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Tale of the Tape

Tale of the Tape


Each week on Friday Trojan Nation will give statistics and facts on the opponent the Trojans will face. Week four sees the Trojans host Richland.

SCHOOL: Richland is a Class AA school located in suburban Johnstown. Their home field is very close to the UPJ campus, making it an easy 10-minute drive from the city. Their male enrollment according to the PIAA for the current classification period (2018-20) is 188. The school’s website is and you can follow them on twitter at

COACH: The Rams are coached by Brandon Bailey (17th season, 90-83)

LAST SEASON: The Rams were 4-6 last year

HOME FIELD/STADIUM: F. W. Herlinger Field

COLORS: Royal Blue and Red

LHAC SECTION AND FUTURE OPPONENTS: Richland plays in Section 2 with Johnstown, Bedford, Bishop McCort, Somerset and Westmont. Their non-section games are against Cambria Heights, Forest Hills, Bishop Guilfoyle, Penn Cambria and Chestnut Ridge.

LAST WEEK’S RESULT: Last week, the Trojans fell 37-14 to Penn Cambria while Richland defeated Forest Hills 56-27.

HISTORY AGAINST JOHNSTOWN: Since JHS has joined the LHAC in 2001, the Trojans are 14-3 against the Rams.  They have outscored Richland 478-287.  The average score of the contests has been 28.12-16.88.  The average margin of victory in JHS’ 14 wins is 19.64 points.  The average margin of defeat in the three Trojan losses is 28 points. 

LAST MEETING: Last year, the Trojans defeated the Rams 46-30.

WEATHER FORECAST: It should be 72 degrees and mostly cloudy at kickoff Friday night.  There is just a 10% chance of rain and winds will be out of the ESE at 6 mph. 

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