Friday, September 23, 2011

PREVIEW: 2011 Regular Season, Game 4


Where: McCaskey Stadium, Lancaster, PA
When: 7:00 PM, Friday, September 23rd

  • Wilson is coming off their best full-game, all-around performance of the young season, having throttled Reading in Week 3, 41-0. The Bulldogs were clicking in all facets of the game, scoring on offense, defense, and special teams, while holding the visiting Red Knights to just 55 total yards of offense. The momentum seems to have started in the 2nd half of the Manheim Central game in Week 2, where the defense stepped up and the offense responded and the Bulldogs eventually left Manheim with a W. The inexperienced squad seems to be gaining strength as we start league match-ups with a talented and possibly overlooked McCaskey team that is better than their record.
  • McCaskey has had a rough 3 weeks. Their non-league slate has been quite a challenge, perhaps even more than expected. They opened with a loss on the road against a tough Coatesville squad (currently 3-0), 47-27. They opened their home schedule in Week 2 with a 41-33 loss to William Penn, which was somewhat surprising. Finally in last weeks rivalry game at Lancaster Catholic, the Red Tornado fell to the Crusaders, 56-28. McCaskey has an electric offense with dynamic skill players though they did lose all-purpose player Aaron Swinton to injury. Depth may also be an issue as the McCaskey squad is small in numbers.
  • This will be the 38th meeting between the two schools. Wilson holds the series edge, 29-7-1, including last years victory in West Lawn, 34-7. The Red Tornado last defeated the Bulldogs in 2003, 31-14, at home. In the last game at McCaskey (2009), Wilson held on for a 24-14 victory.

Helmet images courtesy PA Helmet Project.

No comments:

Post a Comment