Rebels and Tornadoes take to the road

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Southern sophomore quarterback Blake Johnson drops back to pass behind blockers Trey Pickens (52) and Paul Ramthun, during the Tornadoes 27-0 win over Notre Dame in Week 1.
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Southern sophomore quarterback Blake Johnson drops back to pass behind blockers Trey Pickens (52) and Paul Ramthun, during the Tornadoes 27-0 win over Notre Dame in Week 1.
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Chesapeake (0-1) at Gallia Academy Blue Devils (0-1)


Last Week: Gallia Academy lost to Athens 52-0 in The Plains; Chesapeake lost to Oak Hill 40-0 in Oak Hill.


Last meeting between the teams: None since 2001.


Current head-to-head streak: N/A.


CHS Offense Last Week: 19 rushing yards, 20 yards passing.


GAHS Offense Last Week: 82 rushing yards, 18 passing yards.


CHS Offensive Leaders Last Week: QB Casey McComas 3-of-12 15 yards; RB Casey McComas 5 carries, 10 yards; WR Brad Meadows 1 catch, 12 yards.


GAHS Offensive Leaders Last Week: QB Kole Carter 2-of-4 18 yards, INT; RB Kole Carter 14 carries, 55 yards; WR Russell Matthew 1 catch, 10 yards.


CHS Defense Last Week: 229 rushing yards, 60 passing yards.


GAHS Defense Last Week: 186 rushing yards, 308 passing yards.


Five things to note:


1. Friday night’s matchup at Memorial Field will feature two teams desperately in need of a rebound in Week 2. Chesapeake and Gallia Academy were outscored by a combined 92-0 in Week 1.


2. The Blue Devils faced two Ohio Valley Conference teams last season, defeating both Fairland (63-38) and Rock Hill (60-2) in Gallipolis.


3. The Panthers are unbeaten in their last six trips to Gallia County, dating back to 2001.


4. The Blue Devils were shutout last week for the first time since their 6-0 loss to visiting Ironton on September 23, 2011.


5. In the last five seasons non-conference guests are 7-8 at Memorial Field. The Blue Devils host Chesapeake and Belfry in non-SEOAL action this season.


Southeastern Panthers (0-1) at River Valley Raiders (1-0)


Last Week: Southeastern lost to Northwest 28-14 in McDermott; River Valley defeated Rock Hill 28-16 in Pedro.


Last meeting between the teams: August 24th, 2007 Southeastern won 20-23ot in Cheshire.


Current head-to-head streak: Southeastern has won one straight.


SHS Offense Last Week: N/A rushing yards, N/A passing yards.


RVHS Offense Last Week: 284 rushing yards, 116 passing yards.


SHS Offensive Leaders Last Week: N/A.


RVHS Offensive Leaders Last Week: QB Dayton Hardway 9-of-17 passing, 116 yards, INT; RB Sam Payne 21 carries, 132 yards, TD; WR Tyler Twyman 2 catches, 56 yards.


SHS Defense Last Week: N/A rushing yards, N/A passing yards.


RVHS Defense Last Week: 185 rushing yards, 81 passing yards.


Five Things to note:


1. The Raiders will be looking to begin the season 2-0 for the first time since 2003. RVHS went 6-4 that season and it was the last time the Silver and Black posted a winning record.


2. The Panthers’ 4-6 record last season matched the 2011 SHS record as the second best in the last 10 years. The 7-3 record in 2010 marks the only time in over a decade that Southeastern finished with a winning record.


3. River Valley had two runningback’s gain over 100-yards in last week’s game (Sam Payne 132, Justin Arrowood 120). The only time a Raiders runner gained over 100 yards in a game last season was Week 2 when Austin Bradley posted 192 yards in a loss to Adena.


4. This is River Valley’s home opener. The Raiders have gone 2-8 at their athletic complex in Bidwell since opening it prior to the 2012 season.


5. Southeastern’s last victory over a TVC team was August 31, 2001 when the Panters defeated Trimble 7-6.


Fairland Dragons (0-1) at Meigs Marauders (0-1)


Last Week: Fairland lost to Johnson Central 46-0 in Paintsville; Meigs lost to Coal Grove 46-13 in Rocksprings.


Last meeting between the teams: September 6, 2013 Fairland won 33-20 in Proctorville.


Current head-to-head streak: Fairland has won two straight.


MHS Offense Last Week: 174 rushing yards, 144 passing yards.


FHS Offense Last Week: N/A rushing yards, N/A passing yards.


MHS Offensive Leaders Last Week: QB Cody Bartrum 7-of-12 98 yards, INT; RB Michael Davis 21 carries, 106 yards TD; WR Ty Phelps 5 catches, 61 yards.


FHS Offensive Leaders Last Week: N/A.


MHS Defense Last Week: 366 rushing yards, 32 passing yards.


FHS Defense Last Week: N/A rushing yards, N/A passing yards.


Five things to note:


1. Both Meigs and Fairland suffered disappointing openers but will look to bounce back Friday night at Farmers Bank Stadium. This is the first of five games against Division V teams for MHS, while FHS will play just one other Division IV team this season.


2. The Marauders hold an 11-6 alltime record over Fairland, but the Dragons have won back-to-back games over MHS and four of the last seven.


3. Fairland has never won three straight over the Marauders. The Dragons’ victory in Proctorville last season gave FHS its first ever back-to-back wins over the Maroon and Gold.


