Boys Varsity Football · Week 10 Football Preview: Lakota West


Chris Himonidis
WeAreColerain.com

Graphic courtesy ohiohshelmets.webs.com

 

 

What:             Colerain Cardinal Varsity Football Game Preview– Week 10
Who:              Colerain Cardinals (9-0, 7-0) vs. Lakota West Firebirds (4-5, 3-4)
Where:          Firebird Stadium, Lakota West High School, 8940 Union Centre Blvd.
When:            Friday October 26 @ 7:00 PM
Coverage:    LIVE AUDIO BROADCAST-CLICK HERE for WeAreColerain.com YouTube Channel
Theme:          Black Out

TALE OF THE TAPE

 

Results and Key Players to Watch

LAKOTA WEST FIREBIRDS (4-5, 3-4)

2018 Schedule/Results:
* – denotes conference game

L, 0-34 Aug 24 vs. St Xavier (4-5 D1 R4)
W, 20-14 Sep 01 @ Centerville (1-8 D1 R3)
L, 7-8 Sep 07 @ Sycamore (6-3 D1 R4) *
L, 3-37 Sep 14 @ Fairfield (7-2 D1 R4) *
W, 34-0 Sep 21 vs. Oak Hills (3-6 D1 R4) *
L, 0-19 Sep 28 vs. Mason (7-2 D1 R4) *
L, 3-36 Oct 05 @ Lakota East (6-3 D1 R4) *
W, 16-13 Oct 12 vs. Princeton (2-7 D1 R4) *
W, 7-3 Oct 19 @ Middletown (1-8 D1 R4) *
Oct 26 vs. Colerain (9-0 D1 R4)

Offensive Players to watch:
QB – #9 Deontai Christon (Sr.) 6’1” 190 lbs:  33-76 261 PASS 0 TD, 2 INT, 2 RUSH TD, 6 Fumbles
RB – #4 David Afari (Jr.) 5’10” 200 lbs:  159-643 RUSH, 1 TD; 11-44 REC, 4 Fumbles
RB – #1 Terrance Owensby (Sr.) 5’7” 160 lbs:  19-85 RUSH, 1 TD; 22-116 REC
WR – #14 Dylan Jones (Sr.) 6’1” 180 lbs:  12-172 REC

Defensive Players to watch:
LB – #37 Isaac Kolosik (Jr.) 6’1” 250 lbs:  62 Total TCKLS, 3 FF, 2 FR, 1 INT, 6.5 SACKS
LB – #3 Jalen Swanson (Sr.) 6’1” 215 lbs:  47 Total TCKLS, 1 FF, 1 SACK
LB – #12 Daved Jones (Jr.) 6’2” 210 lbs:  41 Total TCKLS, 1 FF, 2 FR, 2 SACKS
DB – #5 JJ Ross (Sr.) 6’2” 185 lbs:  22 Total TCKLS, 1 FF, 6 INT, 1 TD

 

Results and Key Players to Watch

COLERAIN CARDINALS (9-0, 7-0)

2018 Schedule/Results:
* – denotes conference game

W, 23-0 Aug 24 vs. La Salle (4-3 D2 R8)
W, 14-12 Aug 31 @ St Xavier (4-4 D1 R4)
W, 1-0 Sep 07 vs. Princeton (2-6 D1 R4) * 1
W, 44-3 Sep 14 vs. Middletown (1-7 D1 R4) *
W, 45-0 Sep 21 @ Sycamore (5-3 D1 R4) *
W, 48-6 Sep 28 vs. Hamilton (1-7 D1 R4) *
W, 42-7 Oct 05 @ Mason (6-2 D1 R4) *
W, 42-0 Oct 12 @ Lakota East (5-3 D1 R4) *
W, 55-27 Oct 19 vs. Fairfield (7-1 D1 R4) *
Oct 26 @ Lakota West (3-5 D1 R4) *

1 – won via forfeit

Offensive Players to watch:

QB – #2 Deante Smith-Moore (Sr.) 5’9” 185 lbs:  123-841 RUSH, 11 TD; 35-59 695 PASS, 15 TD/1 INT, 8 Fumbles
RB – #23 JJ Davis (Sr.) 5’9” 180 lbs:  44-446 RUSH, 6 TD; 9-193 REC, 5 TD, 1 Fumble
RB – #1 Syncere Jones (Sr.) 6’1” 185 lbs:  23-322 RUSH, 3 TD; 5-37 REC
FB/LB – #5 Ivan Pace Jr. (Sr.) 5’11” 222 lbs:  96-846 RUSH, 13 TD; 6-152 REC, 1 TD, 1 Fumble;
45 Total TCKLS, 4 Sacks, 3 FF, 1 FR

Defensive Players to watch:
DL/OLB – #99 Eric Phillips (Sr.) 6’4” 280 lbs:  21 Total TCKLS, 2.5 Sacks
DL – #58 Dante Corleone (So.) 6’1” 250 lbs:  18 Total TCKLS, 1.5 Sacks, 1 FF
LB – #25 Michael Bess (So.) 5’10” 211 lbs:  41 Total TCKLS, 1 Sack, 2 FR
LB – #7 Luke Bolden (Sr.) 6’2” 227 lbs:  62 Total TCKLS, 1 Sack, 1 FR, 3 INT
DB – #8 Jakari Patterson (Sr.) 6’2” 188 lbs:  28 Total TCKLS, 3 INT
DB – #3 Deshawn Pace (Jr.) 6’2” 195 lbs:  34 Total TCKLS, 2 INT, 1 FF, 3 FR

 

Keys to Victory for Colerain

  • OFFENSE: The Cardinals came to play last week against Fairfield dropping 55 points and over 500 yards of offense! This week will be a similar opponent in terms of defense and the Cardinal offense is clicking on all cylinders.  It will be raining (shocking!) so ball security always plays a part in games like this.  Look for lots of Ivan Pace Jr. and DSM up through the middle of the Firebird defense in order to limit turnover possibilities.
  • DEFENSE: As we said in this space last year…Jutahn McClain is the REAL DEAL. The Cardinal defense got lit up for over 400 yards of offense, including 275 on the ground from McClain, to go along with 3 TD’s.  As good as Fairfield is offensively, Lakota West is the complete opposite.  The Firebirds rank last or second to last in every measurable offensive category.  The defense can be opportunistic trying to create turnovers as the weather will not be conducive to a big offensive night for anyone.

 

Bottom-Line

“The Streak” has now hit 74 GMC games in a row.  Last week, the Cardinals faced their stiffest competition in the GMC and handled it very well.  Fairfield’s Jutahn McClain ran wild…275 yards and 3 TD’s.  Fairfield had just over 400 yards yards of offense and scored 27 points on the Cardinals….and lost by 4 TD’s.  THAT is how good the offense is playing right now.  This will be another test as the Cards face the #3 ranked rush defense in the GMC this week in Lakota West.  Defensively, it’s not a good matchup at all for the Firebirds.  Colerain enters week 10 ranked #1 in every defensive metric in the league.  Lakota West, on the offensive side, rank at or near the bottom across the board.  Barring weather playing a large part in turnovers or a ton of missed tackles, Colerain should score plenty to win in a game where the first team defense should be able to pitch a shut-out as long as they are on the field, which may not be an entire half.  The playoffs are right around the corner and the Cards need to keep everyone healthy.  LB Eric Phillips left last week’s game with a lower leg injury so this author doesn’t expect to see him play this week.
Look for Colerain to win the league title outright and run their incredible streak of in-conference wins to 75 in a row.

 

WE ARE….COLERAIN!!

#BeatWest