Gallia Academy Looks To Avoid Letdown Against Warren

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Graham Fugazzi


Updated Thu, Oct 11, 2012 1:58 pm
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After two weeks of league games we have a tale of two fates in the SEOAL Conference.

On one side of the spectrum we have a Gallia Academy team that is now 2-0 in conference play. And on the opposite side of the spectrum we have a Warren Warriors squad winless at 0-2.

Although these two sides are strangers in the record column through seven weeks, their style of play is identical.

“We’re the only two teams in the league that run this style of offense,” coach Eddy said. “The guys are excited for this kind of game.”

And what’s not to be excited about? With a Gallia Academy win, the Blue Devils move to 3-0 and depending on the outcome of the Jackson versus Portsmouth matchup, have either a share or an outright lead in the league.

However with a Warren win, the Warriors are right back in the thick of the SEOAL race.

Quarterback Dylan Leffingwell, the all-time passing leader in Warren history, has an opportunity to add to his record in his second to last home game.

For Gallia Academy junior, Wade Jarrell, a two-year starter, has gained extra praise from his head coach for his read-option ability. The developed trait has helped Jarrell’s decision making.

The Blue Devil playbook could see some more passing calls earlier in drives Coach Eddy explained.

“Our passing game sets up our running game so getting Wade going early will be a big factor,” Eddy said.

Since league play began in Week 6, Gallia Academy is averaging just under 35 points per game to Warren’s 16.5. Defensively, the Blue Devils are allowing 14 points per game to the Warriors’ 37 points per game.

But with that being said, anything can happen in a conference matchup, especially between these two familiar opponents.  

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