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TOPEKA (KSNT) – From now on, Sunday night’s game will be played in Tampa. But, because of Hurricane Ian, that game could potentially be moved to a common location in Minnesota.

On various sportsbooks, the Chiefs currently occupy between -1 and -1.5 favor over the Buccaneers.
But if the game is moved to US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, sports bettors could very well see that line move.

“I could see the line definitely swinging more toward Kansas City being a minus three, maybe even a minus four by the time we get to Sunday,” said The Athletic writer Gene Clemons.

With the game up in the air on where it is being played, it is best to wait for a sport to see what the odds are on Sunday.

“Certainly I would wait,” said top sportsman Chad Gray. “See where the lines move. My gut feeling is that it probably favors Brady and the Bucs that way. It’s indoors, less environmental factors than it might have outdoors.

But if the game is moved, Charlie Rhoades has a different take on the seven-time Superbowl champion and the Bucs.

“I think it’s going to take [Tom Brady] out of his element a bit where he doesn’t have his audience now,” top sportsman Charlie Rhoades said. “He had to change his plans at the last minute. The leaders were already traveling. Think Mahomes and they’ll be fine. I think the spread will actually favor them a bit more.

But in the end, it doesn’t matter who you go with…

“Whichever side you’re on, you probably won’t see people dusting the other side,” Clemons said. “Because I think if you’re pro-Kansas City as the best, three points won’t change anything. If you’re pro-Tampa Bay, now that you get three runs, that obviously won’t change your bet. But you might see people double down and bet a second bet on the same sort of thing.

If Sunday night’s game changes venue, it wouldn’t be the first time. A game changed venue due to weather in 2021 when the Saints and Packers ended up playing in Jacksonville due to Hurricane Ida.

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Mason Rice is enjoying a healthy run as a senior with Bryan’s football team http://fc-dnepr.com/mason-rice-is-enjoying-a-healthy-run-as-a-senior-with-bryans-football-team/ Thu, 29 Sep 2022 02:15:00 +0000 http://fc-dnepr.com/mason-rice-is-enjoying-a-healthy-run-as-a-senior-with-bryans-football-team/

Bryan Viking’s roots run deep for Mason Rice.

As the son of a Bryan coach, the linebacker remembers attending games, watching practices and hanging around the field. Since Rice was about 3 years old, her father Matt Rice has served as the team’s safeties and cornerbacks coach.

And Rice remembers looking up to guys like former Bryan cornerback VJ Banks, safety Gus Hancock, running back Kee Kee Johnson, punter Tyler Slaydon and the list goes on.

“I mean honestly, I tried to learn all their names and be friendly with them,” Rice said. “Some names escape me.”






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Now as a senior, Rice is influencing the next generation, just as previous Vikings did to him.

“It’s really neat because from the time I said I was 6, I’ve always looked up to college guys,” Rice said. “Man, these guys are so cool. Now to become one of those and even think like all the kids…I mean, we’re raising five all kinds of middle school and elementary school kids who come out at halftime and at the stadium.

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“It’s really cool to think how influential you are to other people and stuff like that. I know we’ve been to some elementary schools after couple games and helped the kids get out of their cars and say hello to them in the morning. It’s just cool to know that you’re impacting the kids and influencing them in a positive way.

As a junior, Rice was called up to college but broke his thumb in the second quarter of the team’s opener last season. The broken thumb sidelined him for four weeks. When he returned, he said he was unable to play at the level he would have liked because he had missed so much time.

This season, he is making up for lost time as he has 31 tackles and two interceptions, including a return for a touchdown.

“I have a lot of fun playing football,” Rice said. “I see it as a really fun game, and I think it’s really cool to go through the process from week to week, because I didn’t have that last year. You don’t hurt all the Friday nights and then you wake up and have to start all over again. I think part of doing that for six games in a row is pretty fun now. It’s part of the whole football experience. I feel a lot more involved this year , for sure.

Rice will look to help Bryan (3-2, 0-1) earn his first win of the season in District 12-6A when the Vikings play at Copperas Cove (2-2, 0-0) at 7:30 p.m. Friday.

Rice played all-around defense starting at college safety before moving to cornerback as a rookie. As a sophomore, he began moving closer to the line of scrimmage as an outside linebacker/safety hybrid.

“I never objected to it,” Rice said of the move to linebacker. “I’m always very open to whatever the coaches want. I think it was the coaches’ decision to move me to outside linebacker in second year, but I like the idea.

Rice began to grow in the role as a sophomore, and he credits two of his coaches for helping him grow. His dad is one of them for instilling a hard work mentality on and off the court, and the other is coach Tarin Mitchell when he was at Bryan.

“He pushed a lot of kids. He brought a lot of energy, quite similar to how [head coach Ricky Tullos] a,” Rice said. “He got us all excited, and we all stayed after practice and went to work together. And it was probably one of the biggest growing seasons I’ve had since I started playing in seventh grade.

