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Soldotna topples Thunder Mountain

...longest rush was 15 yards."Jared Chavez did an absolutely excellent job on defense," Brantley Jr. said of his middle linebacker. "I can't say enough about how tough he was inside." Price said his squad is still young, and struggled with...
Seahawks left waiting for title

...the game, the most damaging play was Frank Gore's 51-yard run that led to the game-winning field goal.Both middle linebacker Bobby Wagner and strong safety Kam Chancellor overran the play and Gore was able to cut back. Earl Thomas also took...
Bears stop skid, beat winless Giants 27-21

...ball before several plays.Already short-handed, Chicago's defense took another hit in the third quarter when middle linebacker D.J. Williams left the game with a chest injury. Chicago was also down a key piece in the secondary with Tillman...
Falcons host Kayhi after physical loss to Viewpoint

...said. "He actually went down and got him. I could use about 10 more of him."Jahn has morphed into a talented middle linebacker, possessing the speed and strength to clean up the inside as well as cleaning up side-to-side. Jahn had 17...
Ray Lewis to retire after playoffs

...with a torn right triceps. The 13-time Pro Bowl middle linebacker intends to return Sunday to face the Indianapolis...Baltimore's first draft, Lewis became a fixture at middle linebacker - and a beloved figure in Baltimore. He remained...
Peterson beats Peyton Manning for MVP

...first-round pick from Boston College, led the league with 164 tackles. He began the season on the outside but moved to middle linebacker five games into the season and the Panthers went from 24th in the league in overall defense to 10th.He earned 28...
Bears parting ways with veteran LB Brian Urlacher

...initially lined up at strong side linebacker for the Bears but lost the job to Roosevelt Colvin. He made the switch to middle linebacker during his first season when Barry Minter was injured and went on to become the NFL's defensive rookie of the year...
Credit Ray Lewis for walking away at the right time in the midst of a playoff run needs is for the focus to shift from the quest for a Lombardi Trophy to the best middle linebacker in history making his "last ride," as Lewis termed it Wednesday.But Lewis' sudden retirement announcement spared...
Thunder Mountain wins battle in the trenches over Kodiak

...Bradley had Ben Jahn playing solid at linebacker, Villi Topou was strong at defensive end, and Josh Topou was huge at middle linebacker."And our black set worked really well," Bradley said. "I think Kodiak found out pretty quick that a lot of...
JDHS turns up the defense to defeat North Pole

...and secondary negating the outside running game, middle linebacker Brian Maller enjoyed the freedom to attack North Pole's offense. "Brian Maller was at middle linebacker and I just gave him free reign to follow the ball...


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