Rams Radio Report #7
Friday Night the Rams traveled to the Doghouse and fell to the Livonia Bulldogs 36 to 0.
It is the second straight loss to the Bulldogs. Last year it was 42-6. Livonia has outscored Bath the last two years 78-6.
The Rams are now 11 and 10 all time under Coach Carroll against Livonia and 5 and 6 at the Doghouse. This is the 5th time Livonia has shut out the Rams.
Bath has shut out Livonia 6 times.
So 11 out of the 21 games. Somebody has been held scoreless.
The Rams have scored 362 points in the 21 games. An average of 17.2. While Livonia has scored 360. An average of 17.1
At Livonia Bath has scored 172 points. an average of 15.6. While the Bulldogs have scored 213. An average of 19.3.
Yet the average margin of victory in all of those games is 21.2
Livonia improves to 6 and 1. The Rams held Livonia to their second lowest scoring output of the year. Hornell held Livonia to 35.
6 of the 36 points came on a fumble recovery and return for a TD.
So the Livonia Offense only scored 4 TD's in the game.
Pretty good for the Black Shirt Defense which was facing the highest scoring team in Section V. Averaging just over 47 points per game.
Livonia also has the 3rd stingiest team n Section V with their 49 points allowed. They have 4 shut outs. That is the most in Section V.
The Bulldogs are the 2 seed in Class B. It was a big win for the Bulldogs. They are now on the opposite side of the brackets from Batavia and Hornell.
Both teams have gotten the better of the Bulldogs in past sectional play.
Livonia is looking to go to their 6 title game in the last 9 years. 5 in the last 7 and 3 out of the last 4.
John Gammon is now 29 and 7 at Livonia in his 4 years.
The Rams ran the ball 40 times for 155 yards.
Tyler Fnch lead the team with 17 carries and 72 yards. C. DiDomineck had 9 carries for 36 yards and Noah Hockaday had 6 carries for 21 yards.
Hockaday completed one pass for 7 yards.
On Defesne the Black Shirts were lead by Trevor Boss with 6 tackles and a fumble recovery.
B. Finch, D. Rickard and S. Walden all had 5 tackles.
Brody Brotz had 4 tackles and a Sack
The Rams D had a interpecption and a fumble recovery.
The Rams were held to their lowest rushing and total offensive output of the year.
The Rams have not been shut out since Week 5 of the 2013 season. That is 41 games ago
The only two losses come to Livonia and Hornell this year. The number 1 and 2 highest scoring teams and the 3rd and 5th stingiest D's in Section V.
Bath is now 5 and 2 and the 4th seed in Sectionals.
The Rams will host the 5th seeded Marcus Whitman Wildcats who are also 5 and 2.
Whitman is out of the Finger Lakes West. They came in 3rd. Behind Clyde Savannah and Red Jacket. The only two losses they had this year.
Coach Carroll at Bath is 3 and 1 against Whitman.
The last time these two played was in the CF Bowl Title game in 2013. The Rams traveled to Rushville. After a slow start. The Rams pulled away with a 51-13 victory. In that game the Rams ran the ball 54 times for 370 yards and 6TD's. The Defense had 1 interception and 3 fumble recoveries.
The last time Whitman came to Bath was on a Saturday Week 1 of the 2000 season. Bath won that game. 23 to 12
The only loss Coach Carroll has against Whitman is from 1997 in the Sectional Semi Finals. When the Wildcasts won 20-14.
In the 4 games the Rams have scored 129 points. An average of 32.25 points. Whitman has scored 46 points. An average of 11.5 points.
The Rams average margin of victory in this series is 29.6 points per game.
The Rams have scored 225 points this year. An average of 32.14 points per game. That is good for 13th highest in Section V.
Whitman has scored 226. That is an average of 32.28. They are 12th in Section V.
On the Defensive side of the ball. The Rams have given up 151 points. An average of 21.57. Which makes them 33rd in Points Against. Whitman has given up 140 points. An average of 20 per game. They are 30th in Section V.
DiDomineck has over 2600 rushing yards, Finch has over 2100 rushing yards in his career. Ordway has over 1100 rushing yards in his career.
So the backfield has run for over 6000 yards combined and 87 rushing TD's.
If you include QB Hockaday and all purpose TD's
The backfield has 97 TD's and 678 points.
The O line has blocked for 294 running plays for 2195 yards this year and 28 rushing TD's.
That is an average of 313 yards and game and 4 rushing TD's and a per carry average of 7.46.
Coach Carroll is 12 and 8 in the 1st round of sectionals. He is also 25 and 12 vs FLAA teams. He is 9 and 1 in the regular season. The only loss coming in his first year. Week 2 of the 1992 season when the Rams lost to Dundee.
He is 4 and 3 in Pool Play against FLAA teams and 12-8 vs FLAA teams in sectionals.
In the last 25 games against FLAA teams. The Rams are 19-6. The only losses coming to ERG twice, Geneva twice and then Midlakes in Pool Play in 2005 and Wayne in Pool Play in 1999.
The Rams have been dominant on Saturday's. In their last 20 games played on Saturday. Home or away. 16-4.
With a win on Saturday over Whitman. The Rams would advance to their 4th straight Semi Final game and 5 out of the last 6.
That has only happened once before under Coach Carroll going to 4 straight Semi's. From '93 to "96.
You can hear the game on Saturday starting at 12:15PM with the Countdown To Kickoff show with the Coaches Corner. On the radio at 1380 WABH. 100.3FM. Online at 1380wabh.com, and with our FREE tunein app. Just download the app and look up "Hometown Bath".