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tackle

Sports medicine
1. A maneuver in football and rugby in which a player on team A brings down another player, ideally on the opposite team, who is carrying the ball.
2. The equipment used in certain sports–eg, fishing.
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Contrary to this, a systematic review of eleven studies found that adolescent ball carriers generally sustained more injuries (17-65%) than tacklers (19-40%).
In the 30 front tackles analysed for this study, tacklers dominated 57% of tackles and ball-carriers dominated 43% of tackles (Figure 2).
Top tackler and player of the match was Joe and most improved player went to Edward.
Four plays later, Kyle Ochoa (Van Nuys) connected on a screen pass with Hidalgo, who broke away from two potential tacklers and sprinted down the left sideline for the touchdown.
d) several players with the potential to take the ball forward through tacklers to give the whole side momentum forwards.
The traditional scheme had the front linemen retreating 15 to 20 yards on the kickoff to set up the wedge - but also give the oncoming tacklers (on the kick-off team) a lot of field and time to gain enough momentum to level the blockers (just starting to move forward) and nail the return man inside the 25-yard line.
Fresh legs gave Moldgreen a big advantage and the second half saw Joe go over twice again after some nifty footwork, Jerelle out manoeuvre the defence for his hat-trick try, Morgan crossing after handing off several would-be tacklers and Will amazing himself when he charged over the whitewash.
LOMPOC - After Josh Morgan broke through Lompoc tacklers for another hard-earned first down, Crespi's only concern in Friday's Southern Section Div.
Steven Hoyle, Jake Rose, Thomas May and Elliott Stokes also put in some fantastic runs, weaving and dodging past several would-be tacklers from the Halifax-based outfit.
Stevens, a 6-2 linebacker/running back who rushed for five touchdowns on five carries last week against Vasquez, could manage just 10 yards rushing on nine carries against a swarming Oak Park defense, which greeted him with seven tacklers on his first carry.
When they managed to break out, Austin Briggs scored a superb try, powering over despite several tacklers hanging on, but the side went in at the break 10-4 down.
After struggling at OLB, has blossomed into one of the league's leading tacklers at MLB.