September 27, 2011

Football Preview: Week 5 at Shenandoah

Greensboro (0-3, 0-0)
at
Shenandoah (1-2, 0-0)

Saturday, October, 1 -- 7:00 p.m.
Winchester, Virginia
Shentec Stadium (grass)

Greensboro Pride
Head Coach: Randy Hunt (12-18 overall, 4th season; 6-15 at Greensboro, 3rd season)
Formations: Offense: Spread; Defense: Multiple
2011 Stat Leaders:
Rushing: Robert Byrd (33 for 97, 1 TD)
Passing: Ryan Throndset (26-51-1 for 120 yds, 0 TD)
Receptions: Dexter Russell Jr. (8 for 48 yds, 0 TD); Joey Porter (7 for 55, 0 TD)
Tackles: Allen Stallings (34 TT, 5 TFL)

2011 Schedule/Results
9/3 Guilford L 7-27
9/10 at Emory & Henry L 0-38
9/17 at The Apprentice SchoolL 7-9
10/1 AT SHENANDOAH* 7 PM
10/8 AVERETT* 1 PM
10/15 NC WESLEYAN* (HC) 1 PM
10/22 at Ferrum* 1 PM
10/29 CHRIS. NEWPORT* 1 PM
11/5 at Maryville 1:30 PM
11/12 METHODIST* 1 PM

Shenandoah Hornets
Head Coach: Paul Barnes (10th season)
Formations:
2011 Stat Leaders:
Rushing: Carl Joseph (51 for 247 yds, 0 TD); Daniel Wright (16 for 36, 3 TD)
Passing: Daniel Wright (55-94-4, 167 yds, 9 TD)
Receptions: Qiydaar Murphy (21 for 255 yds, 2 TD); Rico Wallace (17 for 407, 7 TD) 
Tackles: Josh Rogers (29 TT, 5 TFL), Byron Mitchell (29 TT)

2011 Schedule/Results
9/3 STEVENSON W 49-21
9/10 BRIDGEWATER L 23-28
9/17 at Randolph-Macon L 29-36
10/1 GREENSBORO* (HC) 7 PM
10/8 at Christopher Newport* 7 PM
10/15 MARYVILLE* 4 PM
10/22 at Methodist* 1 PM
10/29 FERRUM* 7 PM
11/5 at Averett* 1 PM
11/12 at NC Wesleyan* 1 PM

The Series: Greensboro leads 6-5.
Series History: '10 SU 44-16; '09 GC-20; '08 SU 35-14; '07 SU 33-7; '06 SU 36-10; '05 GC 34-27; '04 GC 24-19; '03 SU 29-13; '02 GC 24-21 OT; '01 GC 26-17; '00 GC 35-13

Last Season's Meeting: The Pride was handed a 44-16 loss in the season finale at home to Shenandoah.  Kall Daniels led the Greensboro attack with two touchdowns on the day.  Chad Adams put The Pride on the board first with a 41-yard field goal just four minutes into the contest.  The Hornets muffed the ensuing kick-off, setting Greensboro up with a chance to extend the lead.  The Pride were unable to convert, however, turning the ball over on downs.  Shenandoah answered with the next thirty points until Daniels plunged into the endzone from seven yards out just prior to half.  The Hornets tacked on a touchdown in the third quarter and one early in the fourth to put the game out of reach.  Daniels put the final points on the board for Greensboro on another seven-yard run.  Overall, Shenandoah outgained The Pride in total offense by a margin of 394-142.

Game Notes: Saturday's game marks the USA South Conference opener for both teams...Shenandoah is entering its final season as a member of the USA South...Greensboro's Allen Stallings broke the career school record for unassisted tackles after tallying eight against Apprentice...Stallings now has 138 solo stops for his career and is now just 26 tackles away from the all-time school record...The Greensboro defense was opportunistic against Apprentice, forcing seven fumbles and recovering four...The four fumble recoveries marked a school game record...Travis Welch recovered three of those fumbles, setting a new individual single game record...The Pride offense has put the ball on the ground six times this season, losing five...Shenandoah has thrown for 819 yards  this season, the sixth best in school history...Hornets quarterback Daniel Wright needs three touchdown passes to equal the school record for touchdown passes in a season...Wide receiver Rico Wallace is two touchdown receptions away from holding a new school record...