Eagles host Belpre


By Alex Hawley - ahawley@civitasmedia.com



Meigs senior Kaileb Sheets (6) looks to break away from Gallia Academy seniors Kole Carter (5) and Anthony Sipple (65) during the Maraduers’ 26-21 victory over the Blue Devils, in Rocksprings on August 28.


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Belpre Golden Eagles (6-2, 5-1) at Eastern Eagles (2-6, 2-4)

Last Week: Belpre defeated Parkersburg Catholic 40-8 in Belpre; Eastern lost to Trimble 75-12 in Glouster.

Last meeting between the teams: October 24, 2014. Belpre won 63-8 in Belpre.

Current head-to-head streak: Belpre has won 2 straight.

BHS offense last week: 231 rushing yards, 83 passing yards.

EHS offense last week: 4 rushing yards, 150 passing yards.

BHS offensive leaders last week: QB Tavian Miller 7-12, 83 yards, 2TDs, INT; RB Deijon Bedgood 11 carries, 72 yards; WR Josh Moore 3 receptions, 38 yards, 2TDs.

EHS offensive leaders last week: QB Jeremiah Martindale 10-24, 150 yards, TD, 2INTs; RB Cameron Richmond 6 carries, 14 yards; WR Cameron Richmond 8 receptions, 110 yards.

BHS defense last week: 28 rushing yards, 61 passing yards.

EHS defense last week: 261 rushing yards, 302 passing yards.

Five things to note:

1. This is the final home game this season for Eastern, which is 1-3 at East Shade River Stadium this season. Belpre, which is 3-1 on the road this season, has won back-to-back games in Meigs County, including a 42-6 win over Southern in Week 5.

2. After losing their first two games of the season, Belpre has won six straight games by an average of 32.7 points. The Golden Eagles have scored at least 40 points and held their opponent to single digits in five of their last six games. BHS hasn’t won seven straight games since 2007.

3. The Eagles have dropped three straight games and have been outscored by an average of 27.75 points per game this season.

4. The last time Belpre visited East Shade River Stadium was October 4, 2013. The Golden Eagles claimed a 35-6 victory, which ended a three-game losing skid to EHS. Eastern’s last home victory over BHS was by a 20-0 final on September 30, 2011.

5. If the playoffs started today Belpre would hold the final hosting spot in Region 25. Eastern, which is not mathematically eliminated, sits at 24 in Region 25.

Meigs Marauders (6-2, 3-1) at Wellston Golden Rockets (4-4, 1-3)

Last Week: Meigs lost to Jackson 47-6 in Rocksprings; Wellston lost to Athens 50-42OT in Wellston.

Last meeting between the teams: October 24, 2014 Meigs won 56-6 in Rocksprings.

Current head-to-head streak: Meigs has won 2 straight.

MHS offense last week: 30 rushing yards, 173 passing yards.

WHS offense last week: 380 rushing yards, 88 passing yards.

MHS offensive leaders last week: QB Cody Bartrum 11-19, 173 yards, TD; RB Kaileb Sheets 7 carries, 13 yards; WR Colton Lilly 5 receptions, 121 yards, TD.

WHS offensive leaders last week: QB Braydon Womeldorf 5-8, 88 yards; RB Braydon Womeldorf 20 carries, 127 yards, 3TDs; WR Davion Newell 2 receptions, 57 yards.

MHS defense last week: 533 rushing yards, 84 passing yards.

WHS defense last week: 433 rushing yards, 161 passing yards.

Five things to note:

1. Both teams are looking to bounce back this Friday. Meigs has lost back-to-back games, while WHS has dropped three of its last four. Both won three of their first four games this season.

2. Meigs holds a 24-18-1 record against Wellston all-time, but the Golden Rockets have won eight of the last 14 games.

3. Wellston, which is 2-2 at home this season, has outscored opponents 254-to-186 this season. Meigs has outscored foes 219-to-197 this year and sits at 2-2 on the road.

4. The Marauders’ last trip to Wellston resulted in a 40-7 MHS victory on October 18, 2013. Meigs hasn’t lost in Jackson County since 2005 when the Golden Rockets won 37-12.

5. Meigs and Wellston share four common opponents to this point in the season. Both teams have defeated Nelsonville-York, while falling to Athens and Jackson. Meigs defeated River Valley 26-21 in Week 5, while the Golden Rockets dropped a 15-0 decision to the Raiders in Week 6.

Meigs senior Kaileb Sheets (6) looks to break away from Gallia Academy seniors Kole Carter (5) and Anthony Sipple (65) during the Maraduers’ 26-21 victory over the Blue Devils, in Rocksprings on August 28.
http://mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_10.23-MHS-Sheets.jpgMeigs senior Kaileb Sheets (6) looks to break away from Gallia Academy seniors Kole Carter (5) and Anthony Sipple (65) during the Maraduers’ 26-21 victory over the Blue Devils, in Rocksprings on August 28. Alex Hawley/OVP Sports

By Alex Hawley

ahawley@civitasmedia.com

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