Game Preview: Royal at Westlake

6'2" 290 Senior Tyrone Duncan and the Westlake Warriors host the Royal Highlanders this Friday night at 7:00pm...

Royal Highlanders (Simi Valley, CA), Marmonte League @ Westlake Warriors (Westlake Village, CA) Marmonte League

When: October 6, 2006 7:00 PM

Head Coaches:

Royal: Gene Uebelhardt

Westlake: Jim Benkert

 

Royal is currently 2-2 having played a very tough Chaminade (West Hills, CA) L 11-26, Hueneme (Oxnard, CA) W 27-0, Ventura (CA) W 24-21 and highly ranked Moorpark (CA) L 7-40.  They have 100 runs for 380 yards (3.8 avg.) & 35 completions in 84 attempts 480 yards (5.7 yards per Attempt) 3 Ints 3 TD's.  So they are pretty evenly balanced this year in their ratio, however their offensive production is down.

 

Defensively they are giving up a high 21 points per game, but have 17 sacks in 4 games.  This year's defense is giving up too many points, which puts higher pressure on the offense to score. 

 

By comparison, last year Royal was 6- 4, while having 391 runs for 2373 yards (6.1 avg.) 17 TD's & 53 completions in 139 attempts (38 %) for 696 yards (5.0 yards per attempt).  So they ran the ball very well last year and defensively they only gave up 17.7 points per game.

 

This Game is a rematch of last year which Royal won 24- 21 with 33 runs for 245 yards (7.4 avg.) & Returning Michael Long with 4 completions in 10 attempts for 105  (10.5 p/attempt) 1 Int 2 TD's.  Returning Playmakers Jared Debo had 9 Tackles and Cameron Flye had 10.

 

This year Royal has yet to establish that identity to excel and that will be a problem for them with this very good Westlake Team.

 

Westlake is Currently 4-0 after having played Basic (Henderson, NV) W 44-7, Saugus (CA) W 21-7, Hart (Newhall, CA) W 28-27 and the league opener with Newbury Park (CA) W 34-13.  They had 118 runs for 596 yards (5.0 avg.) 11 TD's & 60 completions in 96 attempts (62.5 avg.) for 877 yards (9.13 yards per pass) 2 Int's 6 TD's.  Defensively they are giving up only 13.5 point per game, 12 Sacks & 6 Int's.  This is a balanced ratio offense but with 9 yards a throw does not allow the defense to stack for the run.  This is a very dangerous team to play this year. 

 

Here is the contrast, ast year they were 3-7 with no playoff appearance, which is unusual for this excellent group of coaches.  In 2005 Westlake's defense was giving up 24.5 point per game.

 

Playmakers to Watch:

 

Royal

6'1" 165 Senior QB Michael Long has 30 completions in 67 attempts (44.8 %) for 426 yards 2 Int's 3 TD's and is the #1 Rusher with 27 runs for 133 yards (4.9 avg.) 4 TD's.

 

5'9" 200 Senior two way playmaker RB/DE Marcus Hunt is the #2 Rusher with 14 runs for 104 yards (7.4 avg.) & defensively is #2 in Sacks with 3.5 and #5 Tackler with 21.

6'4" 190 Senior WR/S Thomas McCormick is the #1 Receiver with 11 catches for 261 yards (23.7 avg.) 1 TD

 

6'2" 190 Senior WR/SS Joey Buttitta is the #2 Receiver with 8 catches for 80 yards (10.0 avg.)

 

Defensive Playmakers

5'9" 190 Junior LB Cameron Flye is the #1 Tackler with 60

5'10" 205 Senior LB Jared Debo is the #2 Tackler with 50 & #3 in Sacks with 3

6'0" 220 Senior LB Dylenn Ramirez is the #3 Tackler with 33

6'4" 190 190 Senior DE Jordan Callaway is # 1 in Sacks with 6 & #4 Tackler with 26

 

The Offensive Line

6'2" 275 Senior Jeremy Gilbert

Two up and coming lineman

6'2" 250 Junior Marco Andrade

6'1" 250 Junior Jon Quintana

 

 

Westlake:

6'1" 195 Senior QB Ryan Campbell has 48 completions in 80 attempts (60.%) for 721 yards 2 Int's 4 TD's & is the #4 Rusher with 31 carries for 103 yards ( 3.3 avg.) 4 TD's

 

5'11" 200 Senior WR Michael Streck-woodard is the #1 Receiver with 13 catches for 244 yards (18.8 avg.) 3 TD's & is the #3 Rusher with 9 carries for 118 yards (13.1 avg.)

 

6'2" 175 Junior WR Curtis Peterson is the #2 Receiver with 18 catches for 220 yards (12.2 avg.) 1 TD

 

5'9" 175 Senior RB/CB Byron Sells in the #2 Rusher with 40 carries for 177 yards (4.4 avg.) 2 TD's & defensively is #2 in Int's with 2

 

6'3" 180 Senior WR Patrick Erhart is the #3 Receiver with 8 catches for 149 yards (18.6 avg.)

 

Defensively Playmakers

5'10" 170 Sophomore SS Justin Lilley is the #1 Tackler with 33 and #1 in Int's with 2

5'10" 190 Senior LB Bradley Wangerin is the #2 Tackler with 26

5'10" 195 Senior LB Chase Calderon is the #3 Tackler with 26

6'1" 220 DE Evan Christiansen is #1 in Sacks with 3

5'11" 225 DL David Ruelas is #2 is Sacks with 3

 

The Offensive Line

6'2" 290 Senior Tyrone Duncan

Like Royal, Westlake has two up and coming linemen

6'2" 250 Junior Tommy Stuart

6'1" 250 Junior Craig Johnson

 


 

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