Big home games in Week 8


By Alex Hawley - ahawley@civitasmedia.com



River Valley junior Brody Moles (52) chases down Eastern junior quarterback Jett Facemyer (2) during the Raiders’ 57-0 victory at East Shade River Stadium, on September 11.


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Warren Warriors (0-7, 0-1) at Gallia Academy Blue Devils (0-7, 0-0)

Last Week: Warren lost to Union 21-7 in Belmont; Gallia Academy lost to Minford 42-6 in Minford.

Last meeting between the teams: October 17, 2014 Gallia Academy won 20-6 in Vincent.

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

WHS offense last week: 5 rushing yards, 125 passing yards.

GAHS offense last week: 52 rushing yards, 25 passing yards.

WHS offensive leaders last week: QB Bryce Gandee 10-26, 125 yards; RB Cole Riffle 7 carries, 17 yards, TD; WR Michael Smith 4 receptions, 51 yards.

GAHS offensive leaders last week: QB Kole Carter 6-19, 51 yards, TD, INT; RB Kole Carter 13 carries, 54 yards; WR Matt Bailey 2 receptions, 7 yards.

WHS defense last week: 200 rushing yards, 50 passing yards.

GAHS defense last week: 284 rushing yards, 51 passing yards.

Five things to note:

1. Gallia Academy and Warren are both still looking for the first win of the campaign. The Blue Devils have been outscored 261-to-85 this season, while WHS has been outscored by a 290-to-20 mark.

2. GAHS has won 13 of the last 14 over Warren. The Blue Devils are 22-5 all-time against the Warriors, with a 747-376 scoring edge

3. Warren’s last trip to Gallipolis resulted in a 31-21 Warriors victory on October 18, 2013. That game marks Warren’s lone victory in the Old French City since the turn of the millennium.

4. This is Gallia Academy’s first Southeastern Ohio Athletic League game of the season, in the Blue Devils final year in the SEOAL. GAHS holds a 324-220-20 alltime league record with 17 league titles.

5. The Blue Devils were held under 100 yards of total offense for the first time this season last week. GAHS has posted 1,390 yards of total offense this season, while allowing 2,327.

Waterford Wildcats (3-4, 2-3) at Southern Tornadoes (3-4, 2-3)

Last Week: Waterford lost to South Gallia, 20-13 in Waterford; Southern lost to Trimble, 41-14 in Glouster.

Last meeting between the teams: October 17, 2014. Waterford won 18-7 in Waterford

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

WHS offense last week: 103 rushing yards, 155 passing yards.

SHS offense last week: -33 rushing yards, 271 passing yards.

WHS offensive leaders last week: QB Isaac Huffman 11-25, 155 yards, TD; RB Tyler McCutcheon 12 carries, 55 yards, TD; WR Montana Brooker 4 receptions, 74 yards, TD.

SHS offensive leaders last week: QB Blake Johnson 24-42, 266 yards, TD; RB Theron Johnson 1 carry, 6 yards; WR Crenson Rogers 6 receptions, 86 yards, TD.

WHS defense last week: 103 rushing yards, 46 passing yards.

SHS defense last week: 314 rushing yards, 66 passing yards.

Five things to note:

1. The Tornadoes and Wildcats are currently tied for 10th in the Region 25 ratings. Other TVC Hocking teams in the top-10 included top rated Trimble, fourth rated Belpre and seventh rated Miller.

2. Southern is 1-2 at home this season, while WHS is 3-0 on the road. Southern has posted a winning record in Racine each of the last two seasons. The Wildcats have already secured their first winning road record since 2011.

3. The Tornado defense has surrendered a total of 2,230 yards this season. The SHS offense has posted 1,080 yards through the air this season, while rushing for 573 yards.

4. The Tornadoes and Wildcats have four common opponents to this point in the season, they are Miller, Trimble, Wahama and Frontier. Waterford defeated the White Falcons (34-0) and the Cougars (27-19), while falling to both MHS (21-19) and THS (29-18). SHS defeated Wahama (13-6), while losing to Miller (41-13), Trimble (41-14) and Frontier (30-20).

5. The Tornadoes claimed a 33-0 victory the last time Waterford visited Racine. Waterford’s last victory at Roger Lee Adams Memorial Football Field was by a 32-19 count on October 14, 2011.

Jackson Ironmen (6-1) at Meigs Marauders (5-2)

Last Week: Jackson defeated Logan 35-21 in Logan; Meigs lost to Athens 49-34 in The Plains.

Last meeting between the teams: 1982 Jackson won 26-0.

Current head-to-head streak: Jackson has won 3 straight.

JHS offense last week: 307 rushing yards, 110 passing yards.

MHS offense last week: 137rushing yards, 328 passing yards.

JHS offensive leaders last week: QB Hunter Sexton 5-7, 110 yards, TD; RB Blake McCoy 8 carries 121 yards, TD; WR Kendall Neal 2 receptions, 66 yards.

MHS offensive leaders last week: QB Cody Bartrum 27-41, 328 yards, TD, 2INTs; RB Kaileb Sheets 14 carries, 47 yards, TD; WR Kaileb Sheets 10 receptions, 84 yards.

JHS defense last week: 48 rushing yards, 278 passing yards.

MHS defense last week: 348 rushing yards, 40 passing yards.

