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Tale of the Tape

Tale of the Tape

9/14/18

Each week on Friday Trojan Nation will give statistics and facts on the opponent the Trojans will face. Week four sees the Trojans host Richland.

SCHOOL: Richland is a Class AA school located in suburban Johnstown. Their home field is very close to the UPJ campus, making it an easy 10-minute drive from the city. Their male enrollment according to the PIAA for the current classification period (2018-20) is 188. The school’s website is http://www.richlandsd.com/ and you can follow them on twitter at https://twitter.com/rhsfootball

COACH: The Rams are coached by Brandon Bailey (17th season, 90-83)

LAST SEASON: The Rams were 4-6 last year

HOME FIELD/STADIUM: F. W. Herlinger Field

COLORS: Royal Blue and Red

LHAC SECTION AND FUTURE OPPONENTS: Richland plays in Section 2 with Johnstown, Bedford, Bishop McCort, Somerset and Westmont. Their non-section games are against Cambria Heights, Forest Hills, Bishop Guilfoyle, Penn Cambria and Chestnut Ridge.

LAST WEEK’S RESULT: Last week, the Trojans fell 37-14 to Penn Cambria while Richland defeated Forest Hills 56-27.

HISTORY AGAINST JOHNSTOWN: Since JHS has joined the LHAC in 2001, the Trojans are 14-3 against the Rams.  They have outscored Richland 478-287.  The average score of the contests has been 28.12-16.88.  The average margin of victory in JHS’ 14 wins is 19.64 points.  The average margin of defeat in the three Trojan losses is 28 points. 

LAST MEETING: Last year, the Trojans defeated the Rams 46-30.

WEATHER FORECAST: It should be 72 degrees and mostly cloudy at kickoff Friday night.  There is just a 10% chance of rain and winds will be out of the ESE at 6 mph. 

Doug Keklak can be reached at doug.keklak@trojannation.net
 
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