Union-Rimersburg – Clarion Area Preview
Written by: Josh Funk on Tuesday, September 30th, 2008
The Game: Union-Rimersburg (9 A) @ Clarion Area (9 A)
Date: Thursday, Oct. 2, 2008, from Clarion University’s Memorial Stadium
2008 Record: Union-Rimersburg (0-5), Clarion Area (3-2)
About Union-Rimersburg: The Golden Knights once were a force to be reckoned with a couple of decades ago, but that is certainly not the case right now. Union’s best season since the start of 2004 was a 2-8 mark in 2006.
Union, which has only won three of its last 43 games, including 2008, has lost its last four meetings to the Bobcats by a combined margin of 202-25.
The Knights have allowed 235 points this season, with the fewest points in a game allowed coming in a 36-30 loss to Keystone.
About Clarion Area: The Bobcats are coming off of an emotional 28-21 triple-overtime loss to Redbank Valley, who has beaten the Bobcats each of the last three years.
Clarion boasts a trio of running backs in its I-form offense, led by Bubba Rue’s 62 carries for 377 yards and four touchdowns. Jon Kemmer adds 301 yards and five scores, and Kevin Grejda has contributed 160 yards and four touchdowns. The Bobcats average 237.6 rushing yards per game.
Jarrod Carpin is the leading Clarion receiver, with 12 catches for 221 yards and three scores. Starting quarterback Ben Walters is out with an injury.
Defensively, Rue (69 tackles), Grejda (53 tackles, 8 sacks), and Kemmer (47 tackles, 2 sacks) are all key to the Clarion effort, which allows 16 points per game.
Clarion Area statistics from Maxpreps.com.
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