Saturday, December 2, 2017

Xs & Os: Melrose Goes Iso to Unleash Seide

Melrose junior running back Issac Seide rushed for 184 yards and two touchdowns on 28 carries in the Red Raiders 21-0 win Nashoba in the Division 4 Super Bowl.

The sturdy junior running back gained most of his 184 yards on a basic isolation play out of a pistol two-back formation. Let's take a look at two of the Red Raiders' pet plays.

Diagram 1: Melrose lined up in a Pistol Spread Rt formation and ran an isolation play strong side. By running it out of pistol, Seide is given a two-way go. If the lead blocker gets stuck, Seide can stick his foot in the ground and cut it backside. Seide runs with good balance and has good feet. He is a one-cut runner who can accelerate through a cut and get into the second level.

Diagram 2: Melrose can line up in the same formation and run a backside inside zone play. Conceptually, it is the same play as the lead. Seide can stick it or cut it backside. He can also bounce it if the edge is sealed on both running plays.

Seide is only a junior and he is only going to get better. He will be a player to watch in 2018.

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