It took about a half to shake off two weeks of rust, but Point Pleasant made a victorious return to the gridiron on Friday night during a 55-13 decision at Meigs.
The Marauders led 7-0 five minutes into regulation, but the Big Blacks (6-0) countered with 20 consecutive points en route to building a 13-point cushion at the break. PPHS increased its lead to 48-13 through three quarters and ultimately rolled to the 42-point outcome.
Wahama (1-7) had its Homecoming festivities ruined after suffering a 42-20 setback to visiting South Gallia in a Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division contest at Bachtel Stadium.
The White Falcons trailed 22-6 at halftime and never managed to get back within striking distance as the Rebels went on a 20-14 second half run to wrap up the 22-point triumph.
Hannan also fell on Friday night after dropping a 50-13 decision at Montcalm.
Hannan will host Buffalo next Friday in a non-conference contest at 7 p.m. The Big Blacks return to action Friday night when they travel to Man for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff.
Wahama has a bye week in Week 9 and returns to action Friday, Oct. 26, when it travels to Trimble for a TVC Hocking contest at 7:30 p.m.
Due to an early deadline, the Mason County football games from Week 8 will be available in the Tuesday sports edition of the Point Pleasant Register. The game stories will be available online at mydailyregister.com before appearing in print.
Bryan Walters can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2101.