The most common type of injury among the tacklers
was lacerations followed by joint sprains and concussions.
In the sample of front on tackles studied, despite the mass advantage ball-carriers had over tacklers
before contact, momentum before front tackles were proportionally even between ball-carriers and tacklers
, and the frequency of tackle dominance was just under 50%.
Player of the match went to Rowan, top tackler
was Aidan and most improved was Zack Marshall.
But he's proven himself a tough tackler
and dangerous pass rusher since switching to the middle.
With 2 minutes, 21 seconds remaining, Strong broke through the line on a third-down carry, then slid between two tacklers
on a 54-yard touchdown run that gave host Nordhoff a stunning 35-28 upset of top-ranked Oaks Christian.
Scrum half and top tackler
Luke Pogson had another fine game, slotting over three conversions and dictating play from half back.
was Daniel Tinson, while most improved was strong-running Aiden Douglas, whose brilliant offload set up a try for Joe Morrison.
This was a much closer game in the slippery conditions, but Jordan Paga defied the conditions to score a stunning length-of-the-pitch, sidestepping five would-be tacklers
in the process.
Milton, who is 5-foot-10, 210 pounds, gained much of his yardage by bulldozing through would-be tacklers
after initial contact.
Byrne and Sylvester were joint man-of-the-match, with Joshua Blackmore and Alexander the top tacklers
and Kyle Cross and Zak Duke the most improved.
Watson remembered it usually took several tacklers
to bring Jacobs down.
Matthew Brearley was player of the week and Jacob Glover and Oliver Szlachcic were joint top tacklers