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Week 1 – Hubbard at Lakeview
Friday, August 30, 2013

TIME: 7 p.m.

PLACE: Don Richards Memorial Stadium

LAST 5 MEETINGS
Sept. 23, 2011 – Hubbard, 46-25
Sept. 24, 2010 – Lakeview, 21-18
Sept. 25, 2009 – Hubbard, 49-14
Sept. 19, 2008 – Hubbard, 23-21
Sept. 21, 2007 – Lakeview, 28-13

NOTEWORTHY
-Two years ago, Lakeview and Hubbard combined for 1,049 yards of total offense and 71 points. Hubbard’s quarterback Ashton Owens threw for 5 scores on 12 of 22 for 253 yards. Lakeview’s signal caller Anthony Franco also connected on 30 of 55 passes for 447 yards and 4 touchdowns. Three players hauled in passes for over 100-yards (Elijah Henderson, 12 catches for 180; Austin Haines, 9 catches for 161; Darnell Tate, 5 receptions for 129).

-In 2010, the Eagles’ Mike Lopuchovsky booted a 52-yard field goal to end the first half with Hubbard ahead 10-0. In the second half, the Bulldogs responded with three touchdown runs by Trevor West and Anthony Franco. West scored twice as Lakeview rallied for a 21-18 victory.

-Hubbard has defeated Lakeview in six of their last eight meetings.

-The Bulldogs finished last season with a 2-3 mark at home. It was the first time since 2008 (2-3) that Lakeview did not register a winning record at Don Richards Memorial Stadium.

-Over their last 19 games when Hubbard scores below 21 points, they are 0-6. During that stretch, they are 13-0 when scoring 21 points or more.

-If Lakeview wins, Coach Pavlansky will obtain his 90th win as the head football coach of the Bulldogs. If Hubbard wins, Coach Hoffman will have won his 50th contest at Hubbard.

-Hubbard has gained 685 passing yards and has churned out 634 stripes on the ground over their last three meetings against Lakeview.

-Lakeview closed out the Trumbull Athletic Conference with the final league title in 2007. The year prior, Hubbard claimed the championship. In 1991, both teams shared the crown.

-The Eagles’ junior running back L.J. Scott has eclipsed the 100-yard rushing mark in six of his last seven contests.

2012 RANKINGS
POINTS SCORED: Hubbard, 6th in Area (38.9); Lakeview, 37th in Area (23.0)

POINTS ALLOWED: Lakeview, 14th in Area (18.1); Hubbard, 38th in Area (24.9)

PASSING YARDS: Lakeview, 104.9; Hubbard, 128.5

RUSHING YARDS: Hubbard, 261.9; Lakeview, 186.2

COACHES
Hubbard: Brian Hoffman, 6th Season at Hubbard (49-19)

Lakeview: Tom Pavlansky, 15th Season (89-59)

BETWEEN THE HASH MARKS
-1-7, Hubbard’s record over their last eight season openers
-5-1, Lakeview’s record in season openers since 2007
-4-7, the Eagles’ record in August over their last 11 outings
-5-2, Lakeview’s record in August over their last 7 contests
-42, Lakeview’s combined rushing yards over their last three games against Hubbard
-2790, L.J. Scott’s rushing yardage totals from his first two seasons at Hubbard (36 rushing TDs)
-17, Eagles’ wideout Darnell Tate has caught 17 touchdown passes during the last two years.
-58.8, Lakeview’s defense allowed the opposition to complete 58.8% of their passes a season ago
-50, the increase in the amount of tackles from 2011 (43) to 2012 (93) for Bulldog linebacker Justin Journey

by Vince Pellegrini

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