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Ravenna ready to host Roosevelt

By mikeb Published: October 9, 2009

Ravenna enters tonight’s rivalry matchup with visiting Kent Roosevelt with a perfect record in the Portage Trail Conference Metro Division.]ep

The Ravens (4-2, 3-0) defeated host Crestwood 40-0 last week by rushing on every offensive play. That’s right, Ravenna never attempted a pass in the entire game.]ep

Ravenna assistant football coach Chuck Harris said the Ravens have to play fundamentally sound to beat Roosevelt (5-1, 2-1).]ep

“Kent has a good program and the rivalry between Kent and Ravenna has always
lea to a tough game,” Harris said. “In order for us to win this week's game, we are going
to have to hold on to the ball, control the clock and come at them hard defensively.”]ep

Ravenna came at Crestwood quickly last week and led 26-0 at halftime. The Ravens led 40-0 after the third quarter.]ep

“Several positives came from the outcome of winning last week's game; we
controlled the clock well, moved the ball effectively in good football weather, and reduced turnovers and penalties,” Harris said. “Defensively we moved to the
ball well and were able to get another shutout.”]ep

Harris said Ravens senior quarterback Zach Thomas, senior running back Parnell Taylor and junior running back Stephen Wilmington “had an excellent game at Crestwood.”]ep

Taylor rushed for 223 yards and three touchdowns on 21 carries to pace the offense. Wilmington rushed for 75 yards and two touchdowns on seven carries and Thomas carried the ball five times for 93 yards and one touchdown.]ep

Ravenna had ten different ball carriers in last week's game. They gained 445
yards on 51 carries; we never threw the ball in the game against Crestwood
last week.

Harris stressed that Ravenna must cut down on turnovers and penalties.]ep

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