Waterford Wildcats (0-1, 0-1) at Wahama White Falcons (1-0)
Last Week: Waterford lost to Miller 21-19 in Waterford; Wahama defeated Ravenswood 42-0 in Mason.
Last Meeting between the teams: September 5, 2014. Wahama won 40-21 in Waterford.
Current head-to-head streak: Wahama has won 7 straight.
Wahama Offense Last Week: 274 rushing yards, 99 passing yards.
Waterford Offense Last Week: 137 rushing yards, 209 passing yards.
Wahama Offensive Leaders Last Week: QB Philip Hoffman 8-of-11 99 yards, 3TDs; RB Colton Arrington 14 carries, 129 yards, TD; WR Ryan Thomas 2 receptions, 50 yards, 2TDs.
Waterford Offensive Leaders Last Week: QB Isaac Huffman 13-of-29 209 yards, 2TDs, 3INTs; RB Cody Harris 15 carries, 92 yards, TD; WR Montana Brooker 7 receptions, 98 yards, TD.
Wahama Defense Last Week: 77 rushing yards, 24 passing yards.
Waterford Defense Last Week: 155 rushing yards, 83 passing yards.
Five things to note:
1. The White Falcons will look to stay hot after a 42-0 shutout victory in Week 1. Wahama hasn’t earned consecutive shutouts since 2010 when four straight opponents went scoreless against the Red and White
2. Waterford last defeated Wahama in the 2006 season opener in Washington County by a count of 12-0. The White Falcons have outscored the Wildcats 308-to-104 in the seven meetings since then.
3. Last week’s shutout victory is the first time the Wahama’s defense has held a team scoreless under head coach Dave Barr. Wahama’s last shutout came on September 13, 2013 in a 54-0 WHS triumph at Eastern.
4. Waterford hasn’t started a season 0-2 since 2004. Last week marked the Wildcats’ first opening week loss since 2007 when Wahama topped the Green and White 16-13 in Mason.
5. Wahama will induct Eric “Rick” Barnitz, Jason King, Kara Sayre, Tim Sayre and Troy Tucker as the sixth hall of fame class on Friday night.
Ripley Vikings (0-1) at Point Pleasant Big Blacks (1-0)
Last Week: Point Pleasant defeated Lincoln County 54-0 in Hamlin; Ripley lost Parkersburg South 35-27 in Parkersburg.
Last Meeting between teams: September 5, 2014. Point Pleasant won 52-0 in Ripley.
Current head-to-head streak: Point Pleasant has won one straight.
RHS Offense Last Week: 138 rushing yards, 39 yards passing.
PPHS Offense Last Week: 531 rushing yards, 66 passing yards.
RHS Offensive Leaders Last Week: QB Chance Ranson 6-of-14 39 yards; Chase Morgan 16 carries, 57 yards; WR Ty Eshenaur 3 receptions, 21 yards.
PPHS Offensive Leaders Last Week: QB Cody Mitchell 3-of-6 34 yards, INT; RB Cody Mitchell 12 carries 172 yards 4TDs; WR Grant Safford 1 reception, 35 yards.
RHS Defense Last Week: 188 rushing yards, 141 passing yards.
PPHS Defense Last Week: 24 rushing yards, 123 passing yards.
Five things to note:
1. The Big Blacks will be looking for their state-best 24 straight regular season win Friday night when they travel to Ripley in the battle for the Oaken Bucket.
2. Ripley hasn’t had a winning road record since 2009 when the Vikings were 5-2. PPHS has won 15 straight games at Ohio Valley Bank Track and Field.
3. Since the series resumed in 2013, the Big Blacks have a 2-0 record over Ripley with a 115-7 scoring advantage. In two games PPHS has a 983-to-229 advantage in total yards.
4. PPHS has won six straight games over Jackson County opponents, dating back to a 2010 loss at Ravenswood by a 27-24 margin. PPHS holds a 51-23-1 alltime record against the Jackson County foes.
5. This is Ripley’s second game under head coach Eric Smolder, who took over from David Tennant. Smolder spent four years as head coach of Sissonville, where he led the Indians to a 24-19 record.