Holy Redeemer (1-4) at Wyoming Area (1-4)
7 p.m. today
The Coaches: Redeemer’s Pat Reece (4-11, 2nd year); Wyoming Area’s Randy Spencer (32-29, 6th year)
Last Meeting: Wyoming Area 69-28 in 2012
All-Time Series: Wyoming Area leads 4-0
Quick Fact: Redeemer gave up a season-high 575 yards in last year’s loss.
Scouting Redeemer: Redeemer’s 35-14 loss to GAR last Saturday was a lot closer than the final score indicated. The Royals trailed 15-14 midway through the fourth quarter before turnovers caught up with them. They turned over the ball seven times, the most of any WVC team this season in a single game. The passing game, Redeemer’s staple, was off a tick. WR Eric Kerr was held without a catch for the first time all season. He and QB Jimmy Strickland can be dynamic if given the chance.
Scouting Wyoming Area: Defensively, Wyoming Area did what it needed last Friday night. The offense, though, gave up its fourth pick-6 of the season and couldn’t do much in the unexpected 14-7 loss to Nanticoke. The Warriors are still searching for answers on offense. The secondary will face its toughest test this season. The unit hasn’t seen a team that will chuck the ball around like the Royals, who throw the ball an average of 24 times a game.
What To Expect: If Wyoming Area can disrupt Redeemer’s passing game, it should win by a few touchdowns. If it can’t, then the Warriors could be in a tussle with the Royals like GAR was last weekend.