Jackson Ironmen (5-4, 3-1) at Gallia Academy Blue Devils (7-2, 4-0)
Last Week: Jackson 14-13 loss vs. Chillicothe; Gallia Academy 23-14 win at Logan.
Last Meeting: 2011, Jackson won 27-6 at Jackson.
Current head-to-head streak: Jackson has won 3 straight.
JHS Offense Last Week: 167 rushing yards, 5 passing yards.
GAHS Offense Last Week: 316 rushing yards, 93 passing yards.
JHS Offensive Leaders Last Week: RB Steven Kearns (69 yards, TD), QB Steven Kerns (1-8-5), WR Alec Osborne (1-5).
GAHS Offensive Leaders Last Week: RB Nick Clagg (6-87, TD), QB Wade Jarrell (6-11-93), WR Nick Clagg (2-31).
JHS Defense Last Week: 161 rushing yards, 122 passing yards.
GAHS Defense Last Week: 136 rushing yards, 50 passing yards.
Notes: The Gallia Academy football team will look to defeat archrival Jackson Friday night at Memorial field and take the Southeastern Ohio Athletic League title outright for the first time since 2003. The Blue Devils are winners of six straight games, while the Ironmen saw their three game winning streak snapped last week. GAHS last defeated Jackson in 2008 in Gallipolis by a score of 36-28. With the loss Jackson would finish its season without a winning record for the first time since 2008 (5-5). JHS is coming off it’s worst offensive performance of the season in its loss to Chillicothe. GAHS has outgained SEOAL opponents 1,519-to-1,007 in total yards this season. Prior to last week Jackson had scored over 30 points in three straight contests. JHS is 3-1 on the road this season while GAHS is 3-1 at home. A win would guarantee the GAHS its first playoff berth since 2006 and could also clinch a home game for the Blue Devils in the Region 12 playoff bracket.
Fairland Dragons (4-5, 2-2) at River Valley Raiders (2-7, 1-3)
Last Week: Fairland 50-7 win at Rock Hill; River Valley 43-19 win vs. South Point.
Last Meeting: 2011, Fairland won 31-7 at FHS.
Current head-to-head streak: Fairland has won 9 straight.
FHS Offense Last Week: 266 rushing yards, 56 passing yards.
RVHS Offense Last Week: 181 rushing yards, 76 passing yards.
FHS Offensive Leaders Last Week: RB Nathan Campbell (13-103, 3 TDs), QB Chance Short (3-6-56, TD), WR Nathan Campbell (2-35).
RVHS Offensive Leaders Last Week: RB Kyle Brown (20-102, TD), QB Dayton Hardway (7-12-76, 2 TDs), WR Kyle Brown (2-19, TD).
FHS Defense Last Week: 141 rushing yards, 12 passing yards.
RVHS Defense Last Week: N/A.
Notes: River Valley will try to end its 2012 season in style Friday night when it hosts Fairland in a Week 10 OVC matchup in Bidwell. The Raiders — fresh off their first-ever win at the new RVHS athletic complex —will be looking to win consecutive games in the same season since Week 4 and 5 of the 2003 campaign. River Valley’s last win over Fairland came in Week 10 of 2002, a 19-0 decision at home. RVHS — which posted a season-high 43 points offensively last week — has been outscored 343-151 overall this year, including a 157-90 discrepancy in OVC play. The Dragons snapped a two-game losing skid last week while scoring a season-high in points. FHS — which is 2-1 in road contests —is being outscored 204-203 overall this season, including a 118-67 advantage in OVC play.
Southern Tornadoes (3-6, 3-4) at Eastern Eagles (4-5, 3-4)
Last Week: Southern 21-0 loss vs. Trimble; Eastern 25-23 win at Federal Hocking.
Last Meeting: 2011, Eastern won 27-8 at Southern.
Current head-to-head streak: Eastern has won 3 straight.
SHS Offense Last Week: 87 rushing yards, 42 passing yards.
EHS Offense Last Week: 158 rushing yards, 201 passing yards.
