Friday, November 05, 1999

New Richmond (8-2) vs. London (10-0)

Today's playoff matchup

        • When: 7:30 p.m. today

        • Where: London High School, 336 Elm St., London.

        • Tickets: $5

        • Regular Season: These schools have never played in football but had one common opponent — Hillsboro. London downed the Indians 48-0 with New Richmond winning 35-6.

        • Playoff History: This will be London's fifth appearance but the Red Raiders' first since 1995. New Richmond is one of six Division III teams making a first appearance.

        • Credentials: London features a wide-open offense that averages nearly 45 points a game while New Richmond prefers keeping the ball on the ground while relying on the defense to keep it close.

        • Key Players: New Richmond: Junior quarterback Adam Armbruster has scored 80 points while rushing for 1,033 yards on 155 yards.

        • Key Statistics: London's defense is tough against the run, allowing fewer than 75 yards a game. If New Richmond is forced to throw the ball, it could turn into a long evening for the Lions.

        • If New Richmond wins: It would be the biggest victory in veteran coach Ron Bird's 30 years at the school where he is 184-109-5.

        • If London wins: The Red Raiders will be favored to challenge Columbus Bishop Watterson and Poland Seminary for the state title.


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