The movement along defense hasn’t stopped this year as the versatile defenseman has played both outside and inside linebacker. Rice has spent two games this season at inside linebacker and the other three at outside linebacker.

“At the end of the day, he’s always had a phenomenal work ethic, just a phenomenal kid and student-athlete on and off the court,” Tullos said. “I just think his level of play continues to rise, just that he becomes more familiar with what we are trying to accomplish. He understands defense. He understands what we’re trying to do, and I think every time you think less because you’re used to it and you’re comfortable, your game is going to elevate. I think that’s what we see with Mason.

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East Orange Campus HS football team cruise past Bloomfield for first win of the season – Essex News Daily http://fc-dnepr.com/east-orange-campus-hs-football-team-cruise-past-bloomfield-for-first-win-of-the-season-essex-news-daily/ Tue, 27 Sep 2022 13:59:49 +0000 http://fc-dnepr.com/east-orange-campus-hs-football-team-cruise-past-bloomfield-for-first-win-of-the-season-essex-news-daily/

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EAST ORANGE, NJ – The East Orange Campus High School football team earned a 52-12 victory over Bloomfield on Saturday afternoon, September 24 at Paul Robeson Stadium. It was the first win of the season for the Jaguars, who improved to 1-3.

The East Orange campus Jaguars had an agenda this week when a surging Bloomfield Bengals team came calling for their annual big cat fight. East Orange, after losing three games in a row, arrived intent on entering the win column with anything and everything in their arsenal. Bloomfield was riding a wave of luck after losing their first two games, to Nutley and West Orange, in blowouts, but bounced back to take out Livingston in an old-fashioned shootout, giving their head coach Mike Carter his 135th victory .

East Orange, led by senior receiving duo Joshua Richards and BJ Covington, along with junior quarterback Kyree Fisher and senior lineman Elijah Pullins, clouded Bloomfield’s day during the game.

Bloomfield, led by double quarterbacks Joey Jones and Trevor Frantantoni, along with hard-nosed running back Jayden Evans, found the end zone first after trading fumbles in the opening seconds of the game. The Jags pounced on the game-opening kickoff on an inbounds kick, but the Bengals immediately snatched the ball away on the first play from scrimmage. With this opportunity, Bloomfield has taken full advantage of it. Frantantoni found wide receiver Nathaniel Brown on a play of third-and-nine, throwing a 47-yard fingertip catch into the breadbasket for the game’s first score. It was just the first punch, or so we thought, as East Orange counter-punched with their own immediate response.

From their own 35-yard line, the Jags found a few cracks in the Bengals defense early. They sent running back Irijah Wright into the teeth of the Bengals defense early and often. The Jaguars took control of the ball, going for 65 yards in seven plays, culminating in a screen pass from Fisher to Wright which Wright immediately hopped onto the freeway for a 46-yard touchdown with 3:17 left in the first quarter.

Once again the Bengals threw another punch into the end zone. With the help of key penalties, a big run from Evans and a big pass from Jones to wide receiver James Fields, putting Bloomfield within striking distance on the East Orange 25-yard line, Frantantoni dropped an absolute dime on Brown for a 25-yard drive, giving Bloomfield the provisional lead at 12-6. But the Jaguars backlash was just as quick as the first. First, there was the issue of a punt, which put the ball back in the Bengals’ hands, but that wasn’t what created their response. It was the fact that the Jaguar defense pulled off a key sack from defensive end Kymanie Deacon that forced Bloomfield to earn their second touchdown. Recovering the ball with just 3:18 left in the half, East Orange proceeded to move the ball 60 yards in four plays, when the East Orange quarterback fired three straight strikes at Richards and Covington, Richards hooking a juggling ball in the air while trailing two Bloomfield defenders home, tying the game at 12-12 before halftime.

On the other side of the half, the Jaguars were all business as they received the kickoff to start the third quarter. Fisher and Richards were clear on what they were looking to do when they hung on for a 55-yard bomb with just 11:43 left in the third quarter, East Orange taking the lead for the first time in the game, 20- 12, after converting to 2 points. The Jags would continue to score at will as Fisher connected with Richards on a 10-yard dart for the 26-12 stretch. Wright, who finished with 151 yards on nine carries and two touchdowns as well as his two receptions for 52 yards and a score, would face Bloomfield’s defense head-on down the middle, leaving a sea of ​​Bengals in his wake for an 11-touchdown from yards with 4:19 left in the third quarter and a 34-12 lead.

East Orange found its roar by keeping the pressure on Bloomfield in the fourth quarter. Deacon picked up his second sack of the day, giving his offense another chance in the end zone. Fisher took another big hit, finding wide receiver Michael Henderson for a 45-yard reception, setting up a silent 2-yard punch by Wright to put the game out of reach at 40-12. That’s when the Jags defense decided to have fun scoring. From his defensive back position, Richards peddled a Frantantoni pass aimed at his favorite target, Brown, picking the ball up in the air as if taking a defensive rebound off the backboard of the basketball court. While managing to stay in bounds, Richards returned the ball for 58 yards – and it was 46-12. But the final highlight was when Bloomfield took possession of the ball on his own 31-yard line after kick-off. Jones mishandled the snap as Jaguar’s front line crashed into him. In the middle of that was Deacon, who collected the offered ball and rumbled for the final score of 52-12.

