Massillon at Fitch Preview

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Week 7 – Massillon (6-0) at Fitch (6-0)
Friday, October 11, 2013

TIME: 7:30 p.m.

PLACE: Falcon Stadium

LAST 3 MEETINGS
Oct. 5, 2012 – Massillon, 34-14
Sept. 20, 2002 – Massillon, 24-14
Sept. 21, 2001 – Massillon, 54-14

NOTEWORTHY
-This past Friday, Danny Clark completed 10 of 15 for 158 yards and 2 touchdowns in the Tigers’ 28-14 win over Firestone.

-For the second consecutive week, Fitch shutout their opponent. This time it was East, who lost 39-0. Antwan Harris (47) and Tyler Hewlett (5) began the scoring with touchdown runs.

- In 2012, Kyle Kempt (Oregon State) threw 4 first half touchdowns and finished with 308 yards in the Tigers’ 34-14 victory over Fitch. Massillon outgained their Mahoning County opponent 533-259. The Falcons’ featured 3 rushers who ran for over 50 yards: Darrin Hall (65), Tyler Hewlett (54), Matt Futkos (53).
- Massillon has won each of their last 10 meetings with Fitch.
- The last time Fitch knocked off Massillon was in 1992 when the Falcons shutout the Tigers, 14-0. Nick Siciliano connected with Shawn Kamrad on a 31-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter. Kamrad added a 1-yard score later to cap the scoring for the Falcons. The Tigers were held to only 83 total yards of offense.

Upcoming Schedules
Massillon
Oct. 18 – St. John’s College (Canada)
Oct. 25 – Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary

Fitch
Oct. 19 – Marion Harding
Oct. 25 – at Lake

2013 RANKINGS
POINTS SCORED: Fitch, 35.0; Massillon, 32.2

POINTS ALLOWED: Fitch, 5.5; Massillon, 13.7

COACHES
Massillon: Jason Hall, 6th Season at Massillon (47-18)
Fitch: Phil Annarella, 33rd Season overall (206-126-3)

BETWEEN THE HASH MARKS
-20, This is the 20th meeting (14-5) between Fitch and Massillon.
-10, Fitch has won their last 10 home games.
-35, Massillon has scored 35 points or more in 4 of their first 6 games in 2013.
-26, the Falcons have scored 26 points or more in each of their last 10 games.
-15, Fitch has not allowed over 14 points in any of their first six games. Ironically, last year the Falcons did not permit their opponents to score 15 points until week 7.
-221, The Tigers have permitted an average of 220.8 total yards per game this season.
9, Fitch has not lost a regular season game in the past 9 contests.

Getting to know the visitor: Massillon
Passing
Danny Clark – 730 yards, 62.5% (50-80), 9 TDs

Rushing
Lyron Wilson – 642 yards, 6.8 ypc, 5 TDs
J.D. Crabtree – 373 yards, 7.0 ypc, 7 TDs

Receiving
Reggie Rogers – 18 catches, 308 yards, 5 TDs
Marcus Whitfield – 17 catches, 286 yards, 2 TDs
Beau Hoffman – 9 catches, 109 yards, 2 TDs

Tackles
Devin Ingram – 39
J.D. Crabtree – 26
Danny Robinson – 25.5
J.H. Bronczek – 24.0

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