Vinton County Vikings (0-3) at Meigs Marauders (2-1)
Last Week: Vinton County lost to Fairfield Union 10-8 in Rushville; Meigs lost to Logan 27-22 in Logan.
Last meeting between the teams: September 19, 2014. Meigs won 46-13 in McArthur.
Current head-to-head streak: Meigs has won 4 straight.
VCHS Offense Last Week: 233 rushing yards, 12 passing yards.
MHS Offense Last Week: 156 rushing yards, 209 passing yards.
VCHS Offensive Leaders Last Week: RB Naylen Yates 8 carries, 82 yards.
MHS Offensive Leaders Last Week: QB Cody Bartrum 20-31, 209 yards, TD; RB Trae Hood 14 carries, 83 yards TD; Colton Lilly 8 receptions, 86 yards, TD.
VCHS Defense Last Week: 116 rushing yards, 33 passing yards.
MHS Defense Last Week: 191 rushing yards, 130 passing yards.
Five things to note:
1. Meigs will look for another successful TVC Ohio campaign winning four league games in each of the last two seasons. MHS will have one more non-conference game this season, as the Maroon and Gold host Jackson on October 16.
2. Both MHS and VCHS suffered heartbreaking losses last week, as Meigs surrendered a game-winning 47-yard touchdown pass to Logan with 2:35 remaining, and Vinton County gave up a game-winning 20-yard field goal to Fairfield Union with 1:21 left.
3. Vinton County’s last trip to Rocksprings resulted in a 46-20 loss to the Marauders. Meigs’ quarterbacks Kaileb Sheets and Cody Bartrum threw for a combined 271 yards in that homecoming victory.
4. The Vikings last win over Meigs was on October 22, 2010, by an 18-13 count in McArthur. Since then the Marauders have outscored VCHS 149-to-45 in head to head meetings. However, Vinton County holds a 17-14 all time record over Marauders.
5. Meigs will be defending its home field for the second time this season. The Marauders have gone 8-9 at home since moving to Farmers Bank Stadium prior to the 2012 season.
Federal Hocking Lancers (0-3, 0-2) at Eastern Eagles (0-3, 0-1)
Last Week: Federal Hocking lost to Belpre 46-7 in Stewart; Eastern lost to River Valley 57-0 in Tuppers Plains.
Last meeting between these teams: September 19, 2014. Federal Hocking won 26-14 in Stewart.
Current head-to-head streak: Federal Hocking has won 2 straight.
FHHS Offense Last Week: 55 rushing yards, 99 passing yards.
EHS Offense Last Week: 44 rushing yards, 110 passing yards.
FHHS Offensive Leaders Last Week: QB AJ Cobb 3-18, 93 yards, TD, 2INTs; RB AJ Cobb 13 carries, 42 yards; WR Ryan Zweisler 2 receptions, 77 yards, TD.
EHS Offensive Leaders Last Week: QB Jett Facemyer 12-20, 110 yards; RB Jett Facemyer 14 carries, 24 yards; WR Cameron Richmond 6 receptions, 75 yards.
FHHS Defense Last Week: 392 rushing yards, 35 passing yards.
EHS Defense Last Week: 122 rushing yards, 283 passing yards.
Five things to note:
1. Prior to last season the road team has won five straight games in the series. The last time Eastern defeated FHHS at East Shade River Stadium was 2001 when the Eagles claimed a 45-6 triumph.
2. The Lancers and Eagles are two of the six teams in Region 25 who currently sit at 0-3. The other teams are Bridgeport, Grove City Christian, Harverst Prep and Shadyside.
3. The Eagles are just 4-27 against Athens County teams over the last 12 seasons.
4. Federal Hocking has surrendered an average of 45 points per game this season, while Eastern has allowed 48.3 points per game.
5. All of Eastern’s first three opponents currently hold perfect 3-0 records, while only one of the Lancers first three foes currently has a winning record.
Southern Tornadoes (2-1, 1-0) at Miller Falcons (3-0, 2-0)
Last Week: Southern defeated Wahama 13-6 in Racine; Miller defeated Millersport 30-20 in Millersport.
Last meeting between the teams: September 19, 2014. Southern won 34-6 in Racine.
Current head-to-head streak: Southern has won 4 straight.
MHS Offense Last Week: 176 rushing yards, 106 passing yards.
SHS Offense Last Week: 129 rushing yards, 115 passing yards.
MHS Offensive Leaders Last Week: QB Cole Geil 7-12, 106 yards, INT; RB Kody McKinniss 29 carries, 127 yards, 2TDs; WR Carson Starlin 4 receptions, 56 yards.
SHS Offensive Leaders Last Week: QB Blake Johnson 11-17, 105 yards, TD; RB Dylan Smith 17 carries, 66 yards, TD; WR Tommy Ramthun 4 receptions, 63 yards.
MHS Defense Last Week: N/A
SHS Defense Last Week: 77 rushing yards, 149 passing yards.
Five things to note:
1. The Tornadoes will try to hand Miller its first loss of the season on Friday night in Perry County. SHS hasn’t lost at Miller since 2009 when the Falcons claimed a 30-24 win.
2. Over the last 14 seasons, Southern leads the head-to-head series 8-6 over the Falcons. The Tornadoes hold a 359-245 scoring advantage in that time span.
3. Southern’s last trip to Hemlock resulted in a 60-0 Tornadoes victory. The Purple and Gold outgained MHS 438-to-108 in that game.
4. Miller hasn’t defeated Southern since 2010 when the Falcons took a 36-14 victory in Racine.
5. Prior to this season the Falcons hadn’t won three games since 2003, when they finished 3-7 after defeating Waterford, Southern and Eastern in consecutive weeks. MHS hasn’t won more than three games in a season since the playoff season off 2000, when the Falcons were 9-1 in the regular season.