“We were hoping for things to go well,” Carter said after the game. “We were looking to keep our momentum going, but East Orange’s size and speed wore us down.” He went on to say that East Orange shifted gears and were too physical in the second half, which made the game more difficult for the Bengals.

Overall, Jaguars head coach John Jacob agreed with the outcome of the game, then telling his team not to celebrate the result but to celebrate the production and performance. He said his team is growing and becoming more comfortable as they begin to have their own identity apart from previous teams.

East Orange will claim this win and begin the difficult task of preparing for the next game as they head down the road to visit vaunted rival Montclair at Woodman Field on Saturday October 1 for a 13-man kick-off. hours. East Orange will remain on the road to play West Orange in the Battle of the Oranges on October 7 before returning home on October 15 to meet Passaic County Tech for the homecoming. Bloomfield will host the Dickinson Bulldogs of Jersey City at Foley Field on Friday, September 30, before hitting the road for two weeks to face Columbia and Barringer, then close out the regular season with Belleville.

Photos courtesy of Kerry E. Porter.

]]> Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA): The Dark Art of Corruption http://fc-dnepr.com/federation-internationale-de-football-association-fifa-the-dark-art-of-corruption/ Tue, 27 Sep 2022 06:37:57 +0000 http://fc-dnepr.com/federation-internationale-de-football-association-fifa-the-dark-art-of-corruption/

By Satvik Shubham

FIFA, a governing body for futsal, beach football and, most importantly, association football. Founded in 1904 to oversee the international games, the body now consists of 211 national associations. Although FIFA may seem like a global entity to some, it certainly does not set the rules for the beautiful game. However, they enforce that in their competitions. One of the organization’s main financial streams would be sponsorship revenue, earned through tournaments and other competitions held by the federation. In fact, FIFA recorded a positive net revenue stream of ($1.2 billion) for the period 2015-2018, a lucrative sum from sponsorship deals and other off-pitch projects.

Any multi-billion dollar organization comes with controversy, sources of income, incentives and intentions are all questioned, especially as they are big stakeholders in the future of the sport which is enjoyed in the whole world. The governing body has been linked to scandals such as rigging, bribery, bribery and incentive selection for two decades.

Now let’s move on to the real subject, the acts of corruption that FIFA allegedly committed. Well, speculation resurfaced recently, when the venue for the 2022 FIFA World Cup was announced in Qatar in 2010 (lack of) nature of building infrastructure for the massive event. For about 8 years, Russia and Qatar have been suspected of a scandal involving bribes, in their charge of hosting the coveted competition. In October 2021, the United States Department of Justice said that representatives of both nations had bribed FIFA, to secure victory in their bids for the respective competitions. Qatar, a small state with scorching temperatures, won the bid over the United States, in a voting selection that included two officials who had sold their say in the bid for an unconfirmed sum. While the 2018 World Cup in Russia was also under scrutiny, Qatar faced yet another backlash, once it was discovered it would be a ‘Winter World Cup’ , beginning in November and ending in December.

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Now let’s move on to the faces of corruption as far as this federation is concerned: Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini. Blatter is a Swiss football official, who served as FIFA President from 1998 to 2015, while Michel Platini has a slightly different heritage, considered by many to be one of the greatest football players of all time, winning the very coveted Ballon d’Or winner three times, and known for serving as UEFA president from 2007 to 2016. While neither man is a stranger to controversy, they have been criticized for a plethora of reasons, Blatter for his track record of financial mismanagement and global corruption, and Platini for similar reasons, including ethics violations.

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First, assess Sepp Blatter, a man who had been accused of numerous cases of budget misallocation during his long career. An example would be an allegation regarding FIFA’s partnership with ISL, which collapsed, resulting in a loss (-$100m) for the organization. However, the file handed over to the Swiss authorities provoked little negative reaction for the president, with FIFA having to pay the costs.

As for Platini, he was banned in 2015 due to an ethics violation by FIFA, as part of a ban that was to last until 2023. He and Blatter were the subject of a formal investigation into this and for an alleged payment made by Blatter of ($2). m) to Platini, before his run for the presidency of FIFA. On December 21, 2015, Blatter and Platini were both found guilty of ethics violations, which led to a ban from the sport until 2023.

The 2015 corruption case was one of the organization’s biggest, if not the biggest scandal. In May 2014, 14 people were charged by the FBI with racketeering and bodily money laundering. Many allegations were at the center of this, ranging from a claim that Qatari officials paid FIFA ($1.5m) to host the 2022 World Cup, to claims that Nike paid over $40 million to be the main merchandise supplier to the Brazil national team at the coveted competition. Prior to these allegations, there was concrete support, with former FIFA president Joao Havelange taking kickbacks from millions of companies claiming television rights for the 2002 and 2006 World Cups.

