Farrell at Sharon Preview

Week 1 – Farrell at Sharon
Friday, August 30, 2013

TIME: 7 p.m.

PLACE: Tiger Stadium

Series: Sharon Leads, 35-25-7

Aug. 31, 2012 – Farrell, 21-14 (OT)
Sept. 2, 2011 – Farrell, 28-27
Sept. 3, 2010 – Farrell, 24-7
Sept. 4, 2009 – Farrell, 46-7
Aug. 29, 2008 – Sharon, 14-7

-Farrell has won the last four meetings in the series. However, prior to 2009, Sharon took 7 of the previous 8 match ups.

-With a win, Farrell would secure the longest win streak in the series since 1937. Sharon was victorious in six consecutive Steel Bowl tilts from 1929-30, 1934-37. The two teams did not meet between 1931-33.

-Of the 67 match ups between these two Mercer County rivals, 31 have decided by 7 points or less.

-In last season’s opener, the Steelers’ quarterback Joe Goudy scored three total touchdowns (1 rushing, 2 passing) to lead Farrell to a 21-14 victory in overtime. Goudy ran for 43 yards and passed for another 93. In the extra session, Farrell’s signal caller scored from five yards away to give the Steelers’ what would amount to being the game winner. Farrell’s defense caused Sharon to turn the ball over 6 times (3 interceptions/3 fumbles).

-The last time Sharon defeated Farrell was on August 29, 2008. With the score tied at 7 midway through the fourth quarter, the Tigers’ running back Ron Howard plunged into the end zone from 2 yards out with 3:25 remaining. Howard finished the contest with 109 yards rushing on 16 carries. Farrell was penalized 13 times and closed out the game with just 6 first downs.

POINTS SCORED: Sharon, 46th in Area (18.4); Farrell, 51st in Area (17.5)

POINTS ALLOWED: Farrell, 23rd in Area (20.1); Sharon, 50th in Area (31.7)

Farrell: Jarrett Samuels, 6th Season (54-14)

Sharon: Jim Wildman, 26th Season (208-78-6)

-1-8, Sharon’s home record over the past two seasons
-2-5, Farrell’s record away from home since October 7, 2011
-9-4-1, Jim Wildman’s record vs. Farrell
-3-2, Jarrett Samuel’s record vs. Sharon

by Vince Pellegrini

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