Manchester Greyhounds (1-2) at South Gallia Rebels (1-2)
Last Week: Manchester lost to Cincinnati College Prep 34-18 in Cincinnati; South Gallia lost to Trimble 44-12 in Glouster.
Last meeting between the teams: October 26, 2012. South Gallia won 34-14 in Manchester.
Current head-to-head streak: South Gallia has won 1 straight.
MHS Offense Last Week: N/A.
SGHS Offense Last Week: 68 rushing yards, 64 passing yards.
MHS Offensive Leaders Last Week: N/A.
SGHS Offensive Leaders Last Week: QB Landon Hutchinson 5-11, 64 yards; RB Isaiah Geiger 10 carries, 36 yards, 2TDs; WR Kane Hutchinson 4 receptions, 60 yards.
MHS Defense Last Week: N/A.
SGHS Defense Last Week: 298 rushing yards, 47 passing yards.
Five things to note:
1. SGHS has been outscored 85-to-83 so far this season, while Manchester has outscored opponents 128-to-105.
2. Dating back to last season, South Gallia has won three straight home games, but the Rebels have lost back-to-back non-conference games.
3. The lone previous meeting between the Rebels and Greyhounds came in the final game of the 2012 season. Both teams were 1-8 headed into the game and SGHS came away with a 20-point victory.
4. South Gallia has won at least one non-conference game in each of the last four seasons. The Rebels will need to win this game to keep that streak alive.
5. This is the second of four straight games on the road for Manchester. MHS was 3-2 in away games last season.
Marietta Tigers (2-1) at Gallia Academy Blue Devils (0-3)
Last Week: Marietta lost to Williamstown 21-12 in Marietta; Gallia Academy lost to Washington Courthouse 34-13.
Last meeting between the teams: September 19, 2014. Marietta won 21-14 in Marietta.
Current head-to-head streak: Marietta has won 1 straight.
MHS Offense Last Game: 138 rushing yards, 131 passing yards.
GAHS Offense Last Week: 104 rushing yards, 106 passing yards.
MHS Offensive Leaders Last Game: QB Trent Dawson 11-25, 131 yards; RB Dominic Vanfossen 18 carries, 60 yards. WR Isaac Danford 5 receptions, 60 yards.
GAHS Offensive Leaders Last Week: QB Kole Carter 10-25, 106 yards, TD, INT; RB Kole Carter 16 carries, 97 yards, TD; WR Devin Henry 4 receptions, 35 yards.
MHS Defense Last Game: 284 rushing yards, 28 passing yards.
GAHS Defense Last Week: 307 rushing yards, 43 passing yards.
Five things to note:
1. Both Marietta and Gallia Academy will look to bounce back after losses last week. The last time these teams faced after both losing the week before was 2012. The Blue Devils won that game by a 63-13 count at Don Drumm Stadium.
2. Marietta hasn’t won a Memorial Field since the final game of the 2008 season. The Tigers claimed a 14-6 win over GAHS in that game, but lost their next five encounters with the Blue and White.
3. This is the second of four straight road games for the Tigers, who were 1-4 away from Marietta last season. This is the start of the Blue Devils’ three-game home stand. The Blue and White were 2-2 at Memorial Field last season.
4. Marietta’s last trip to the Old French City was on September 20, 2013. GAHS claimed a 46-16 victory over the Tigers. That game was the second of the Blue Devils four-game winning streak.
5. Since the series resumed in 2008, Gallia Academy holds a 5-2 record over Marietta, with a 236-to-99 scoring advantage.
River Valley Raiders (3-0) at Nelsonville-York Buckeyes (1-2)
Last Week: River Valley defeated Eastern 57-0 in Tuppers Plains; Nelsonville-York lost to Liberty Center 33-12 in Nelsonville.
Last meeting between the teams: September 19, 2014, Nelsonville-York won 28-7 in Bidwell.
Current head-to-head streak: Nelsonville-York has won seven straight.
RVHS Offense Last Week: 283 rushing yards, 122 passing yards.
NYHS Offense Last Week: 246 rushing yards, 80 passing yards.
RVHS Offensive Leaders Last Week: QB Dayton Hardway 10-20, 231 yards, 2TDs, INT; RB Jacob Campbell 2 carries, 59 yards, 2TDs; WR Mark Wray 4 receptions, 145 yards, TD.
NYHS Offensive Leaders Last Week: QB Hunter Edwards 4-14, 80 yards, INT; RB Alex Mount 17 carries, 194 yards, 2TDs; WR Aron Davis 2 receptions, 51 yards.
RVHS Defense Last Week: 44 rushing yards, 110 passing yards.
NYHS Defense Last Week: 403 rushing yards, 51 passing yards.
Five things to note:
1. This is the first Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division game for both schools. The Raiders are hoping for better luck in their second year as a member of the TVC Ohio, as RVHS finished 1-5 in league games last season. The 2014 Buckeyes were 5-1 in the conference, with their lone loss coming to Division III state runner-up Athens.
Meigs will look for another successful TVC Ohio campaign winning four league games in each of the last two seasons. MHS will have one more non-conference game this season, as the Maroon and Gold host Jackson on October 16.
2. The last time RVHS defeated the Buckeyes was 2003 by a count of 18-7 in Cheshire. In the six games since then NYHS has outscored the Raiders 289-51.
3. Nelsonville-York’s win over River Valley last season started a four-game RVHS losing skid. River Valley was also 3-0 before facing the Buckeyes in 2014.
4. River Valley is one of three unbeaten teams in Region 17. The others are Wheelersburg, Zane Trace and Harrison Central.
5. The Raiders’ last trip to Boston Field was September 20, 2013. NYHS won that game 36-0 after outgaining the Silver and Black 372-to-24 in total offense.