Despite these allegations and the mounds of controversy in which FIFA has found them, why does it matter these days? Well, as of July 2022, Blatter and Platini have been cleared of all legal charges, because ultimately the shady allegations aren’t concrete. Prosecutors initially accused the two former FIFA officials of illegally striking a $2 million deal that would see Platini on the winning side. Both men came forward saying that “justice has been served”, despite numerous supporting claims claiming otherwise. However, overall FIFA is an organization that does not shy away from making occasional allegations and allegations of corruption, mostly related to corruption and the FIFA World Cup, the current FIFA President , Gianni Infantino, is seen as a common enemy of Michel Platini and Sepp Blatter, who claimed Infantino was trying to destroy their reputation.

The author is an aspiring journalist going to Michigan State University through 2026, building his portfolio while simultaneously pursuing a degree in journalism.

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Week 3 NFL ‘Monday Night Football’ Game Picks and Predictions http://fc-dnepr.com/week-3-nfl-monday-night-football-game-picks-and-predictions/ Mon, 26 Sep 2022 23:36:50 +0000 http://fc-dnepr.com/week-3-nfl-monday-night-football-game-picks-and-predictions/

The 2022 NFL season is officially underway. Week 2 is in the books and, as always, provided plenty of entertainment. There were a number of great games as well as some top team disappointments in Week 3 as well, and we saw the Atlanta Falcons finally enter the win column against the Seattle Seahawks.

To conclude this week, Monday Night Football once again presents a healthy dose of Dallas Cowboys (1-1). Interestingly, the Cowboys are actually slight underdogs for the New York Giants (2-0), who haven’t played very well so far but managed to win their first two games.

Let’s get straight into tonight’s picks, which I’ll make based on a straight money line (i.e. picking the winner). I will still provide information on the spread and over/under, for those who are interested. Down below, I’ll show the rest of the staff picks for the game.

All ratings are taken from DraftKings Sportsbook and are subject to change. View current odds here.

Monday Night Football: Dallas Cowboys (1-1) vs. New York Giants (2-0)

The pick: Cowboys (-105)

Spread: Giants -1 | Over/Under: 38.5 | Moneyline: Giants -115, Cowboys -105

This one is a tough call. None of these teams inspire much confidence. The Giants are finding ways to win games, which is commendable, while the Cowboys are currently without Dak Prescott but remain competitive thanks to strong defense. I think the winning streak is ending for the Giants thanks to dominant defensive play from Dallas.

Choice of staff

What are your picks and predictions for tonight Monday night football matches?

Dimensions/lines subject to change. The T&Cs apply. See draftkings.com/sport bets for more details.

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How does American football betting work? http://fc-dnepr.com/how-does-american-football-betting-work/ Sun, 25 Sep 2022 01:37:02 +0000 http://fc-dnepr.com/how-does-american-football-betting-work/

American football betting is a popular way to bet on the sport. There are many ways to bet on the game, but using a point spread is the most common.

The point spread is the number of points the favorite team should earn. This article will tell you how to bet on American football and how it works.

American football betting odds

If you want to bet on American football, you need to understand how odds work. Below are some American football betting odds that you will often come across:

1. Moneyline Odds

This is a bet on your favorite team to win the match without any points difference. The favorite team will have negative odds (eg -200), which means you will have to bet $200 to win $100. The underdog team will have positive odds (eg +300), meaning a $100 bet will net you $300.

2. Moneyline Parlays

A moneyline parlay is a single bet that connects more than one bet placed on different games. The key to winning a moneyline parlay is to find value in each leg of the bet. In our example, you would need to believe that the 49ers are a better team than the Rams and the Seahawks are a better team than the Cardinals.

3. Fractional Odds

Fractional odds are very popular in American football betting. They are sometimes referred to as “traditional” or “UK” odds. These odds allow you to calculate the amount of money you are likely to win based on the amount of money you bet.

To calculate your potential winnings using fractional odds, simply multiply the amount you bet by the odds. So if you bet $100 on a team with odds of 3/1, you will win $300 if they win the game.

Different types of bets

In American football, there are a variety of different types of bets that can be made. Below is a brief overview of some of the most popular bet types:

1. American Football Lines

When you bet on American football, you may encounter several types of lines.

The point spread is the number of points that bettors believe will be one team’s margin of victory over another. For example, if the point spread is 7, then odds takers, such as This sitebelieve the team favored to win will win by 7 points.

2. Over-Under Bet

In an over-under bet, the bookmaker fixes a number for the combined score of the two teams. The bettors then bet whether the final score will be higher or lower than this number.

The over-under bet is a popular way to bet on American football because it offers even money odds. If you bet $100 on the over, you will win $100 if the final score is 49 points or more. If the final score is 48 points or less, you will lose your $100 bet.

