NEW BETHLEHEM, Pa. (EYT) – The Kerle Tire Company Game of the Week continues on Saturday afternoon as District 9 playoff action begins with the Redbank Valley Bulldogs taking on the Coudersport Falcons. All of the action can be seen and heard live on ExploreTV and ExploreRadio. Live streaming video of the game is brought to you by Redbank Chevrolet and Dubrook.
Airtime for the Kerle Tire Pregame Show is at 3:30 p.m. with Mike Kalinowski and Dave Katis. Kickoff is set for 4:00 p.m.
ABOUT THE GAME
Coudersport at Redbank Valley
The #2 seeded Redbank Valley Bulldogs will face the #3 seeded Coudersport Falcons in the first round of the D9 Class A playoffs. Redbank Valley is a perfect 4-0 on the season, defeating Union/A-C Valley and Keystone to top the Small School South Division. Redbank Valley’s defense is tenacious, and the Bulldogs have only allowed 14 total points in four games this season. Joe Mansfield leads the Bulldogs with 7.5 tackles for a loss and 4.5 sacks, while Hudson Martz has a team-high 27 tackles, including 7.5 tackles for a loss. The Bulldogs love to run the football, rushing for just over 150 yards per game. Martz and Ray Shreckengost are the top ball carriers for the Bulldogs, and both average around 50 rushing yards per game.
Last week, Coudersport fell to 4-1 in 2020 after losing their first game in nearly two years against Smethport. The Falcons will be eager to get back on the winning track against Redbank Valley. The Falcons’ famed triple option offense has powered Coudersport to 276 rushing yards per game this season, with both quarterback Hayden Keck and running back Brandt Kightlinger averaging over 100 yards per game on the ground. Coudersport’s defense has been beyond exceptional at forcing turnovers, snagging eight interceptions and recovering 17 fumbles in only five games.
One Thing to Watch: The matchup should be an intriguing battle of rushing defenses. Ball security will be the name of the game for the Bulldogs, who must avoid costly turnovers to put points on the board. Meanwhile, in last week’s loss, Coudersport struggled to adapt once Smethport shut down the Falcons’ triple option attack. Will Coudersport find another method of attack if Redbank is able to stuff the run?
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