SHS, Meigs host Week 7 games


By Alex Hawley - ahawley@civitasmedia.com



First-year Southern football coach Mike Chancey, middle, walks between his players during warmups of an August 26 football contest against Portsmouth Notre Dame at Roger Lee Adams Memorial Field in Racine, Ohio.


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Trimble Tomcats (4-2, 4-1) at Southern Tornadoes (6-0, 4-0)

Last Week: Trimble defeated Wahama 46-0, in Glouster; Southern defeated Federal Hocking 45-14, in Racine.

Last meeting between the teams: October 9, 2015. Trimble won 41-14 in Glouster.

Current head-to-head streak: Trimble has won 25 straight

THS offense last week: 272 rushing yards, 102 passing yards.

SHS offense last week: 366 rushing yards, 53 passing yards.

THS offensive leaders last week: QB Gary Brooks 6-of-11, 92 yards, 2TDs, INT; RB Kameron Curry 14 carries, 185 yards, 4TDs; WR Jacob Hardy 4 receptions, 73 yards, 2TD.

SHS offensive leaders last week: QB Blake Johnson 1-of-2, 53 yards, TD; RB Riley Roush 15 carries, 204 yards, 2TDs; WR Crenson Rogers 1 reception, 53 yards.

THS defense last week: 5 rushing yards, 43 passing yards

SHS defense last week: 84 rushing yards, 127 passing yards

Five things to note:

1. The Tornadoes have just one win all-time against Trimble. That 19-8 SHS victory came in 1973, which was Trimble High School’s first year of existence. The Tomcats avenged that loss in the following season and has won all 24 games since the series resumed in 1992.

2.Trimble has shutout Southern seven times and has never allowed the Purple and Gold to score more than 28 points in a game. The last time the Tomcats played at Roger Lee Adams Memorial Field was October 10, 2015. THS defeated the Purple and Gold by a 40-6 clip in that game.

3. The Tornadoes are currently ranked 7th in the Division VII AP poll and the Purple and Gold are rated at the top of Region 27. Southern and Sciotoville East are the final two unbeaten teams in Region 27. THS is rated sixth in the region.

4. This is uncharted territory for the Purple and Gold, as they haven’t won six consecutive games to start the season in over 20 years.

5. Southern has outgained opponents 2,339-to-991 in total offense, including 1,634-to-663 on the ground. The Tornadoes hold a 95-to-44 advantage in first downs this fall, and are plus-6 in turnover differential.

Athens Bulldogs (4-2, 2-0) at Meigs Marauders (3-3, 1-2)

Last Week: Athens lost to Logan 31-30, in Logan; Meigs lost to Nelsonville-York 47-6, in Nelsonville.

Last meeting between the teams: October 9, 2015. Athens won 49-34 in The Plains.

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

AHS offense last week: 195 rushing yards, 260 passing yards.

MHS offense last week: 99 rushing yards, 12 passing yards.

AHS offensive leaders last week: QB Brendan Sano 18-of-30, 217, 2TDs; RB Mikel Casteel 17 carries, 76 yards; WR Andy Kostival 5 receptions, 54 yards.

MHS offensive leaders last week: QB Zach Helton 5-of-8, 3 yards; RB Lane Cullums 13 carries, 37 yards; WR Jared Kennedy 3 receptions, 0 yards.

AHS defense last week: 168 rushing yards, 151 passing yards

MHS defense last week: 347 rushing yards, 62 passing yards

Five things to note:

1. Athens holds an 18-15 record over Meigs in all-time meetings. The last time the Marauders claimed victory over the Bulldogs was on September 12, 2008. That was the first season Athens was a member of the TVC Ohio.

2. Athens’ last visit to Farmers Bank Stadium was on October 10, 2014 when, eventual Division III state runner-up, AHS defeated Meigs by a 49-0 mark.

3. This is the Marauders fourth of five home games this season. Meigs is 2-1 at home this season and will be looking to clinch its second straight winning campaign at home.

4. Meigs has 1,967 yards of offense this season, with 912 passing and 1,055 rushing. Ten of the Marauders’ 23 touchdowns have come through the air, with the other 13 coming on runs.

5. The Maroon and Gold have allowed 1,663 yards (397 passing, 1,266 rushing), 25 touchdowns (5 passing, 17 rushing, 3 defensive) and 75 first downs this fall.

Eastern Eagles (3-3, 2-2) at Wahama White Falcons (2-4, 1-4)

Last Week: Eastern lost to Waterford 46-7, in Waterford; Wahama lost to Trimble, 46-0, in Glouster.

Last meeting between the teams: October 9, 2015. Wahama won 36-8 in Tuppers Plains.

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

EHS offense last week: 34 rushing yards, 139 passing yards.

WHS offense last week: 5 rushing yards, 43 passing yards.

EHS offensive leaders last week: QB Jett Facemyer 10-of-18, 139 yards, TD, INT; RB Josh Brewer 15 carries, 47 yards; WR Jon Wolfe 4 receptions, 80 yards.

WHS offensive leaders last week: QB Bryton Grate 5-of-13, 43 yards, INT; RB Wyatt Edwards 9 carries, 14 yards; WR Wyatt Edwards 3 receptions, 24 yards.

