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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Week 6 Preview - West Holmes at Orrville

Who: Orrville Red Riders (4-1, 2-0 in OCC) vs. West Holmes Knights (1-4, 0-2 in OCC)
Where: Red Rider Stadium, Orrville
When: Friday October 1st, 7:00pm

All Time Series: Orrville leads 25-12 (Click here for detail)
Last Meeting: 2009 (Orrville won 42-0)
Last Week: Orrville beat Mansfield Senior 28-14, West Holmes lost to Ashland 53-14.)

Coaches: Kevin Maltarich is in his first year as Knights head coach. Doug Davault is 36-15 midway through his 5th season as Orrville head coach.
Broadcast:  Game will be aired on TheVoiceof  Click here starting at 6:40pm on Friday night.

Not a lot to talk about with this one....West Holmes is struggling.  They've dropped nine straight Ohio Cardinal Conference games dating back to last season, and that streak might jump to 14 by season's end.

Their four losses have been big losses....and average losing margin of over 30 points per game.  They are allowing an AVERAGE of 50 points per game in their four losses.

Very honestly, this is a game the Riders should win handily.  Maybe the perfect week to work on offensive execution heading into a showdown game with Ashland.

Of course, we were supposed to win handily back in 2008 when West Holmes shocked the Riders with a 19-17 win.  Don't think the Riders don't remember that.

Thoughts and Predictions
Drew Pastuer's Fantastic 50 says Orrville by 30. They also project the Riders to finish 8-2 and host a home playoff game in week 11. says Orrville wins 44-10
I'm almost certain The Daily Record says Orrville 9-0 again this week.

That's all folks, quick and dirty this week.  Let's get this one and move on to week 7 with everyone healthy.

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