4. The Marauders are 21-23-1 against Lawrence County teams alltime, but with wins against Fairland and Ironton this season the Maroon and Gold can even record.


5. Fairland made the postseason last year for the first time since 2003 but head coach Cullen Homolka took a job as NC State’s director of player personal after just one season in Proctorville. Former Marshall defensive back Rashad Jackson replaced Homolka as the Dragons head coach.


Miller Falcons (0-1, 0-1) at Eastern Eagles (0-1)


Last Week: Miller lost to Waterford 26-18 2OT in Hemlock; Eastern lost to River 16-12 in Tuppers Plains.


Last meeting between the teams: September 6th, 2013 Eastern won 28-12 in Hemlock.


Current head-to-head streak: Eastern has won 7 straight.


EHS Offense Last Week: 217 rushing yards, 120 passing yards.


MHS Offense Last Week: N/A rushing yards, N/a passing yards.


EHS Offensive Leaders Last Week: QB Jett Facemyer 8-of-11 120 yards, TD, INT; RB Jett Facemyer 22 carries, 142 yards, TD; WR xxx.


MHS Offensive Leaders Last Week: N/A.


EHS Defense Last Week: N/A rushing yards, N/A passing yards.


MHS Defense Last Week: N/A rushing yards, N/A passing yards.


Five things to note:


1. The Eagles and Falcons both suffered heartbreaking losses in week one and will look to rebound Friday night at East Shade River Stadium.


2. Cameron Richmond and Christian Speelman led the EHS defense last week with 11 tackles apiece, while Andrew Stobart added an interception.


3. The 2014 Division IV State Champion Eastern girls’ basketball team will be receiving their championship rings at Friday night’s game.


4. Miller’s last victory over the Green and Gold came on October 13, 2006 in Tuppers Plains by a 19-12 count. The Eagles were 0-10 that season.


5. The Falcons haven’t won a TVC Hocking game since defeating South Gallia by a 26-16 count on September 19, 2012.


South Gallia Rebels (1-0) Federal Hocking Lancers (0-1)


Last Week: South Gallia defeated Sciotoville East 48-12 in Mercerville; Federal Hocking lost to Alexander 30-0 in Albany.


Last meeting between the teams: October 4, 2013 South Gallia won 57-34 in Mercerville.


Current head-to-head streak: South Gallia has won one straight


FHHS offense last week: 3 rushing yards, 111 passing yards.


SGHS offense last week: 281 rushing yards, 160 passing yards.


FHHS offensive leaders last week: QB AJ Cobb 10-of-26 111 yards, 2 INT; RB AJ Cobb 12 carries, 28 yards; WR Jonathon Snyder 2 catches 51 yards.


SGHS offensive leaders last week: QB Landon Hutchinson 3-of-8 160 yards 2TDs, INT; RB Dominick Seward 15 carries, 98 yards; WR Joseph Ehman 2 catches, 141 yards, 2TDs.


FHHS defense last week: 330 rushing yards, 35 passing yards.


SGHS defense last week: 118 rushing yards, 68 passing yards.


Five things to note:


1. The Rebels will look to keep their big play offense rolling as they scored on three plays of over 25 yards last week. FHHS allowed two touchdowns from over 30-yards away last week.


2. Since joining the TVC Hocking South Gallia has a 3-1 record and a 113-102 scoring advantage over the Lancers.


3. The 57 points posted by South Gallia last season against Federal Hocking is the most scored by a Rebels squad since the 62-7 victory over Belpre in 2011.


4. SGHS coach Jason Peck is 3-5 against Athens County foes with the Rebels, including a 1-3 record away from Mercerville.


5. The Rebels’ last win in Athens County came on October 1, 2010 in Stewart. SGHS claimed a 22-12 victory over Federal Hocking.


Southern Tornadoes (1-0) at Frontier Cougars (1-0)


Last Week: Southern defeated Notre Dame 27-0 in Racine; Frontier defeated Shenandoah 34-14 in Sarahsville.


Last meeting between the teams: none since 2001.


Current head-to-head streak: N/A.


SHS Offense Last Week: 108 rushing yards, 131 passing yards.


FHS Offense Last Week: N/A rushing yards, N/A passing yards .


SHS Offensive Leaders Last Week: QB Blake Johnson 4-of-14 126 yards, 2TDs; RB Ryan Billingsley 6 carries, 31 yards, TD; WR 3 catches, 71 yards, TD.


FHS Offensive Leaders Last Week: N/A


SHS Defense Last Week: 77 rushing yards, 6 passing yards.


FHS Defense Last Week: N/A rushing yards, N/A passing yards.


Five things to note:


1. The 2014 SHS defense picked up where the 2013 unit left off. Southern scored a shutout in its season opener this season after posting five shutout wins last season.


2. The Tornadoes committed 11 penalties for 90 yards last week, including two touchdowns called back because of flags. Three of Southern’s penalties happened inside the red zone.


3. Frontier hasn’t posted a winning record since the 2009 season when the Cougars went 7-3. The 2004 season was Frontier’s last playoff appearance and it’s third straight.


4. In his six seasons as SHS head coach, Kyle Wickline is 6-3 against Washington County opponents including a 2-2 mark away from Racine.


5. FHS last defeated a TVC Hocking opponent on September 18, 2009 when the Cougars defeated Miller 33-13 in Hemlock. Frontier also defeated Waterford 18-7 in 2009.


Complete Week 1 statistics were not made available by presstime.


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