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Week 1 – South Range at Warren JFK
Saturday, August 31, 2013

TIME: 7 p.m.

PLACE: Mollenkopf Stadium

LAST 5 MEETINGS
Aug. 24, 2012 – Warren JFK, 34-25
Aug. 27, 2011 – Warren JFK, 13-7 (OT)
Aug. 27, 2010 – South Range, 26-7
Nov. 17, 2006 – Warren JFK, 21-14 (Regional Championship)
Nov. 7, 2003 – Warren JFK, 34-14 (Regional Semifinals)

NOTEWORTHY
-In 2012, Kennedy outscored South Range 10-0 in the fourth quarter to post a week one 34-25 victory. Alec Rossi and Dominic Naples scored all four of the Eagles’ touchdowns. JFK once trailed at the half, 19-10.

-Warren JFK won each of their five home games during the regular season in 2012.

-The Raiders’ had won five straight season openers between 2003 and 2007. However, South Range has only managed to win two of their last five.

-South Range has lost four of their last six games in August. Prior to the skid, the Raiders’ were victorious in nine straight games during the month.

-The two schools met in the Division V Regional Tournament within the past twelve years 3 times: in 2006 (at Mount Union), 2003 (at Niles) and in 2001 (at Niles). The Eagles won the two most recent playoff meetings but South Range took the 2001 Regional Semifinal match up, 31-13. The two programs met for the first time in the post-season in 1992, JFK took this first round matchup in Division IV by a 35-18 margin.

2012 RANKINGS
POINTS SCORED: South Range, 8th in Area (34.5); Warren JFK, 15th in Area (31.4)

POINTS ALLOWED: Warren JFK, 22nd in Area (20.0); South Range, 32nd in Area (23.6)

PASSING YARDS: South Range, 137.0; Warren JFK, 96.0

RUSHING YARDS: South Range, 234.9; Warren JFK, 196.3

COACHES
South Range: Dan Yeagley, 19th Season (152-52)

Warren JFK: Dave Pappada, 3rd Season at JFK (14-7)

BETWEEN THE HASH MARKS
-3-0, Kennedy’s last games in the month of August
-3-1, South Range’s last four road games
-11-2, Eagles’ record versus Mahoning County schools since October 17, 2003
-1-3, South Range’s last four games against Trumbull County schools
-50, this is JFK’s 50th football season
-110, Eric Bofenkamp scored 110 points (13 field goals, 71 extra points) for Kennedy in 2012
-371.9, South Range’s total yards per game last fall

by Vince Pellegrini

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