3. Futures and Futures Betting

When it comes to betting on American football, there are several ways to do it. One way is to bet on futures and futures contracts. This means that you are betting on which team will win a match or tournament at some point in the future. The odds for these bets are usually very good, and if you choose wisely you can win a lot of money.

4. Winning margin bets

It is a bet on the margin of victory. For example, you can place a bet that a team will win by more than 10 points. Margin bets can be made on both the point spread and the moneyline.

5. In-Play Betting

In-play betting offers many online sportsbooks that allow players to schedule new bets while playing. It can be a great way to get in on the action if you’re feeling lucky or just want to add some excitement to the game you’re watching.

You will need to find a bookmaker that offers this feature to place an in-play bet. Once you find one, you will need to create an account and deposit money into it. Once you have done this, you will be able to browse through the bookmaker’s in-play betting options and choose the one you want to bet on.

Generally, you can place three types of bets during a live betting session: pre-match, live and post-match. Pre-match bets are those you place before the event starts, while live bets are those you place while the event is in progress. Post-match bets, as you might have guessed, are those you place after the event is over.

6. Score Accessories

In American football, score prop betting is a type of bet that allows you to bet on the specific outcome of a drive or play. This can include runs scored; yards gained, turnovers, etc.

Scoring accessories can be found for NFL and college football games. They can be placed as pre-match bets or live during the match.

When betting on score props, you will want to pay attention to the specific odds offered. These may vary depending on the bookmaker you are using.

Some common partition accessories include:

  • Total first half points – This is a bet on the total number of points scored in the first half of the match.
  • First half spread – This is a bet on the points spread for the first half of the match.
  • Second half total points – This is a bet on the total number of points scored in the second half of the match.
  • Second half spread – This is a bet on the points spread for the second half of the match.
  • Half time score – This is a bet on what the score will be at halftime.
  • Final score – This is a bet on the final score of the match.

These are just a few of the more common sheet music accessories you will find – many more can be found as well.

Conclusion

Betting on American football can be a fun and exciting way to win some extra money. However, it is important to understand how the betting process works before placing bets. You can increase your chances of winning by understanding odds, point spreads and how to place bets. You can become a successful American football bettor with little research and practice.

]]> The most explosive football game of the decade in San Angelo http://fc-dnepr.com/the-most-explosive-football-game-of-the-decade-in-san-angelo/ Sat, 24 Sep 2022 05:59:12 +0000 http://fc-dnepr.com/the-most-explosive-football-game-of-the-decade-in-san-angelo/

SAN ANGELO, TX – Explosive offensive prowess with no hint of defensive dominance defined the San Angelo Central Bobcats’ comeback night. After a back-and-forth where both teams’ offenses seemed unstoppable, the Bobcats snatched a win from the jaws of defeat. Tyler Hill connected with Ben Imler when time expired with a hailing pass to finally bury the Abilene Wylie Bulldogs 63-61.

The San Angelo Central Bobcats (3-2) hosted the Abilene Wylie Bulldogs (2-3) for San Angelo’s return Friday night, Sept. 23, at San Angelo Stadium at 7 p.m. Quarterback Tyler Hill and the running back quartet of Tyree Brawley, Aiden Barron, Jaedyn Gipson and Jayvion Robinson completely buried the Bulldogs defense. Accumulating more than 400 yards rushing alone, the Bobcats offense looked set to close out-of-district play with a win.

After receiving the opening kickoff, the Bobcats offense struggled early. A penalty and a sack on Tyler Hill pushed the Bobcats too far to be defeated. The first practice ended after three plays and a punt. Abilene Wylie took advantage of the advantage their defense gave them and quickly scored. The Bobcats defense held on for two plays, but faced with a 3rd and five to go, QB Kadin Long put the ball back on a quarterback guard who ran 40 yards down the field to the 25-yard line Bobcats. On the ensuing play, RB Landry Carlton broke two tackles and trotted into the end zone for a touchdown. The Bobcats trailed early, 7-0.

The Bobcats made their first costly mistake of the ball game on their second possession. Hill fell back to move to 3rd and 15th and immediately had to dodge pressure from the Wildcats defensive front. Hill slipped away from a potential tackler but, in the process, the ball came loose from his grip. The Bulldogs recovered the loose ball and took over near midfield.

The “Cats” defense won their quarterback’s misfortune by forcing the Bulldogs to a 3-and-out. Darius Floyd crossed the line with a 3rd and 8 yards to go, leaving Kadin Long nowhere to go. Long tried to escape, but a sure tackle from Floyd ended that attempt. The sack ended the practice and the Bulldogs threw the ball into the end zone for a touchdown.

San Angelo Central’s offense finally came alive on their third possession. Hill started the practice by snatching a 17-yard run from midfield. He then connected with WR Tyler Walker on two different passes for 16 yards. RB Aiden Barron and Tyler Hill then made their way down the field on penalty runs that broke several tackles to Abilene Wylie’s 5-yard line. Jaedyn Gipson finished the drive with a 5-yard run for a touchdown. The Bobcats tied, 7-7.

