Athens Bulldogs (7-1, 3-0) at Meigs Marauders (2-6, 1-2)
Last Week: Athens 58-0 win vs. Vinton County; Meigs 34-29 loss vs. Wellston.
Last Meeting: 2011, Athens won 56-9 at Athens.
Current head-to-head streak: Athens has won 3 straight.
AHS Offense Last Week: 369 rushing yards, 131 passing yards.
MHS Offense Last Week: 102 rushing yards, 175 passing yards.
AHS Offensive Leaders Last Week: RB Trae Williams (15-201, 4TDs), QB Joe Burrow (9-13-131, TD), WR Skylar Schwarzel (5-113, TD).
MHS Offensive Leaders Last Week: RB Dillon Boyer (19-66), QB Kaileb Sheets (8-19-150, TD, 2INTs), WR Ty Phelps (4-61, TD).
AHS Defense Last Week: 18 rushing yards, 47 passing yards.
MHS Defense Last Week: 333 rushing yards, 0 passing yards.
Notes: The Bulldogs will look to extend its winning streak to eight games with a win over Meigs Friday night at Holzer Field at Farmers Bank Stadium. Meigs will be looking for its first home win of the season. Meigs has one win over the Bulldogs since AHS joined the Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division in 2008. Williams has found the end zone 15 times this year on the ground for Athens, while Burrow has thrown 32 touchdowns this year. The Marauders had 272 total yards last week, while Athens had 500. The Bulldogs have averaged 54.875 points a game this season, while Meigs has averaged just 15 points per game.
Waterford Wildcats (2-6, 1-5) at South Gallia Rebels (0-8, 0-7)
Last Week: Waterford 21-0 loss vs. Southern; South Gallia 57-6 loss at Wahama.
Last Meeting: 2011, South Gallia won 27-7 at Waterford.
Current head-to-head streak: South Gallia has won 1 straight, 1-4 overall since 2002.
WHS Offense Last Week: 71 rushing yards, 56 passing yards.
SGHS Offense Last Week: 152 rushing yards, 33 passing yards.
WHS Offensive Leaders Last Week: RB Jacob Stewart (6-44), QB Devon Patterson (5-10-56), WR Mitchell Ginther (2-37).
SGHS Offensive Leaders Last Week: RB Ethan Spurlock (5-75, TD), QB Landon Hutchinson (1-4-33), WR Kane Hutchinson (1-33).
WHS Defense Last Week: 128 rushing yards, 60 passing yards.
SGHS Defense Last Week: 516 rushing yards, 115 passing yards.
Notes: The Rebels get their last chance this season at a first-ever home win Friday night when the Red and Gold hosts Waterford on Senior Night. South Gallia completes its TVC Hocking schedule against the visiting Wildcats, who have never lost in Mercerville. WHS is 1-3 in road games this fall and has lost three straight away from home. The Wildcats have been outscored 278-122 overall and have been shut out twice in their last three contests. The Rebels have been outscored 356-82 this fall and have only scored 17-or-more points this season — which came in a 36-28 loss against Sciotoville East in Week 1. South Gallia is currently the only team in the TVC Hocking to score points against both Trimble and Wahama.
Trimble Tomcats (7-1, 5-1) at Southern Tornadoes (3-5, 3-3)
Last Week: Trimble 54-0 win vs. Belpre; Southern 21-0 win at Waterford.
Last Meeting: 2011, Trimble won 60-19 at Trimble.
Current head-to-head streak: Trimble has won 19 straight. Trimble is 19-0 all-time against Southern.
THS Offense Last Week: 225 rushing yards, 120 passing yards.
SHS Offense Last Week: 128 rushing yards, 60 passing yards.
THS Offensive Leaders Last Week: RB Konner Standley (9-65, TD), QB Konner Standley (7-10-120, 4TDs), WR Wyatt Bragg (3-30, 3TDs).
SHS Offensive Leaders Last Week: RB Tyler Barton (18-87, 2TDs), QB Tristen Wolfe (4-6-60), WR Trenton Deem (3-44).
THS Defense Last Week: 8 rushing yards, 0 passing yards.
SHS Defense Last Week: 71 rushing yards, 56 passing yards.
Notes: Southern will look to slow down Trimble Friday night in Racine, as the Tomcats bring a six game winning streak in to Roger Lee Adams Memorial Field. THS hasn’t allowed a point since week three when South Gallia scored six points. Southern proved last week it can shut out teams too, as the Tornadoes shutout host Waterford. Trimble allowed just eight total yards, last week. THS ran 19 more plays than Belpre a week ago. The Tomcats are currently fourth in region 23, and they control their own destiny. Trimble’s lone loss of the year came when it hosted Wahama in week one. Southern forced six fumbles a week ago. Southern will be looking for its first three game winning streak since 2009.
South Point Pointers (1-7, 1-2) at River Valley Raiders (1-7, 0-3)
Last Week: South Point 40-6 loss vs. Chesapeake; River Valley 28-6 loss vs. Rock Hill.
