Game of the Week Prediction: Orchard Park at Clarence

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Orchard Park (1-0) at Clarence (1-0)
Saturday, September 8th at 7:00pm
Orchard Park Quakers Clarence Red Devils
Coach: Gene Tundo Coach: Mark Layer
Key Players: Key Players:
QB Ben Holmes QB Mark Armstrong
RB Mitch Wilson RB Ben Reinhardt
RB Jeff Modkins RB Vince Taverna
WR Austin Goltz WR Emaure Williams
WR Ralphael Pagliei DL Anthony Principale
OL Mike Senn LB Alec Dietsch
OL Adam Bellica LB Austin Krawczyk
DL Chris Sanfillippo DB/P Domenic Webster
LB Connor Eddy K Austin Zymor
LB Bobby Akinyele
K Tim Wagner
Orchard Park will attempt to win its 15th consecutive game. They defeated Lockport in Week 1 but had 4 turnovers and didn't look like the Quakers of old. After being injured, Ben Holmes returned to play in the first half trailing 14-13 and the Sr. QB led the Quakers to a touchdown connecting on three passes covering 80 yards for the score. The Quakers miss Austin Reese in the kicking game as their special teams play left a lot to be desired. Mitch Wilson and Jeff Modkins were virtually unstoppable running the ball behind Mike Senn and Adam Bellica while Austin Goltz and Ralphael Pagliei made key catches. Their Defense gave up 200 yards rushing by the Lions but played hard led by Connor Eddy.
Clarence won a big game by defeating West Genesee 34-33. Mark Anderson, Sr. QB, was 15 of 20 for 275 yards and 3 TD's. Alec Dietsch caught 9 passes for 114 yards and Emaure Williams caught 4 passes for 153 yards and 3 TD's. Dietsch, Austin Krawczyk, Anthony Principale and Joe Wesolowski played solid defensively for the Red Devils.
RB - Orchard Park
K - Clarence
Line - Orchard Park
Defense - EVEN
In 2010 Clarence defeated Orchard Park at home and won the sectional title at Ralph Wilson Stadium by defeating the Quakers. Last season the Quakers totally dominated the Red Devils en route to the sectional and state titles. This season both teams could reach the championship game. This game is a toss up and who wins the turnover and special teams battles will win the game. Keys to victory for the Red Devils is to stop Ben Holmes. Mitch Wilson and Jeff Modkins while the Red Devils need to get better play from their running backs and QB Mark Armstrong needs to have a big game if Clarence is to win this important league game. The Quakers need to avoid the turnovers and shut down Mark Armstrong.
Clarence to upset the Quakers.

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