Friday, October 1, 2010

Ready for the 80's in Shamokin Tonight

Tonight's Shamokin Indian game with Loyalsock presents two teams at the crossroads of their respective seasons.  Both started out with 2 wins and both have given up over 80 points in their last two games resulting in losses. In a 46-38 loss to Shikellamy, the Braves did not complete a pass in defeating the Lancers.

Although there were some good things to see in Shamokin's loss to Southern two weeks ago, the Indian's effort stayed at the Susquehanna Valley Mall or somewhere in between.  The Indians pass defense was torched by Selinsgrove for a 31-0 lead at the half in cruising to a 38-7 victory.

Both teams tonight will try to feature their running games.  Mike Kinney averages over 7 yards a carry and close to 125 yards a game for Loyalock and is big, physical downhill runner.  Shamokin's offense was offensive last week with less than 80 yards.  The Indians scored their only touchdown on a fumble recovery long after the game was decided.

What will be the tipping point?  The Lancer with all their defensive woes, have completed 44 passes on the season for over 700 yards.  When was Shamokin's last interception by a defensive back? 

Unless the Indians find a way to stop the pass, Kinney could have a big day.  This won will be won or loss by Shamokin's defense tonight.

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