Red Devils invade Point


By Alex Hawley - ahawley@civitasmedia.com



Point Pleasant junior Grant Safford (37) breaks a long run during the Big Blacks’ 76-29 victory at Gallia Academy, on September 25.


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Oak Hill Red Devils (1-4) at Point Pleasant Big Blacks (6-0)

Last Week: Oak Hill lost to Shady Spring 30-21 in Shady Spring; Point Pleasant defeated Parkersburg South 27-20 in Parkersburg.

Last meeting between the teams: October 10, 2014. Point Pleasant won 56-7 in Oak Hill.

Current head-to-head streak: Point Pleasant has won 2 straight.

PPHS offense last week: 316 rushing yards, 39 passing yards.

OHHS offense last week: 157 rushing yards, 88 passing yards.

PPHS offensive leaders last week: QB Cason Payne 3-4, 30 yards, TD; RB Cody Mitchell 22 carries, 197 yards, 2TDs; WR Garret Litchfield 2 receptions, 9 yards.

OHHS offensive leaders last week: QB Deonte Scruggs 2-6, 88 yards, TD, INT; RB Deonte Scruggs 27 carries, 153 yards, 2TDs; WR Ryan Muse 2 receptions, 103 yards, TD.

PPHS defense last week: 157 rushing yards, 242 passing yards.

OHHS defense last week: 175 rushing yards, 147 passing yards.

Five things to note:

1. Point Pleasant will try for its 30th consecutive regular season win Friday night. Oak Hill handed Point Pleasant it’s last regular season loss. The Red Devils defeated 34-14 on October 5, 2012 at John P. Duda Stadium.

2. The Big Blacks’ seven-point win a week ago is the narrowest margin of victory since Point Pleasant’s regular season winning streak began. It also marks the only time this season that the Big Blacks have been outgained in total offense.

3. The Red Devils have lost four consecutive games after beginning the 2015 campaign with a 31-21 victory at Lewis County. In those four games, OHHS has been outscored 178-to-43.

4. At this point in the season the lone common opponent between PPHS and Oak Hill is Wayne. The Big Blacks defeated WHS by a 64-8 count in Week 3, while the Pioneers claimed a 64-13 win over Oak Hill in Week 4. Both games were played in Wayne County.

5. This is Point Pleasant’s annual homecoming game. The Big Blacks have won back-to-back homecoming contests after dropping a one-point decision to Brooke on homecoming 2012.

Wahama White Falcons (2-4, 1-4) at Eastern Eagles (2-4, 2-2)

Last Week: Wahama lost to Trimble 46-14 in Mason; Eastern lost to Waterford 35-7 in Tuppers Plains.

Last meeting between the teams: October 10, 2014. Eastern won 33-21 in Mason.

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

EHS offense last week: 72 rushing yards, 73 passing yards.

WHS offense last week: 41 rushing yards, 140 passing yards.

EHS offensive leaders last week: QB Jett Facemyer 8-16, 73 yards; RB Jett Facemyer 25 carries, 33 yards, TD; WR Cameron Richmond 5 receptions, 69 yards.

WHS offensive leaders last week: QB Philip Hoffman 8-19, 114 yards, INT; RB Colton Arrington 10 carries, 49 yards; WR Jared Nutter 3 receptions, 51 yards.

EHS defense last week: 179 rushing yards, 79 passing yards.

WHS defense last week: 301 rushing yards, 121 passing yards.

Five things to note:

1. After both losing last week, a bounce back win will be needed by both sidelines Friday night. The last time EHS and WHS faced off after losing the week prior was 2006.

2. Wahama had won 12 straight over Eastern prior to last season’s EHS triumph. The last time Eastern defeated the Falcons at East Shade River Stadium was September 7, 2001 by a 30-8 count.

3. Both EHS and WHS hold a victory over Federal Hocking this season, while both have suffered a loss at the hands of Waterford. The Eagles defeated FHHS 39-8, while falling to the Wildcats 35-7. The White Falcons claimed a 31-15 victory over the Lancers, while dropping a 34-0 decision to the Green and White.

4. The Eagles are 1-2 at East Shade River Stadium this season, while Wahama is 0-2 away from Bachtel Stadium.

5. The Eagles have been outscored 209-to-78 this season, while Wahama has been outscored 152-to-99.

Hannan Wildcats (0-4) at Beallsville Blue Devils (0-4)

Last Game: Hannan lost to Miller, 82-6 in Hemlock; Beallsville lost to Chalker 44-6 in Southerington.

Last meeting between the teams: None since 2001.

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

HHS offense last week: N/A.

BHS offense last week: N/A.

HHS offensive leaders last week: N/A.

BHS offensive leaders last week: N/A.

HHS defense last week: 424 rushing yards, 0 passing yards.

BHS defense last week: N/A.

Five things to note:

1. Both Hannan and Beallsville will be looking for the first win of 2015 Friday night. HHS has been outscored 233-to-44 this year, while BHS has been outscored 218-to-20.

2. Last week, Hannan surrendered nine touchdowns on the ground. Miller also scored twice on interception returns and once on a kickoff return.

3. The Wildcats gave the ball away six times last week at Miller, including four interceptions and two fumbles.

4. Hannan’s last win over a non-Mountaineer State team was October 7, 2011 when HHS defeated Manchester 26-14 in the Buckeye State.

5. This is one of just six varsity football games for Beallsville this season.

Point Pleasant junior Grant Safford (37) breaks a long run during the Big Blacks’ 76-29 victory at Gallia Academy, on September 25.
http://mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_10.9-PP-Safford.jpgPoint Pleasant junior Grant Safford (37) breaks a long run during the Big Blacks’ 76-29 victory at Gallia Academy, on September 25. Alex Hawley/OVP Sports

By Alex Hawley

ahawley@civitasmedia.com

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