Holy Redeemer (2-7)
7 p.m. today
The Coaches: Redeemer's Pat Reece (2-7, 1st year); Nativity's Tony Klazas (40-52, 9th year)
Last Meeting: first meeting
All-Time Series: first meeting
Quick Fact: Nativity defeated two of the schools involved in the Redeemer merger – Bishop Hafey and Bishop O'Reilly – in 2006.
Scouting Redeemer: After setting a WVC record with 488 passing yards two weeks ago, QB Jimmy Strickland was under constant pressure versus Meyers. He was sacked six times and hurried on several occasions in the 56-6 loss.
WR Eric Kerr, who leads the WVC with 52 receptions, was held to a season-low two catches. The defense gave up too many big plays that put the game out of reach by halftime.
Scouting Nativity: Nativity was a playoff team last year, but was hit hard by graduation and it has shown in this season's results. The Green Wave have scored more than one touchdown in a game just once this season. That came in a 32-19 victory over winless Carson Long, which is considered one of the worst programs in the state.
The defense has allowed 39 or more points five times. The offense is led by RB Ryan Searle and QB Marcus Renninger.
What To Expect: After consecutive winless seasons, Redeemer has a chance to tie the school record for victories in a season that was set in 2008. The Royals should be able to do it.
-- John Erzar