The Bobcats defense gave up a 40-yard deep throw early in the second quarter. The Bulldogs settled with a first and goal to go to the San Angelo Central 8-yard line. The defense held on for two plays, but on 3rd down Wylie entered the end zone to regain the lead, 14-7.

The passing offense dug the Bulldogs in the practice that followed. Hill joined WR Ben Imler on a deep ball 32 yards to the Abilene 45-yard line. Hill then took a carry himself inside the 30-yard line. Brawley and Hill took turns carrying the ball inside the 10-yard line, and Hill capped off the impressive run with a 1-yard touchdown to tie the game at 14-14.

After the Bobcats defense forced another punt, the two teams traded touchdowns on 1-play drives. First, Tyler Hill turned the corner and sprinted 63 yards home . However, Kadin Long refused to be outdone when he connected with his receiver, who got behind the defense. 75 yards later, the score remained equal, 21-21.

As time ticked away in the first half, the Bobcats’ offensive machine continued to produce runs. Hill threw two accurate passes to WR Jacob Gallegos to set up another 29-yard jogger by Hill for the touchdown. Hill eclipsed the 200-yard mark before the first half even ended. The ‘Cats again took the lead 7, 28-21.

The Bulldogs turned and raced down the field in less than four minutes to tie the score just before halftime at 28-28. With 1:12 remaining in the 2nd quarter, however, the Bobcats offense pushed their advantage one last time. Hill threw a screen pass to Cedric Fuentes, who broke away and sprinted 32 yards down the field to the Bulldogs 33-yard line. Hill then threw a through pass, and Ben Imler caught her in stride for a touchdown.

With just 40 seconds left in the half, the Bulldogs tried to tie the Cats’ last-minute score. Wylie settled in at the Bobcats 40-yard line with just four seconds left. The Abilene coaching staff composed a trick to try and catch the ‘Cats off guard, but CB Jacoby Yates read them like a book. Long threw a pass to his receiver, who threw the ball to another for more distance. Yates read the pitch and picked it out before sprinting the other way. Long managed to save another touchdown, but the Bobcats defense hung on. The ‘Cats held on to their lead and all consumed all the momentum of the game as they headed to the locker room, 35-28.

The ‘Cats came out strong on defense in the second half, forcing Abilene Wylie to make a three-and-out. The special teams unit nearly blocked the punt, but the pressure caused the kick to only travel 15 yards. The “Cats” offense got a great field position at the Bulldogs 37-yard line. It took just one play for Hill to find Imler wide open 37 yards down the field for another touchdown. The Bobcats extended their 42-28 lead.

Although the Bobcats offense continued to score, Abilene Wylie proved equally difficult to stop. Even after Darius Floyd fired Kadin long for the second time, a quick run to 2nd and forever was the difference. Two plays later, Long found an open receiver in the end zone for another touchdown. But the Bobcats still led 42-35.

Hill and the offense remained unstoppable after the touchdown. A missed Bulldogs kick put the ‘Cats on Abilene Wylie’s 49-yard line. Hill and Brawley’s hard-nosed run slowly moved the ball towards the end zone. Carmelo Amigleo recorded his first hold of the contest on a pivot play to help move the sticks. The Bulldogs nearly stopped the ‘Cats inside the 5-yard line, but three straight runs from Tyree Brawley eventually pushed the ball into the end zone for the 1-yard score. The ‘Cats continued to hold the momentum, 49-35.

Going into the 4th quarter, Abilene Wylie continued to meet little resistance moving the ball. The Bobcats consistently stopped the Bulldogs on first and second down, but explosive plays on 3rd down continually killed the defense. Long connected with one of his receivers at 3rd and 10th, who beat the defense on the way to a 50-yard touchdown. The Bobcats then stalled on offense, and after a poor punt, the Bulldogs waltzed downfield again for a touchdown. Consecutive scores left the game after a missed extra point, 49-48 in favor of San Angelo Central.

Disaster struck the reader who followed. After several first downs, the Bobcats threatened to score again. Tyler Hill backed up for second down and kicked the ball towards Ben Imler. A Bulldogs defender stepped in front of the pass and caught it. Tyler Hill’s first interception since the season opener breathed new life into the Bulldogs. As on previous possessions, the ‘Cats forced the Bulldogs to 3rd and long, but Kadin scrambled long for 60 yards and a first down. Now inside the 10-yard line, it took little effort for Wylie to take the lead on their unanswered third touchdown. Abilene Wylie took the lead with 4:57 left in the 4th quarter, 54-49.