Last Meeting: 2011, River Valley won 45-30 at South Point.
Current head-to-head streak: River Valley has won 1 straight, 3-7 overall since 2002.
SPHS Offense Last Week: 82 rushing yards, 41 passing yards.
RVHS Offense Last Week: 107 rushing yards, 147 passing yards.
SPHS Offensive Leaders Last Week: RB Gage Townson (6-55, TD), QB Gage Townson (4-18-41, 3 INTs), WR Larry Brandon (2-21).
RVHS Offensive Leaders Last Week: RB Kyle Brown (16-67, TD), QB Dayton Hardway (11-27-147, 2 INTs), WR Austin Bradley (4-75).
SPHS Defense Last Week: 259 rushing yards, 42 passing yards.
RVHS Defense Last Week: 423 rushing yards, 0 passing yards.
Notes: The Raiders will hold Alumni Night this Friday when they host South Point in a Week 9 OVC matchup. River Valley has lost seven straight decisions and is 0-3 at its new football facility this fall. The Silver and Black have been outscored by a 324-108 overall margin, which includes a 138-47 discrepancy in OVC play. SPHS snapped a 0-6 start to the season two weeks ago with a 41-6 thumping of Rock Hill. The Pointers have been outscored this fall by a 307-112 overall margin and 87-53 in OVC play. South Point is 0-3 in road contests this year and begins a two-game road stand Friday to finish the 2012 campaign.
Gallia Academy Blue Devils (6-2, 3-0) at Logan Chieftains (2-6, 2-1)
Last Week: Gallia Academy 52-21 win at Warren; Logan 28-7 win vs. Chillicothe.
Last Meeting: 2011, Logan won 14-3 at Gallia Academy.
Current head-to-head streak: Logan has won 1 straight.
GAHS Offense Last Week: 347 rushing yards, 83 passing yards.
LHS Offense Last Week: 229 rushing yards, 47 passing yards.
GAHS Offensive Leaders Last Week: RB Ty Warnimont (6-134, TD), QB Wade Jarrell (4-9-83, TD), WR Justin Bailey (1-31).
LHS Offensive Leaders Last Week: RB Isaac Schmeltzer (29-173, 3 TDs), QB Jack Music (5-7-47), WR Dean Jordan (1-19).
GAHS Defense Last Week: 142 rushing yards, 161 passing yards.
LHS Defense Last Week: 175 rushing yards, 62 passing yards.
Notes: Gallia Academy will look for its sixth consecutive win as the Blue Devils invade Logan Friday night. GAHS will be looking for a repeat of it’s 2010 performance when it became the first Southeastern Ohio Athletic League team to beat the purple and white at Logan Chieftain Stadium. The Chiefs lone victory came last year at Gallia Academy’s Memorial Field in the SEOAL opener. LHS has won seven out of the last eight times these teams have met. Logan’s leading rusher, Cory McCarty, missed last weeks game after sustaining an ankle injury in final minutes of Logan’s week seven game at Jackson. McCarty already has 1,048 yards this season, 356 more running yards than the rest of the Chieftains. The Blue Devil defense has allowed under four yards per carry in SEOAL games this season. The Blue Devils have scored 121 points in their three league games this season, compared to scoring just 65 points in league play last season. Gallia Academy is 3-1 on the road this year, while Logan is 1-3 at home. Logan will be looking for its first back-to-back wins since 2009.
Eastern Eagles (5-3, 4-2) at Federal Hocking Lancers (6-2, 5-1)
Last Week: Eastern 21-14 win at Doddridge County; Federal Hocking 55-0 win at Miller.
Last Meeting: 2011, Federal Hocking won 20-19 at Eastern.
Current head-to-head streak: Federal Hocking has won 1 straight.
EHS Offense Last Week:N/A.
FHHS Offense Last Week: 370 rushing yards, 150 passing yards.
EHS Offensive Leaders Last Week: RB Joey Scowden (22-123, TD), QB Joey Scowden (4-5-100), WR Alex Amos (2-64).
FHHS Offensive Leaders Last Week: RB Terrance Mayle (123, 2TDs), Kyle Jackson (9-13-132), WR Alex Nichols (5-45).
EHS Defense Last Week: 161 rushing yards, 81 passing yards.
FHHS Defense Last Week: 112 rushing yards, 15 passing yards.
Notes: Two of the top teams in the Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division will do battle in Stewart Friday night as Eastern travels to Federal Hocking. Both teams remain in playoff contention, as Eastern currently sets 10th in region 23 and Federal Hocking is 13th in Region 19. Ethan Nottingham scored twice of EHS last week in the victory, while rushing for 69 yards on 13 carries. FHHS has won six of its last seven meetings with the Eagles. Eastern is 3-1 on the road this season, winning its last three games away from the Tuppers Plains. The Lancers are 2-2 at home this season. 44 of the 112 yards FHHS gave up last week were on one play. Both teams will be looking to push its winning streak to two games.