Mason County teams on the road in Week 5


By Alex Hawley - ahawley@civitasmedia.com



Point Pleasant senior Jason Wamsley (13) eludes a Logan defender while hauling in a 70-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter of Friday night’s Week 4 contest at OVB Field in Point Pleasant, W.Va.


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Point Pleasant Big Blacks (4-0) at Mount View Golden Knights (2-1)

Last Game: Point Pleasant defeated Logan 41-12, in Point Pleasant; Mount View defeated Oak Hill 55-8, in Welch.

Last meeting between the teams: None since 1995.

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

PPHS offense last week: 347 rushing yards, 123 passing yards.

MVHS offense last game: 206 rushing yards, 182 passing yards.

PPHS offensive leaders last week: QB Cason Payne 5-of-8, 123 yards, TD; RB Grant Safford 28 carries, 193 yards, 2TDs; WR Josh Wamsley 2 receptions, 22 yards.

MVHS offensive leaders last game: QB Elijah Collier 7-of-11, 182 yards, 3TD; RB Joseph Hayes 15 carries, 139 yards, 3TDs; WR Jaquane Imes 2 receptions, 62 yards.

PPHS defense last week: 56 rushing yards, 147 passing yards.

MVHS defense last game: N/A.

Five things to note:

1. The Big Blacks have won a state-best 37 consecutive regular season games, including 19 straight on the road.

2. Mt. View has already surpassed last seasons’ win total. The Golden Knights were 1-9 last fall with a season-opening victory over in-county foe River View as the only MVHS win.

3. Through three games this season, Mount View has gained 531 yards on the ground and 294 through the air. In four games, Point Pleasant has 1,439 rushing yards and 436 passing yards.

4. To go with his 431 yards and six touchdowns passing, PPHS sophomore Cason Payne has posted 474 yards and seven touchdowns on the ground. Big Blacks senior Grant Safford has 607 yards and six touchdowns on the ground, through four games.

5. This is the Big Blacks’ longest road trip of the season, as they will travel 168 miles to McDowell County.

Wahama White Falcons (1-3, 0-3) at Federal Hocking Lancers (0-4, 0-3)

Last Week: Wahama lost to Belpre 28-20, in Mason; Federal Hocking lost to Eastern 37-0, in Stewart.

Last meeting between the teams: September 25, 2015. Wahama won 31-15 in Mason.

Current head-to-head streak: Wahama has won 7 straight.

WHS offense last week: 244 rushing yards, 0 passing yards.

FHHS offense last week: 10 rushing yards, 37 passing yards.

WHS offensive leaders last week: RB Wyatt Edwards 18 carries, 201 yards, 2TDs.

FHHS offensive leaders last week: QB Gavin Conkle 2-of-5, 21 yards, INT; RB Walker Church 13 carries, 24 yards; WR Colten Gates 1 reception, 16 yards.

WHS defense last week: 192 rushing yards, 12 passing yards.

FHHS defense last week: 305 rushing yards, 132 passing yards.

Five things to note:

1. Federal Hocking last defeated Wahama on September 2, 2006, in Mason. The Lancers won that game 14-7 and went on to qualify for the postseason for the first, and only time in school history.

2. The White Falcons’ last trip to Stewart was on September 26, 2014, in a game that Wahama won 40-14. That was the final win of Wahama’s 11-game regular season winning streak that carried over from the 2013 season.

3. One team will end its skid in this week’s game. Federal Hocking has lost 15 straight games, including 12 straight in the TVC Hocking. Wahama has lost three straight games, all in the league.

4. The White Falcons have been outgained 1,306-to-768 in total offense this season, but are plus-1 in turnover differential. Wahama’s 42 first downs are 10 less than their opponents through four games.

5. WHS has been disciplined this season, only being penalized 19 times for a total of 171 yards. Averaged out, the White Falcons are penalized 4.75 times per game for an average of 42.75 yards.

Hannan Wildcats (1-2) at River View Raiders (0-3)

Last Week: Hannan defeated Hundred 39-22, in Ashton; River View lost to Man 7-0 OT, in Bradshaw.

Last meeting between the teams: First Meeting.

Five things to note:

1. River View High School was founded in 2009, when Big Creek High School and Iaeger High School consolidated. Hannan defeated Big Creek on October 27, 2006 by a 26-24 count in Ashton.

2. The Wildcats last visited McDowell County on October 28, 2005, when Big Creek handed their guests a 41-0 loss.

3. Hannan snapped its 19-game losing skid with last Friday’s win over Hundred. The last four Wildcat victories have come against the Hornets.

4. RVHS had just five first downs and 128 yards of total offense last Friday. However, the Raider defense had four redzone stands in regulation, only to have the Hillbillies score in overtime to win the game.

5. River View has lost six consecutive games and has suffered through three straight losing seasons. Prior to that, the Raiders had three consecutive playoff appearances.

Point Pleasant senior Jason Wamsley (13) eludes a Logan defender while hauling in a 70-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter of Friday night’s Week 4 contest at OVB Field in Point Pleasant, W.Va.
http://mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/09/web1_9.24-PP-Wamsley.jpgPoint Pleasant senior Jason Wamsley (13) eludes a Logan defender while hauling in a 70-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter of Friday night’s Week 4 contest at OVB Field in Point Pleasant, W.Va. Bryan Walters/OVP Sports

By Alex Hawley

ahawley@civitasmedia.com

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