Five things to note:

1. The Ironmen hold an 8-7 record against Meigs all-time. Those 15 games were played between 1967 and 1982. JHS holds a 272-to-257 scoring advantage alltime and a 2-0 edge in head-to-head shutouts.

2. Dating back to last season, Meigs has won four straight games on Holzer Field, while Jackson has won eight straight regular season road contests.

3. The lone common opponent to this point is the season is Logan. Meigs lost to the Chieftains 27-22 in Week 2, while JHS claimed a 35-21 victory at Logan last week.

4. The Ironmen are 1-0 against the Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division this season, while MHS is 1-1 against the Southeastern Ohio Athletic League. JHS hasn’t lost to a TVC Ohio team since 2013.

5. Meigs has posted 1,516 yards and 12 touchdowns through the air this season, while rushing for 1,206 yards and 17 scores.

Eastern Eagles (2-5, 2-3) at Trimble Tomcats (6-1, 6-0)

Last Week: Eastern lost to Wahama 36-8 in Tuppers Plains; Trimble defeated Southern, 42-6 in Glouster.

Last meeting between the teams: October 17, 2014. Trimble won 65-6 in Tuppers Plains.

Current head-to-head streak: Trimble has won 15 straight.

EHS offense last week: 19 rushing yards, 47 passing yards.

THS offense last week: 314 rushing yards, 66 passing yards.

EHS offensive leaders last week: QB Jett Facemyer 4-10, 45 yards, TD, INT; RB Jett Facemyer 15 carries, 15 yards; WR Blaise Facemyer 2 receptions, 14 yards.

THS offensive leaders last week: QB Andrew Losey 5-11, 66 yards, TD; RB Justice Jenkins 23 carries 254 yards, 4TDs; WR Kamron Curry 3 receptions, 21 yards.

EHS defense last week: 195 rushing yards, 113 passing yards.

THS defense last week: -33 rushing yards, 271 passing yards.

Five things to note:

1. Eastern will look to end its 15 game losing skid against the Tomcats. The last time the Eagles defeated Trimble was Week 6 of the 2000 season when EHS won 34-6.

2. Trimble has won 29 consecutive TVC Hocking games. The Tomcats’ last league loss came on August 31, 2012, by a 25-12 count to Wahama.

3. Eastern has been outscored by 22.7 points per game this season and suffered two shutout defeats. THS has recorded one shutout win this year and has outscored opponents by an average of 24.6 points per game.

4. In the last three weeks Eastern has used 10 different players to run the ball. The Eagles are averaging 2.2 yards per carry and 88 rushing yards per game over the last three contests.

5. Trimble controls its own destiny and is currently the top seed in Region 25. Eastern sits at 23rd in the region. Trimble has posted six straight victories after its season opening home loss to Nelsonville-York. The Eagles have lost back-to-back games by 28 points each.

River Valley Raiders (5-2, 2-2) at Vinton County Vikings (1-6, 0-3)

Last Week: River Valley lost to Alexander 22-12 in Rocksprings; Vinton County defeated Federal Hocking, 53-6 in McArthur.

Last meeting between the teams: October 17, 2014. River Valley won 21-18 in Bidwell.

Current head-to-head streak: River Valley has won 1 straight.

RVHS offense last week: 47 rushing yards, 177 passing yards.

VCHS offense last week: 420 rushing yards, 97 passing yards.

RVHS offensive leaders last week: QB Dayton Hardway 15-27, 177 yards, TD, INT; RB Mark Wray 13 carries, 24 yards, TD; WR Mark Wray 6 receptions, 81 yards, TD.

VCHS offensive leaders last week: QB Naylen Yates 7-9, 139 yards, TD; RB Tim Ousley 24 carries, 296 yards, 5TDs; WR Tim Ousley 3 receptions, 50 yards.

RVHS defense last week: 254 rushing yards, 32 passing yards.

VCHS defense last week: -68 rushing yards, 139 passing yards.

Five things to note:

1. River Valley’s first ever Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division victory came over VCHS last season. In the nine games since then the Raiders are 6-3 with a pair of league wins.

2. So far this season RVHS quarterback Dayton Hardway has completed 56 passes for 941 yards and eight scores. Hardway’s favorite targets have been seniors Mark Wray and Kirk Morrow, who combined for 47 receptions, 879 yards and eight touchdowns.

3. Both teams have faced and lost two Alexander and Meigs this season. The Vikings dropped a 21-0 decision to visiting Alexander in Week 6 and were defeated at Meigs 31-0 in Week 4. RVHS lost 22-12 to the visiting Spartans this past Friday, while the Marauders defeated the Raiders 26-21 at RVHS in Week 5.

4. Not only did VCHS senior Tim Ousley set the program’s record for rushing yards in a game last week, but he also became the Vikings’ alltime leading rusher with 2,891 yards.

5. Even with last week’s 47-point triumph, the Vikings are being outscored 163-to-82 this season. RVHS is outscoring foes 181-to-73 on the year with three shutouts.

River Valley junior Brody Moles (52) chases down Eastern junior quarterback Jett Facemyer (2) during the Raiders’ 57-0 victory at East Shade River Stadium, on September 11.
http://mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_10.16-RV-Moles.jpgRiver Valley junior Brody Moles (52) chases down Eastern junior quarterback Jett Facemyer (2) during the Raiders’ 57-0 victory at East Shade River Stadium, on September 11. Alex Hawley/OVP Sports

By Alex Hawley

ahawley@civitasmedia.com

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