Saturday, October 19, 2013

Toreros travel to Ohio for key PFL contest with Dayton

San Diego Toreros (4-2, 3-0 PFL) at Dayton Flyers (4-2, 2-1 PFL)
Saturday, October 19, 2013 3:00 p.m. PT
Welcome Stadium (Dayton, Ohio)


Coming off a thrilling last second 35-33 win over Marist, the Toreros will be looking to keep their nine-game PFL win streak alive when they hit the road to face the Dayton Flyers.

While the Toreros control their own destiny in the Pioneer Football League title race, the Flyers will desperately need a win in order to stay in it.

The last time these teams met was last season with the Toreros rolling to a 41-9 blowout win at Torero Stadium. Quarterback Mason Mills set a PFL and school record with 511 yards passing. His main target Sam Hoekstra also set a school record with 246 yards receiving. While the Toreros won the last two games, the Flyers lead the all-time series 14-6.

Impact Toreros

Junior Reggie Bell is having a monster season on the receiving end and is on pace to go well over 1,000 yards. He currently has 35 catches for 642 yards and four touchdowns and has put up over 100 yards in every games except one where he finished with 96 against Stetson.

Senior running back Kenn James rushed for 32 yards last week to put his career total over 2,000 yards. The Mount Carmel product is currently the Toreros’ leading rusher with 451 yards and three touchdowns. Behind him is fellow senior Joe Ferguson who has 383 yards and four touchdowns this season.

The defensive line will be anchored by Blake Oliaro and Steve Gargiulo, the senior tag-team combined for 19 tackles, five sacks, and 6 tackles for losses, and a safety against Marist last week.

With senior Cody Tescher out for the season, the offensive line will feature an all-sophomore tandem featuring left tackle Pono Keni, left guard Daniel Murray, center Tobin Gramyk, right guard Jeff Starr and right tackle Luke Meyer.

Impact Flyers

QB Will Bardo
2013 Passing: 77/150 completions for 793 yards and five touchdowns.
2013 Rushing: 53 carries for 320 yards and three touchdowns.

Sophomore RB Connor Kacsor
2013 Rushing: 77 carries for 415 yards and three touchdowns.

Senior LB Colin Monnier
2013 Defense: 51 total tackles, six tackles for losses, and two sacks.

Top Storyline: Chasing Josh Johnson

With two school passing records already under his belt, Senior quarterback Mason Mills needs only 181 yards to dethrone former standout quarterback Josh Johnson as USD’s all-time leader in career passing yards.


9,699 Josh Johnson (2004-2007)
9,519 Mason Mills (2010-present)


113 Josh Johnson (2004-2007)
75 Eric Rasmussen (2000-2003)
74 Mason Mills (2010-present)


.679: 724/1065 Josh Johnson (2004-2007)
.667: 764/1144 Mason Mills (2010-present)


1,144 Mason Mills (2010-present)
1,065 Josh Johnson (2004-2007)


764 Mason Mills (2010-present)
724 Josh Johnson (2004-2007)


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