Week 7 Preview: Wilmington at New Richmond


By Mark Huber - mhuber@wnewsj.com



Jordan Tackett toes the line, so to speak, as he makes a tackle against Goshen last week.


Gordon Cordell, Shades of Excellence | News Journal

WHO: Wilmington at New Richmond

WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday

WHERE: At New Richmond

WHAT: The unbeaten Lions hope to keep pace with unbeaten Clinton-Massie in the SBAAC American Division

New Richmond comes into Friday’s game with Wilmington on a three-game winning streak.

Granted, the Lions have defeated three teams with a combined 1-20 record.

To be fair, New Richmond has handled easily Norwood (56-14), Western Brown (35-3) and Batavia (50-7).

“They are a disciplined, well-coached team that plays hard,” WHS coach Scott Killen said of the Lions.

New Richmond is 2-0 in SBAAC American Division play, tied for first with Clinton-Massie. New Richmond travels to Frank Irelan Field next week. To make it a first-place showdown, the Lions must defeat the Hurricane.

Wilmington’s up and down season continued last week with a loss to Goshen, 32-20.

“Five turnovers in the first half really didn’t help our cause,” said Killen. “We cannot turn the ball over … period.”

Wilmington has shown the ability to score points but has not been consistent throughout the season.

Likewise, WHS has a couple of sterling defensive efforts but has not been consistent.

Rory Bell has been the most steady offensive weapon for the Hurricane, both as a place kicker and punter.

The Lions won last year’s game 56-30 and the 2017 contest 41-21.

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Jordan Tackett toes the line, so to speak, as he makes a tackle against Goshen last week.
https://www.wnewsj.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/22/2019/10/web1_FB7_wilOnToes_gc.jpgJordan Tackett toes the line, so to speak, as he makes a tackle against Goshen last week. Gordon Cordell, Shades of Excellence | News Journal

By Mark Huber

mhuber@wnewsj.com

WHO: Wilmington at New Richmond

WHEN: 7 p.m. Friday

WHERE: At New Richmond

WHAT: The unbeaten Lions hope to keep pace with unbeaten Clinton-Massie in the SBAAC American Division

Reach Mark Huber at 937-556-5765, via email mhuber@wnewsj.com or on Twitter @wnjsports

Reach Mark Huber at 937-556-5765, via email mhuber@wnewsj.com or on Twitter @wnjsports