Game Preview: Folsom at Elk Grove

Folsom Bulldogs (Folsom, CA), Delta River League #3 @ Elk Grove Thundering Herd (Elk Grove, CA), Delta Valley League #1

Folsom Bulldogs (Folsom, CA), Delta River League #3 @ Elk Grove Thundering Herd (Elk Grove, CA), Delta Valley League #1

Kickoff: November 17, 2006 7:00 PM

 

Head Coaches:

Folsom: Kris Richardson

Elk Grove: David Hoskins

 

Folsom is currently 6-4 having played Bella Vista (Fair Oaks, CA) W 30-27, Oak Ridge (El Dorado Hills, CA) L 28-47, Ponderosa (Shingle Springs, CA) L 10-17, Franklin (Elk Grove, CA) W 35-29, Oakmont (Roseville, CA) W 49-28, Jesuit (Carmichael, CA) L 14-17, Monterey Trail (Elk Grove, CA) W 47-41, Sheldon (Sacramento, CA) L 14-41, Pleasant Grove (Elk Grove, CA) W 28-23, Florin (Sacramento, CA) W 30-22.

 

The Folsom Defense allows 29.2 points per game with 65 tackles per game, 14 Sacks, 16 Pass Defenses and 5 Int's.  Their Offense scores 28.5 with 320 runs for 1660 yards (5.19 avg.) 16 TD's & 189 pass completions in  305 attempts (62.0%) for 2688 yards (8.8 yards per throw) 12 Int's 22 TD's.  This is a Run Team but notice the 62% completion with 8.8 yards per throw.  This means the coaches have some flexibility to change it personality for this game.

 

Elk Grove is Currently 9-1 having played Wood (Vacaville, CA) W 35-0, Monterey Trail (Elk Grove, CA) W 49-14, Franklin (Stockton, CA) W 27-20, Galt (CA) W 35-7, Sheldon (Sacramento, CA) W 35-13, Laguna Creek (Elk Grove, CA) L 10-20,  Davis (CA) W 49-26, Nevada Union (Grass Valley, CA) W 30-15, Valley (Sacramento, CA) W 17-0 and Franklin (Elk Grove, CA) W 36-15.  This also is a Run Team.

 

The Elk Grove Defense allows a very good 13 points per game with 67.6 tackles per game, 17 Sacks, 23 Pass Defenses, 10 Fumble Recoveries and 16 Int's.  The Offense scores 32.3 points per game with 425 runs for 2822 yards (6.64 avg.) 38 TD's & 35 pass completions in 68 attempts (51.5%) for 681 yards 6 Int's 4 Td's

 

Playmakers to Watch:

Folsom

 

  • 6'1" 180 Junior QB Cary Grossart has 181 completions in 293 attempts (61.8%) for 2448 yards (8.35 yards per throw) 12 Int's 19 TD's and also is the #1 Rusher with 168 carries for 794 yards (4.73 avg.) 6 TD's
  • 6'0" 200 Junior RB Michael McElroy is the #2 Rusher with 58 carries for 346 yards (5.97 avg.) 5 TD's
  • 5'11" 195 Senior WR Trevor Hughes is the #1 Receiver with 46 catches for 723 yards (15.72 avg.) 8 TD's
  • 6'1" 150 Senior WR Steven Poore is the #2 Receiver with 32 catches for 577 yards (18.03 avg.) 5 TD's
  • 5'11" 165 Junior WR Joe Brinkmann is the #3 Receiver with 35 catches for 559 yards (15.97 avg.) 5 TD's

 

Defensive Playmakers

 

  • 6'0" 190 Junior LB Ryan Rau is the #1 Tackler with 17 tackles per game
  • 6'1" 215 Senior LB Mason Jones is the #2 Tackler with 8 tackles per game
  • 6'0" 185 Senior LB Cody Wilcox is the #3 Tackler with 6.4 per game
  • 5'10" 235 Senior DL Tyler Woods is the #4 Tackler with 5.6 per game and 6 Sacks
  • 6'3" 225 Senior DL Scott Ireland averages 5.1 tackles per game 

The Line has 3 lineman that average 302 and is led by

 

  • 6'3" 315 Senior Casey Callaway
  • 6'0" 312 Junior Lawrence Ryans
  • 6'1" 280 Senior Mike Reynolds

Elk Grove:

 

  • 5'11" 155 Junior QB Kevin Frank has 20 completions in 40 attempts (50.0%) for 364 yards 4 Int's 3 TD's and also is the #4 Rusher with 58 carries for 281yards (4.85 avg.) 7 TD's
  • 6'0" 175 2 way playmaker Senior RB Brannon Brooks is the #1 Rusher with 103 carries for 920 yards (8.93 avg.) 10 TD's.  Defensively Brannon has 4 Int's
  • 6'2" 220 2 way playmaker FB Jordan Glass is the #2 Rusher with 106 carries for 717 yards (6.76 avg.) 5 TD's.  Jordon is #2 in Tackles with 7.6 per game.  Jordon has 2 Division 1 Scholarship offers from Fresno and Utah St and more to come.
  • 6'1" 210 Senior RB Nick Nugent is the #3 Rusher with 94 carries for 477 yards (5.07 avg.) 13 TD's
  • 6'2" 190 2 way playmaker Junior WR Justin Meehan is the #1 Receiver with 9 catches for 222 yards (24.67 avg.).  Justin is the #4 Tackler with 5.7 per game and 5 Sacks
  • 6'5" 195 Junior WR Ryan Pearson is the #2 Receiver with 9 catches for 211 yards (23.44 avg.) 3 TD's
  • 5'6" 150 Senior RB Michael Lyttle is an exception Kick Returner with a 34.88 avg.

 

Defensive Playmakers

 

  • 6'1" 250 Senior LB Lincoln Togiai is the #1 Tackler with 8.8 tackles per game
  • 5'11" 235 Junior DL Joe Williams is the #3 Tackler with 6.6 per game
  • 6'2" 225 Senior DE Bryan Eisenbeisz averages 5.6 tackles per game & 4 Sacks
  • 6'3" 225 Senior DL Ben Thompson averages 5.2 tackles per game 

The Line has 3 guys that average 280 and is led by

  • 6'3" 295 Senior Charles Brallier
  • 6'7" 285 Senior John Tupou
  • 6'1" 260 Senior Daniel Srch

 

My Final Thoughts: 

Folsom is a run team that will get behind that big line and attempt to eat clock.  They will need to because Elk Grove can score points in bunches.  That big line needs to wear down Elk Grove and not give them the ball.  Folsom does have the ability to throw the ball and the QB make good decisions so they have a chance to shock the world here.  Elk Grove, as long as they are not playing from behind, will control the ball on the ground.  They won't give Folsom much time to run their ball control offense.  Their defense is about as stingy as they come.  This will be a good game to watch if you like super running backs.  That Elk Grove Glass kid is a big time player and you need to go see him play.

 


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