Msgr. Martin Semi-Finals: Canisius vs. Timon/St. Jude

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Msgr. Martin Semi-Finals

Canisius (7-2) vs. Timon/St. Jude (3-6)

Thursday, November 14th at 7:30pm

Head Coaches:

Crusaders: Rich Robbins (22-9-0, 3 years)

Tigers: Charlie Comerford (14-15-0, 3 years)

Key Players for Canisius:

Ryan Richards

Brad Zaffram

TJ Wheatley

Mike Sharpe

Zach Liberatore

De'Anthony Simpson

Qadree Ollison

Michael Tarbutt

Augie Touris

Josh Huffman

David Koeppel

Key Players for Timon/St. Jude:

Ryan Bryne

Arenzo Thomas

Nick Conklin

Brady King

Derick Simpson

Brandon May

Jordan Ernst

Stats:

Canisius:
Pts. Scored on Offense: 235, Avg. 26.1.

Pts. Allowed on Defense: 36, Avg. 4

Defense:

Pts. Scored on Offense: 136, Avg. 15.1
Pts. Allowed on Defense: 217, Avg. 24.1

Polls:

Canisius: Ranked #2 in WGRZ Poll, #2 for the Buffalo News, and #8 in the State.

Keys to Victory for Canisius:

Avoid turnovers

Win trench battle

Limit Thomas impact

Keys to Victory for Timon/St. Jude:

Win turnover battle

Control ball and clock

Avoid penalties

Limit Ollison impact

Summary:

Crusaders are having an excellent year at 7-2 with 2 losses by a combined 5 points to Aquinas and Cardinal Mooney. Defense is awesome led by Sharpe Wheatley, Zaffram, and Richards having only allowed 36 points in 9 games and only 1 touchdown by the starting defense. Offense has been sparked by the "Q" express. Loss of Adam DiMillo to injury for the season hurt the Tigers big time, only averaging 15.1 points while allowing 24.1 points. Crusaders shutout the Tigers 24-0 in the regular season and should dominate in the rematch.

Prediction: Canisius, 30 - Tigers 6

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