Game of the Week: Howland-Hubbard, 9/25

Howland Hubbard GOW

2015 High School Football Game of the Week
September 25, 2015 at 10 pm (tape delay)
Week 5 – Howland (2-2) at Hubbard (3-1)

Series History
Hubbard has won three of the last four meetings. These two teams have met five times in the last twenty years.

Past Meetings
Oct. 17, 2014 – Hubbard, 48-16
Sept. 20, 2013 – Hubbard, 22-14
Sept. 14, 2012 – Howland, 28-20

Last Meeting
October 17, 2014 – Hubbard 48 Howland 16
…Hubbard gained 460 yards of total offense, 380 on the ground as L.J. Scott and George Hill both scored three touchdowns and both eclipsed the 140 yard mark. Scott gained 234 yards on 22 carries while Hill ran for 142 on 19 totes. The Tigers’ Tyriq Ellis led the team with 87 rushing yards (TD).

Game Notes
The Tigers will look to avenge last week’s 24-17 loss to Poland by attempting to hand Hubbard their second straight loss. Howland has lost by a total of 15 points in their two losses.

Howland averaged 181.7 yards rushing during their first three games (9 TDs); however, last week the Tigers were only able to churn out 68 yards on 18 rushing attempts (0 TD).

Tyriq Ellis has rushed for 447 yards on 68 carries with 6 touchdowns this season. Jake Lester has completed 50% of his passes (24-48) while throwing for 430 stripes. Juniors Victor Williams (9 catches, 95 yards) and Stephen Baugh (7 catches, 242 yards) have been his favorite targets.

In their three wins this year, Hubbard was able to average 363.3 total yards of offense. The Eagles saw their 26-game home winning streak snapped one week ago when they lost to Lakeview 30-27.

Brandon Rios has picked up 433 yards on the ground while scoring 7 touchdown runs this season. The Eagles’ quarterback Cam Ingram has thrown for 271 yards.

Statistical Breakdown
Points Scored: Hubbard, 34.3; Howland, 27.8
Points Allowed: Howland, 13.5; Hubbard, 15.8

Howland: Dominic Menendez, 3rd season (13-11)
Hubbard: Brian Hoffman, 8th season at Hubbard (76-22)

All-American Red Division Standings
Poland, 4-0 (2-0)
East, 2-2 (1-0)
Canfield, 3-1 (0-0)
Niles, 2-2 (1-1)

All-American White Division Standings
Poland, 4-0 (2-0)
Lakeview, 3-1 (1-0)
Hubbard, 3-1 (1-1)
Jefferson, 3-1 (1-1)
Niles, 2-2 (1-1)
Struthers, 2-2 (0-2)
Edgewood, 1-3 (0-2)

Upcoming Schedule
Week 6: at East (2-2)
Week 7: Firestone (0-4)
Week 8: at Niles (2-2)

Week 6: at Niles (2-2)
Week 7: Jefferson (3-1)
Week 8: at Struthers (2-2)

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