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Northern Cambria – Laurel Valley Preview

Written by: on Tuesday, September 30th, 2008


The Game: Northern Cambria (6 A) @ Laurel Valley (6 A)

Date: Saturday, Oct. 4, 2008, from Laurel Valley HS in New Florence

2008 Record: Northern Cambria (2-3), Laurel Valley (4-1)

About Northern Cambria: Northern Cambria is all about the run, as the Colts average 227 of their 290 total offensive yards per game on the ground.

Feature back Andrew Paronish is exploding in his senior season, having already run for 672 yards and seven touchdowns.  Paronish averages 134.4 rushing yards per game.  Teammate Isaac Leib has carried the ball 46 times for 308 yards and two scores.

Quarterback Anthony Penska has only completed 38 percent of his passes for 315 yards and three touchdowns.

Defensively, Paronish has tallied 73 tackles to go along with two interceptions.  He has generated some Division-1 interest as a safety.  Leib adds 55 tackles and two sacks, and Brett Ranjish averages 12.8 tackles per game for the Colts, who have been outscored in their last two games by a combined 76-43 (38-to-22 average).

About Laurel Valley: The modus operandi for the Rams’ offense is to run, run, run, and run some more.  Laurel Valley is led by Marcus Welshons’ 67 rushes for 370 yards and six touchdowns.  Chris Morrow has run for 210 yards and two scores, averaging 7.2 yards per carry.  LV averages nearly 182 rushing yards per game.

Pat Hall, the Rams’ field general, has only attempted 23 passes this season.  He’s completed 12 passes for 156 yards and two touchdowns.  Hall’s favorite target, Justin Tantlinger, has caught six passes for 102 yards and a touchdown.

The Rams average 21 points per game, while allowing 12 points per game defensively.

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