Youngstown Christian at Springfield Preview

Week 2 – Youngstown Christian (0-1) at Springfield (0-1)
Friday, September 6, 2013

TIME: 7 p.m.

PLACE: Springfield Community Stadium

LAST 5 MEETINGS
Sept. 1, 2012 – Youngstown Christian, 40-3
Sept. 2, 2011 – Springfield, 31-21
Sept. 3, 2010 – Springfield, 36-14
Sept. 4, 2009 – Springfield, 40-12
Aug. 29, 2008 – Springfield, 18-15

NOTEWORTHY
-Springfield led 20-0 in the first half over the home standing Brookfield Warriors. The Tigers’ starting quarterback Hunter Snyder scored 3 total touchdowns (2 passing, 1 rushing) and gained over 220 yards of total offense in the first half. However, he did not return for the final 24-minutes due to heat exhaustion. Springfield lost, 30-27. The Tigers will try and avoid their first back-to-back 0-2 starts since 2001-2002.

-Lowellville jumped out to a 21-0 advantage over Youngstown Christian in week one. A 19-point rally came up short as the Eagles fell, 21-19.

-The Eagles’ Ryan Grier ran for 160 yards and scored 3 times as Youngstown Christian took care of Springfield, 40-3, in week two of the 2012 season. YCS’s quarterback Emmett Underwood connected 2 touchdowns while passing for 116 yards. Last year, the Eagles outscored their first five opponents by a combined score of 198-22.

-Despite dropping their contest last season, the Tigers lead the all-time series – 4-1.

-Almost a year prior, Springfield defeated the Eagles 31-21 behind the play of quarterback Nick Russell. Number 12 completed 70.6% of his passes (12-17) for 181 yards and scored twice, once through the air and once via the ground game. Jeremy Weingart caught 5 of his tosses for 116 stripes. The defense was impressive as they forced 4 turnovers (3 interceptions, 1 fumble).

2012 RANKINGS
POINTS SCORED: Springfield, 27.0; Youngstown Christian, 19.0

POINTS ALLOWED: Youngstown Christian, 21.0; Springfield, 30.0

COACHES
Youngstown Christian: Brian Marrow, 7th Season at Youngstown Christian (40-25)

Springfield: Sean Guerriero, 6th Season (27-35)

BETWEEN THE HASH MARKS
-71-33, Springfield has defeated Youngstown Christian twice at home (2009 & 2011) by this combined score
-6-2, Youngstown Christian’s road record over the last 8 games
-0-5, The Tigers home record last year compared to their 5-0 mark at home in 2011

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