’t, as Worth County hit them with four sacks, three by Mason Hawk and one by Wade Rush. The one way Braymer could move the ball against Worth County was on the ground; they gave up on the pass except for a few halfback passes after the first quarter.

The game served to help out Worth County, because Albany is similar to Braymer – good size on the line, which means a strong running game. Albany couldn’t do much in the air against Mound City. However, Maverick Hall had 24 carries for 134 yards on the ground for Doug Fountain’s Warriors. Seth Bennett had 14 carries for 113 yards and signalcaller Harrison Kerchner had 5 carries for 52 yards. Albany can also put Colton Coburn in at quarterback if they want to throw more; he has 6 completions in 10 attempts for 88 yards. On the other side of the ball, Worth County will have to block Harrison Kerchner (14 tackles) and Cody Coburn (9 tackles) to keep the duo of Wade Rush and Isaac Alarcon clicking.

Currently, Worth County, on the strength of their back to back 80 point outings, leads the league with 67.3 points per game. They were only stopped once in those outings after getting too many penalties in the week one loss to South/Nodaway Holt. Albany averages 26.7 points, but scored over that, 38 points, in their loss to Mound City. Worth County gives up 18 points per game defensively, while Albany gives up 54.7 points per game.

For Worth County, Cade Allee has 98 passing yards and has completed 7 passes in 15 attempts with two touchdowns. The game will feature two of the top runningbacks of the area in Isaac Alarcon and Maverick Hall. Alarcon started off with 370 yards in 42 carries and six touchdowns through two games; he collected 97 more in Friday’s win to put him at 467. For Albany, Maverick Hall has 57 carries for 338 yards in three games. Caleb Parman has 7 catches for 170 yards for the Tigers to emerge as their top receiver.

Worth County beat Albany in the preseason contest between the two teams. Worth County fumbled early and had to make a goal line stand, but they recovered to win handily. But Albany can beat anyone on a given night; they subsequently threw a scare into both Stanberry and King City before they dropped those contests at Worth County.

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