Marauders face unbeaten RV


By Alex Hawley - ahawley@civitasmedia.com



Meigs freshman Zach Bartrum (1) runs off tackle during the Marauders’ 31-0 victory over Vinton County, at Farmers Bank Stadium on September 18.


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Meigs Marauders (3-1, 1-0) at River Valley Raiders (4-0, 1-0)

Last Week: Meigs defeated Vinton County 31-0 in Rocksprings; River Valley defeated Nelsonville-York, 23-12 in Nelsonville.

Last meeting between the teams: September 26, 2014. Meigs won 49-28 in Rocksprings.

Current head-to-head streak: Meigs has won 11 straight.

MHS offense last week: 164 rushing yards, 303 passing yards.

RVHS offense last week: 159 rushing yards, 103 passing yards.

MHS offensive leaders last week: QB Cody Bartrum 17-35, 303 yards, 3TDs; RB Trae Hood 10 carries, 62 yards, TD; WR Kaileb Sheets 7 receptions, 108 yards, 2TDs.

RVHS offensive leaders last week: QB Dayton Hardway 8-16, 103 yards; RB Justin Arrowood 8 carries, 62 yards, TD; WR Kirk Morrow 5 receptions, 97 yards.

MHS defense last week: 152 rushing yards, 19 passing yards.

RVHS defense last week: 164 rushing yards, 160 passing yards.

Five things to note:

1. It will be a clash of two top Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division teams in Bidwell on Friday. River Valley is currently the only TVC Ohio team with an undefeated record, while Meigs’ lone loss was to undefeated Logan at Logan Chieftain Stadium in Week 3.

2. The Marauders and Raiders have both earned shutout victories this season, with the RVHS defense holding Rock Hill and Eastern both scoreless and Meigs holding Vinton County off the board. Meigs hadn’t pitched a shutout since blanking three teams in 2011, while River Valley hadn’t completed a shutout since 2008.

3. River Valley’s offense has ran the ball 108 times for 559 yards and 12 touchdowns this season, while Meigs’ offense has ran the ball for 695 yards and eight scores. Through the air this season Meigs is 69-of-115 for 1,006 yards and nine touchdowns without an interception, while RVHS is 30-of-63 for 599 yards with four touchdowns and four interceptions.

4. The last time RVHS defeated Meigs was 2003 by a 14-12 count, in Pomeroy. In the 11 games since then the Marauders have outscored River Valley 447-to-132. The Marauders hold 18-3 record over the Raiders all-time.

5. Both Meigs and River Valley have defeated Gallia Academy by 14 points this season. The Marauders outgained GAHS 371-to-212 in a 26-12 Maroon and Gold Week 1 victory. RVHS outgained the Blue Devils 269-177 in the Raiders’ 27-13 Week 2 victory.

Eastern Eagles (1-3, 1-1) at South Gallia Rebels (2-2, 1-1)

Last Week: Eastern defeated Federal Hocking 39-8 in Tuppers Plains; South Gallia defeated Manchester 49-28 in Mercerville.

Last meeting between the teams: September 26, 2014. South Gallia won 28-18 in Tuppers Plains.

Current head-to-head streak: South Gallia has won 2 straight.

EHS offense last week: 269 rushing yards, 131 passing yards.

SGHS offense last week: 595 rushing yards, 106 passing yards.

EHS offensive leaders last week: QB Jett Facemyer 5-11, 100 yards, 2TDs, INT; RB Josh Brewer 17 carries, 150 yards, TD; WR Cameron Richmond 3 receptions, 82 yards, TD.

SGHS offensive leaders last week: QB Landon Hutchinson 7-18, 106 yards; RB Isaiah Geiger 19 carries, 225 yards, 3TDs; WR Kane Hutchinson 3 receptions, 53 yards.

EHS defense last week: 43 rushing yards, 143 passing yards.

SGHS defense last week: 89 rushing yards, 203 passing yards.

Five things to note:

1. Both South Gallia and Eastern are coming off season-best offensive performances. The Eagles had scored just one touchdown prior to their 39-point effort last Friday. The Red and Gold racked up over 700 yards in their victory last Friday. It was the second time this season the Rebels surpassed the 40-point plateau.

2. The Eagles’ last trip to Mercerville was September 27, 2013. The Rebels claimed a 20-13 victory in that matchup. Eastern hasn’t won at South Gallia since 2009.

3. Eastern has been held scoreless twice this season. In the past 10 years EHS has been shut out multiple times in a season five other times.

4. Dating back to last season, the Rebels have won four consecutive home games. In that span SGHS has outscored its guests 127-to-59. EHS has lost three straight road games dating back to last season, and the Eagles have been outscored 151-to-14 in those three tilts.

5. Both Eastern and South Gallia have claimed sizeable victories over Federal Hocking this season. The Rebels outgained the Lancers 441-83 in South Gallia’s Week 2 44-13 victory. EHS outgained Federal Hocking 400-186 in the Eagles’ 39-8 victory over FHHS last week.

Belpre Golden Eagles (2-2, 2-1) at Southern Tornadoes (2-2, 1-1)

Last Week: Belpre defeated Wahama 44-6 in Belpre; Southern lost to Miller 41-13 in Hemlock.

Last meeting between the teams: September 26, 2014, Belpre won 20-13 in Belpre.

Current head-to-head streak: Belpre has won 1 straight.

BHS offense last week: 328 rushing yards, 59 passing yards.

SHS offense last week: 77 rushing yards, 196 passing yards.

BHS offensive leaders last week: QB Tavian Miller 3-9, 59 yards, TD, INT; RB Tojzae Reams 11 carries, 111 yards, TD; WR Deijon Bedgood 1 reception, 32 yards, TD.

SHS offensive leaders last week: QB Blake Johnson 13-26, 196 yards, TD; RB Dylan Smith 13 carries, 35 yards; WR Tommy Ramthun 5 receptions, 81 yards.

BHS defense last week: 86 rushing yards, 61 passing yards.

SHS defense last week: 429 rushing yards, 85 passing yards.

Five things to note:

1. The Tornadoes and Golden Eagles are 2-of-7 teams with 2-2 records in Region 25. Only eight teams in the region currently have a winning record, including TVC Hocking schools Miller and Trimble.

2. Through four games Southern junior quarterback Blake Johnson has completed 42-of-82 pass attempts for 568 yards and six touchdowns. BHS signal caller Tavian Miller has completed 11-of-31 pass attempts for 150 yards 4TDs this season.

3. In the head-to-head series between Belpre and Southern, the home team has claimed four straight victories. SHS was the last road team to win, claiming a 16-0 victory in Belpre on September 10, 2010.

4. Both Belpre and Southern have claimed victory over Wahama this season. The Tornadoes squeaked out a 13-6 victory over WHS, after outgaining the Falcons 244-to-226 in Week 3. Belpre outgained Wahama 387-to-147 in the Golden Eagles’ 44-6 victory last week.

5. Belpre’s last trip to Racine resulted in a 19-0 Southern victory on September 13, 2013. Since joining the TVC Hocking, the Golden Eagles are 0-2 at Roger Lee Adams Memorial Football Field.

Meigs freshman Zach Bartrum (1) runs off tackle during the Marauders’ 31-0 victory over Vinton County, at Farmers Bank Stadium on September 18.
http://mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/web1_9.25-MHS-Bartrum.jpgMeigs freshman Zach Bartrum (1) runs off tackle during the Marauders’ 31-0 victory over Vinton County, at Farmers Bank Stadium on September 18. Alex Hawley/OVP Sports

By Alex Hawley

ahawley@civitasmedia.com

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