By the Stats-Crescent City Kings vs. Lee County Tiger-Cats
Here is a by the numbers look at the Crescent City Kings 32-28 loss to the Lee County Tiger-Cats.
- Average Drive Starting Position Tiger-Cats – 45 Kings – 40
While holding on a five-yard edge statistically, Lee County’s advantage in this category was far more significant when you dive deeper into the number. The Tiger-Cats began 6 out of their 14 drives in Crescent City Kings territory. The T-Cats scored on 3 of the 6 drives adding 20 points to their scoring output.
- Turnovers Tiger-Cats – 3 Kings – 7
The Kings struggled mightily to hang on to the football. Their first two drives ended with fumbles and the third drive ended before it could get started with a fumbled kickoff. After three consecutive fumbles, the Kings faced an early 20-0 deficit. The Kings fumbled six times in total on the night.
- Eben Barra and Jamiah Sorapuru Combined 14 receptions 241 yards 2 touchdowns
Veteran Kings WRs Eben Barra and Jamiah Sorapuru stepped way up during the Kings comeback rally. Barra finished off the night with two Kings single game records. His 14 receptions and 143 yards are the most ever in a single game, by a Kings receiver. Sorapuru chipped in with four catches, 81 yards, and a touchdown. His 36 yards tipped-ball reception was probably the highlight of the night. While the QB carousel continues to turn, for the Kings, Sorapuru and Barra will be needed to charge what could be an explosive offense.
- Kings Defensive Pressure 11 TFLs, 4 Sacks, 43% Comp. Pct.
Head coach, Frederick Washington loves to play an aggressive style of defense, putting intense pressure on opposing QBs and stopping running backs before they get started. The Kings defensive front lived in the opposing backfield on Saturday night causing many lost yards and hurried throws. The Kings yielded only 43 yards rushing on 27 attempts.
- Defensive Touchdowns Tiger-Cats – 1 Kings – 0
The defensive touchdown is hardly a stat to be relied upon, but studies show scoring just one increases a .team’s chances of winning astronomically. The Tiger-Cats got one and nearly had two in the first half of the contest. The Kings rally in the second half would fall 4 points short. In a game that became nip and tuck in the second half, the lone defensive score stands out as a difference maker.