Time continued to tick and the Bobcats had to respond. The ‘Cats started driving through the air as Cedric Fuentes caught a screen pass from 24 yards. After two unsuccessful plays, Hill couldn’t escape the pressure on third down. The sack resulted in 4th and 18 yards to go. Hill threw a pass to Jacob English, sprinting down the field. The defender decided to tackle English before the ball hit the ground, and the ensuing penalty saved the drive. The “Cats” immediately took advantage of the first down of the penalty when Brawley caught a pass on a wheelie route that pushed the offense inside the 20-yard line. Hill took care of the rest himself on a 14-yard run and his 4th rushing touchdown. After a successful 2-point conversion, the Bobcats regained the lead 57-54.

With 1:27 left in the game, Wylie had one last chance to score. It proved too much time for the exhausted Bobcats defense to defend, and after several 20-yard or more plays, Kadin Long broke containment and beat the defense to the edge. He ran for 16 yards for the touchdown score to take the lead, 61-57.

Nineteen seconds gave the Bobcats time to run three plays. The kickoff and two games in attack. Although the game seemed hopeless at the time, the ‘Cats never lowered their heads in defeat. The ‘Cats started possession by returning the kick to the Bobcats 39-yard line. There are ten seconds left. Hill backed up and hit Imler in the middle for 15 yards. The ‘Cats then implemented their version of the hook and ladder which gained an additional six yards to the Bulldogs’ 40-yard line. Head coach Kevin Crane called a time out with three seconds left.

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A Beginner’s Guide to Basic American Football http://fc-dnepr.com/a-beginners-guide-to-basic-american-football/ Fri, 23 Sep 2022 22:53:27 +0000 http://fc-dnepr.com/a-beginners-guide-to-basic-american-football/

American football is arguably the most popular sport in the United States, with millions of Americans converging to watch the NFL Super Bowl every year. Apart from the huge fan base in his home country, he also has millions of fans worldwide.

Despite its global appeal, many people still find American football quite confusing. This may be because the game is very different from other popular sports such as football, basketball, and hockey. This is especially the case for international fans and beginners, as they might find the rules of the game quite complex.

Due to its popularity, the NFL, the professional league, is one of the most contested leagues, with passionate pundits placing millions of dollars in bets taking advantage of promotions like the Daily casino welcome bonus. If you are one of those who find American football confusing, this article is for you. Here’s a breakdown of NFL games.

1. The object of the game

In American football, the goal is to score points by getting the ball into the opposing team’s end zone. This can be done by running with the ball there, kicking it through the goal posts, or catching a pass here, a move worth 3 points.

Each team has four tries, or chances, to advance the ball 10 yards. If they fail to do so, the other team has a chance to play. In the end, the team that scores the most points wins the game.

2. Positions and players

American football is played between two teams and each team has 11 players. Team players are divided to serve different positions. These messages include:

  • Strategist: Quarterback is perhaps the most popular position in this league. He is the one who leads the attack and is also responsible for passing or running the ball.
  • Running back: The running back is the player who runs with the ball behind the quarterbacks.
  • Wide Receivers: A wide receiver’s job is to catch passes from the quarterback.
  • Tight ends: The main responsibility of tight ends in the team is to block their opponent’s defenders. They also catch passes.

3. Stockings

As mentioned, each American football team gets four tries to move the ball 10 yards. If the team in possession fails to do so, it is considered a turnover. As a result, the other team has the chance to play on offense.

The first down is recorded when the offensive player takes possession of the ball for the first time. They have four opportunities to cover 10 yards. The second down is called when the first down has been made, which continues through the game.

4. Rating

In American football, there are different ways to score points. These include:

  • Landing: The best way to score in the NFL is to get a touchdown, a move worth 6 points. Players can score by carrying the ball into the end zone, catching a pass in the end zone, or recovering a fumble in the end zone.
  • Additional point: An additional point is scored after a touchdown. It is worth 1 point. The team that just scored the touchdown can throw the ball through the goal post for an extra point or try to score another touchdown from the 2-yard line, which would be worth 2 points.
  • Security: Safety is marked when the defending team tackles the offense in their own end zone. This type of score adds two extra points to the defense and a change of possession.

5. Faults and Penalties

Similar to other sports like football and basketball, American football has different fouls and penalties. These are:

  • Offensive fouls: An offensive foul is a foul committed by the offensive team during the game. They can include things like false starts, an ineligible man on the field, as well as being late in the game.
  • Defensive fouls: As the name suggests, defensive fouls are committed by the defensive team. They can include pass interference as well as hard blows to the setter.
  • Fouls by special teams: Special teams fouls are committed by either team during special teams plays such as field goal attempts and punts. They can include too many players on the field or delay the match.

6. The American Football Field

The playing surface in a Football the game is called the field. It is 100 meters long and 53.3 meters wide. You will see goal posts at both ends of the pitch and teams will score points by kicking the ball through them.

The field is divided into two main sections:

  • Offensive side: The attacking side is the side the team in possession is trying to score on.
  • Defensive side: The defensive camp is, as its name suggests, the camp where the defending team is positioned.

There are also end zones at each end of the pitch. These are 10 yards deep and the main object of the game is to score a touchdown by carrying the ball into this area.

