LAST MEETING — W-G scored a pair of defensive touchdowns, adding five scores on the ground and one in the air en route to a 56-25 win on the road. The Hawks rushed for 305 yards and passed for 149 while allowing the Bulldogs 55 passing yards and 230 rushing. Marshall Nieland had a solid game for W-G in the win, catching a 66-yard TD pass and returning an interception 33 yards for another score.
ABOUT THE HAWKS — W-G has a 222-102 edge in points scored this year and has rushed for 2,174 yards and 24 scores on 372 carries, an average of 5.8 yards per run. Nieland is fourth in Class A with 1,177 yards on 187 carries with 12 TDs. Dylan Garland (55-364, 4 TDs), Michael Connor (59-345, 8 TDs). Race Brant (20-132) and Cole Ashman (33-130) have also seen plenty of action running the pigskin. Ashman is 50-83-4 for 867 yards and seven TDs in the air, with Tanner Canova (14-329, 7 TDs), Nieland (17-270) and Brant (12-173) the primary targets. The defense has made 13 interceptions and fallen on nine opposition fumbles. The squad is led in tackles by Connor (75) and Dylan Nixon (71).
ABOUT THE BULLDOGS — Bedford’s lone victory is a 27-19 win over the Woodward Academy in week three. The team has been outscored, 323-110, this year, an average of 40.4 to 13.8 points per game. Bedford has rushed nearly as many times as W-G (372) with 359 carries, but has just 1,354 yards to show for it, an average of only 3.8 ypc. They have scored 11 times on the ground. A total of 16 different Bulldogs have carries, with Justin Folkers (104-417, 2 TDs), Jonathan Cox (84-295, 2 TDs), Mason Brown (32-192, 1 TD) and Noah Thornton (42-184, 3 TDs) the top rushers. Isaac Wood is 37-79-3 for 502 yards and six TDs passing, with Deiontae Moss (7-205, 3 TDs) and Brown (16-140, 1 TD) his lead targets. Bedford has recovered seven fumbles and intercepted five passes, with 71 tackles from Thornton and 60 from Cox leading the defense.