Dick Gallagher's Game of the Week: St. Francis at Canisius

Dick Gallagher presents his high school football game of the week for week 4: St. Francis at Canisius.

 

 

Saturday, September 24th at 1:00pm

St. Francis Head Coach: Jerry Smith (145-128-4, 29 years)

Canisius Head Coach: Rich Robbins (48-12-0, 6 years)

 

St. Francis Key Players:

Jerry Hickson – QB

Devin Delmont – LB

Jordan Arruda – OL

Bryan Dempsey – LB

Dawson Tyger – WR

Dylan McDuffie – RB

Tyler Grisolia – L

Sean Campbell – DB

Liam Pacholec - WR

Canisius Key Players:

Jayce Johnson – QB

Cole Burniston – RB

Paul Woods – WR

Colby Moultrie – DB

Blake Haubeil – K/P

Alex Adimey – L

Collin Drilling – L

Mason Hoose – DE/RB

Jake Lutz – LB

Jeremy Cych - LB

 

Rankings:

St. Francis: Local #5, State NR, WGRZ #7

Canisius: Local#1, State #1, WGRZ #1

 

Stats:

Red Raiders:

Average points per game –19.5

Points allowed: 71

 

Crusaders:

Average points per game –45

Points allowed: 32

 

Keys to Victory:

Red Raiders:

Limit turnovers.
Hickson to have an impact game.
Limit big gains by RBs.
Line to have impact.
 

Crusaders:

Big game from Burniston.
Avoid penalties.
Haubeil to have an impact game.
Win the trench battle.
Johnson to manage the game well.

Edge:

QB: Red Raiders
RB: Crusaders
WR: Even
L: Even
Def: Even
K: Crusaders


Summary:

St. Francis lost to two strong teams from Ohio and will need to have Hickson excel if the Red Raiders are to defeat Canisius. The Crusaders’ defense is strong and will need to control the ball with Burniston and Hoose. These 2 teams should be playing for the title in November. This game is a tossup.
 

Prediction:

Canisius: 27
St. Francis: 20

 

 

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