There are also yard line markings on the pitch, used to measure distance and progress during the game.

Conclusion

American football is a sport played by millions of people around the world. It’s a fast and exciting game that has a huge following. If you are new to the sport, you will hopefully find this guide useful as a great introduction to the basics of American Football.

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UMass announces October 8 football game with Liberty will be celebrated as #PrideDay http://fc-dnepr.com/umass-announces-october-8-football-game-with-liberty-will-be-celebrated-as-prideday/ Thu, 22 Sep 2022 14:23:50 +0000 http://fc-dnepr.com/umass-announces-october-8-football-game-with-liberty-will-be-celebrated-as-prideday/
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UMass isn’t good at football, but apparently good at trolling, as evidenced by the announcement that the Minutemen’s home game with Liberty on Oct. 8 will be celebrated as #PrideDay.

This is troll level: expertdoing #PrideDay with one of the most anti-LGBTQ+ schools in the country in the stadium.

According to “The Liberty Way”, the student honor code:

“Sex outside of a biblically ordained marriage between a natural-born man and a natural-born woman is not permitted at Liberty University.”

“Although mental thoughts, temptations and states of mind are not regulated by The Liberty Way, statements and behaviors associated with the LGBT lifestyle are prohibited. For example, romantic displays of affection with a member of the same sex (e.g. holding hands, kissing, dating, etc.) and actions confirming denial of biological sex at birth (e.g. asking to be referred to by pronouns incompatible with birth sex, use of restrooms and locker rooms reserved for persons other than birth sex, etc.) are prohibited.

UMass announced #PrideDay in a 37-second social media video featuring techno music and a uniformed player standing in a rainbow-lit room.

The football game will be the second this semester involving a Liberty team that the host has used to celebrate a Pride event.

Northwestern hosted Liberty at Field Hockey on September 9 and announced it as the program’s Pride Game.

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Football team drops to 0-3 for the season http://fc-dnepr.com/football-team-drops-to-0-3-for-the-season/ Wed, 21 Sep 2022 04:00:00 +0000 http://fc-dnepr.com/football-team-drops-to-0-3-for-the-season/

Ben Martinsports editor

The Owls football team played the Pace University Setters on Friday and it was late in the 4e trimester. The Owls lost 27-0, but little did they know their biggest game was yet to come.

With just over 3:30 to go, freshman quarterback Thomas Goldsborough, hands the ball to second-year running back Jordan Davis on third down and one. Desperate to move the sticks and keep the player alive, Davis bounces him out as Pace’s defense crashes down the middle.

With no defenders in sight, he turns on the jets. 20…10…5…touchdown then Davis and the Owls are on the board.

“Our team running backs, we’re all special,” Davis said. “We could all be something.”

To go along with Davis, sophomore Diante Wilson had six carries for 20 yards, and junior Ryan Soules had 17 rushing yards. Additionally, senior wide receiver Tylon Papallo had four catches for 56 yards.

Going into the game, the Owls were 0-2, losing games to two tough opponents at Shepard University and the University of New Haven. Adding a third loss to their record disappointed many players, including Davis.

“You never want to suffer a defeat, regardless of the outcome at the end,” Davis said.

Along with Davis’ big touchdown, the defense also played well. The Owl defense was on the field for nearly three quarters of the game, and they held Pace quarterback Carlton Aiken to less than 200 passing yards.

“I think there’s a lot to improve on, but I think our defense played our hearts out,” Owls junior Ben Eichman said. “We just have to make the little things count and capitalize on the little things.”

Eichman was a big key to success for the Owls defense because he was flying all over the field. As a result, he finished the game with two forced fumbles, and he led the Owls in tackles with 12.

Although Eichman had a good game, a defense doesn’t work well just because of one person. Junior inside linebacker Hassan Dominick added eight tackles, including a sack, and senior defensive end Cameron Kelly added another sack and two tackles.

“I feel like I played a good game, but at the end of the day we still lost, so that’s all that’s on my mind,” Eichman said.

The Owls offense couldn’t get much on the board other than Davis’ big touchdown which was the only score the Owls put on the board. The Owls ended up losing the game 27-7.

“The rhythm came out and played excellently in all phases of the match,” said head football coach Tom Godek. “They took advantage of some of our weaknesses.”

With the bulk of the season ahead of them, including much more in conference play, the Owls are looking to use the loss as motivation for future games.

“Obviously we don’t want to lose by three touchdowns,” Davis said. “It’s that chip on our shoulder that’s going to make us thrive and be better as a unit.”

Next week, the Owls travel to northern New Hampshire to play another NE10 conference game against Saint Anslem College. Going into the game, Saint Anslem is 2-0 undefeated, knocking out both Millersville University and American International College. In a game last year against Saint Anslem, the Owls won 34-31.

“There’s going to be a lot of work to do here before we have a really good Saint Anslem side next week,” coach Godek said.

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