SHS Offensive Leaders Last Week: RB Tyler Barton (14-55), QB Tristen Wolfe (3-11-42), WR Tyler O’Conner (2-35) .
EHS Offensive Leaders Last Week: RB Joey Scowden (21-84), QB Joey Scowden (5-11-201, 3TDs, INT), WR Chase Cook (1-74, TD).
SHS Defense Last Week: 262 rushing yards, 149 passing yards.
EHS Defense Last Week: 193 rushing yards, 143 passing yards.
Notes: The Southern football team will be traveling to face arch rival Eastern Saturday night in the regular season finale. The Eagles will be looking to extend their current two game winning streak. Eastern had 10 less first downs than Federal Hocking last week in the EHS victory. The Lancers controlled the ball for much of the game, running 26 more offensive plays that Eastern. Southern had possession of the ball more than twice as long last week in Trimble’s victory. All three of Eastern’s touchdowns came on plays of over 30 yards last week. Eastern is 2-2 at home this season, while Southern is 1-3 on the road. Eastern is 8-2 against Southern over the last 10 years.
Meigs Marauders (2-7, 1-3) at Alexander Spartans (4-5, 2-2)
Last Week: Meigs 47-14 loss vs. Athens; Alexander 34-14 win at Wellston.
Last Meeting: 2011, Alexander won 14-0 at Meigs.
Current head-to-head streak: Alexander has won 2 straight.
MHS Offense Last Week: 145 rushing yards, 28 passing yards.
AHS Offense Last Week: 209 rushing yards, 10 passing yards.
MHS Offensive Leaders Last Week: RB Dillon Boyer (24-145, TD), QB Kaileb Sheets (4-7-27, INT), WR Ty-Phelps (7-28) .
AHS Offensive Leaders Last Week: RB Gage Miller (16-171, 3TDs), QB Gage Miller (1-2-10, TD), WR Jacob Henry (1-10, TD).
MHS Defense Last Week: 308 rushing yards, 196 passing yards.
AHS Defense Last Week: 192 rushing yards, 18 passing yards.
Notes: The Marauders will travel to Albany Friday night looking for their first victory since week 7 at Vinton County. Alexander’s victory over Wellston snapped a two game losing streak. The Spartans only had six first downs last week, compared to Wellston’s 18. AHS ran 20 less plays than the Golden Rockets last week, while only attempting two pass attempts. Meigs was out gained 504-173 in total yards last week in its loss to Athens. Meigs is 8-2 against the Spartans over the last 10 years. Meigs is 2-2 on the road this year while the Spartans are 1-3 in Albany. Both Meigs and Alexander both hold wins over River Valley and Vinton County this season.
South Gallia Rebels (2-7) at Manchester Greyhounds (1-8)
Last Week: South Gallia 20-14 OT win vs. Waterford; Manchester 46-6 loss vs. Miami Valley Christian Academy.
Last Meeting: First Meeting.
Current head-to-head streak: First Meeting.
SGHS Offense Last Week: 216 rushing yards, 28 passing yards.
MHS Offense Last Week: N/A rushing yards, N/A passing yards.
SGHS Offensive Leaders Last Week: RB Ethan Spurlock (26-150, 2TDs), QB Landon Hutchinson (4-6-28, TD), WR Ethan Spurlock (2-20, TD) .
MHS Offensive Leaders Last Week: N/A.
SGHS Defense Last Week: 173 rushing yards, 95 passing yards.
MHS Defense Last Week: N/A rushing yards, N/A passing yards.
Notes: The Rebels will will make their longest road trip of the season as they travel to Manchester to take on the Greyhounds Friday night. Manchester’s only home win in program history came earlier this season when it defeated visiting Hannan 36-28. The Greyhounds have given up at least 28 points in every game this season. South Gallia has only scored 28 points in one game this season, week one when it lost to Sciotoville East 36-28. South Gallia is 1-3 on the road this year, while Manchester is 1-3 at home. The Rebels will be looking for their first back to back wins since week seven of last year.