With a history of close games, Osage looks to start off 2010 with a victory on the Hornets' home tuf. Osage's first three games of the season are on the road.


Here's a game breakdown of Osage vs. Fulton

Fulton Hornets
Coach Pat Kelley
2009 record 6-6 (5-5 regular season)
Last meeting Aug. 28, 2009
Outcome Fulton defeated Osage 19-7
History Osage beat Fulton in 2006 and 2007. Fulton beat Osage in 2008 and 2009.
Average margin of victory in last four meetings between Osage and Fulton 8.5 points

3 Players to watch

Fulton
Nick Christensen, senior LB (44) — As a junior, Christensen led the Hornets in tackles with 73 solo stops and 53 assists for a total of 126. He averages 10.5 tackles per game.

Lucas McCray, senior QB (7) — McCray threw six touchdown passes last season in an offense that relied heavily on the run. With last season's leading rusher graduated, McCray aims to improve on his 54.2 completion percentage.

Markeith Robinson, junior RB (21) — Robinson is the most likely candidate to attempt to replace Antawan Ferguson, who rushed for 1,484 yards and averaged 7.53 yards per carry in 2009.

Osage
Donald Hudlemeyer, sophomore RB (15) — Hudlemeyer stepped into the varsity lineup in Osage's jamboree. He scored a rushing touchdown from 14 yards out against MMA, then torched the Strafford Indians on a 40-yard touchdown run.

Hudlemeyer finished the jamboree with 64 yards and 2 touchdowns on 4 carries. As a backup quarterback, he was 2-for-2 passing for 13 yards and 2 touchdowns.

Sam Golden, senior LB (54) — Golden recorded a sack and two tackles for loss in just 18 defensive plays against Strafford and MMA in jamboree action. The star wrestler will be a key component of the football linebacking unit.

T.J. Smith, senior DT (34) — Smith showed his run-stopping ability against Strafford in Saturday's scrimmage. He looks to lead defensive coordinator Nathan Dains' defense to the point of attack.