EHS defense last week: 200 rushing yards, 172 passing yards

WHS defense last week: 272 rushing yards, 102 passing yards

Five things to note:

1. Since 1995, Wahama is 17-4 against the Eagles, including 8-2 at Bachtel Stadium. The road team has been victorious three consecutive years in this series. Eastern’s last trip to Bachtel Stadium resulted in a 33-21 Eagles victory. That game ended a 12-game winning streak Wahama held over EHS.

2. The White Falcons are ranked 29th in the WVSSAC playoff ratings, 13 spots away from the final postseason spot. Four other teams in Class A currently have 2-4 records. EHS is five spots away from the final playoff spot, as the Eagles are rated 13th in Region 27. A total of six teams in Region 27 have .500 records.

3. This is Wahama’s third of five home games and the Red and White are 0-2 at home this season. The White Falcons have had a winning record at home for 10 consecutive season, but that streak would end with a loss on Friday.

4. Through six games, Eastern’s offense has produced 2,176 yards (1,148 passing, 1,028 rushing) 24 touchdowns (10 passing, 14 rushing) and 120 first downs. Wahama’s offense has produced 1,189 yards (136 passing, 1,053 rushing), 10 touchdowns (1 passing, 9 rushing) and 65 first downs.

5. The EHS defense has surrendered 1,373 yards (592 passing, 781 rushing), 18 touchdowns (7 passing, 11 rushing) and 64 first downs this season, while Wahama has allowed 1,801 yards (344 passing, 1,457 rushing), 26 touchdowns (4 passing, 22 rushing) and 67 first downs.

Waterford Wildcats (5-1, 4-0) at South Gallia Rebels (2-4, 1-3)

Last Week: Waterford defeated Eastern 46-7, in Waterford; South Gallia lost to Belpre 30-20, in Mercerville.

Last meeting between the teams: October 9, 2015. South Gallia won 20-13 in Waterford.

Current head-to-head streak: South Gallia has won 5 straight

WHS offense last week: 200 rushing yards, 172 passing yards.

SGHS offense last week: 459 rushing yards, 13 passing yards.

WHS offensive leaders last week: QB Isaac Huffman 5-of-8, 172 yards, 2TDs; RB Cody Harris 4 carries, 89 yards, TD; WR Wyatt Lang 2 receptions, 67 yards, TD.

SGHS offensive leaders last week: QB Colten Coughenour 1-of-3, 13 yards; RB Johnny Sheets 37 carries, 325 yards, 3TDs; WR Johnny Sheets 1 reception, 13 yards.

WHS defense last week: 34 rushing yards, 139 passing yards

SGHS defense last week: 184 rushing yards, 47 passing yards

Five things to note:

1. Waterford hasn’t defeated SGHS since October 22, 2010, when the Wildcats claimed a 25-6 road victory. The 2010 season was South Gallia’s first as a member of the TVC Hocking.

2. This will be the ninth consecutive season these teams have clashed on the gridiron. The Wildcats won the three straight from 2008-10, but has dropped five consecutive matchups. Both teams average 18.25 in the last eight meetings.

3. Waterford is off to its best start since 2007, when the Wildcats were also 5-1. WHS is currently 2nd in the Region 27 ratings, while South Gallia is 19th.

4. Rebels senior Johnny Sheets surpassed the 1,000-yard mark on the ground in last week’s game. Sheets now has 1,202 yards and 11 touchdowns on 133 carries.

5. South Gallia’s offense has produced 1,908 yards this season, 1,835 of which has come on the ground. A total of 17 of the Rebels’ 18 offensive touchdowns have been rushing.

River Valley Raiders (4-2, 1-2) at Alexander Spartans (1-5, 0-3)

Last Week: River Valley defeated Wellston 14-6, in Bidwell; Alexander lost to Vinton County 37-20, in McArthur.

Last meeting between the teams: October 9, 2015. Alexander won 22-12 in Bidwell.

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

RVHS offense last week: 216 rushing yards, 98 passing yards.

AHS offense last week: 181 rushing yards, 171 passing yards.

RVHS offensive leaders last week: QB Patrick Brown 5-of-13, 98 yards, 2TDs; RB Jacob Campbell 20 carries, 124 yards; WR Dustin Barber 2 receptions, 41 yards, TD.

AHS offensive leaders last week: QB A.J. Marks 12-of-32, 123 yards, INT; RB A.J. Marks 34 carries, 145 yards, TD; WR Chace Harris 3 receptions, 66 yards.

RVHS defense last week: 214 rushing yards, 7 passing yards

AHS defense last week: 385 rushing yards, 89 passing yards

Five things to note:

1. River Valley’s last trip to Albany was on October 10, 2014 and resulted in a 20-0 AHS victory. River Valley hasn’t won in Albany in the last 20 years.

2. Since 2002, Alexander holds a 9-3 record over RVHS. In head-to-head meetings the Spartans hold an average scoring advantage of 10.5 points per game.

3. Both teams made the playoffs in 2015, but both are currently out of the 2016 playoff picture. RVHS is rated 15th and Alexander is rated 24th, both in Region 27. A total of 14 teams in Region 27 have winning records.

4. The Raider offense has posted 1,782 yards (1,057 passing, 725 rushing), 21 touchdowns (11 passing, 10 rushing) and 91 first downs this season. RVHS sophomore Jacob Campbell leads the Silver and Black on the ground with 325 yards and five scores on 71 carries.

5. Raider quarterback Patrick Brown — who has 148 yards and one touchdown on 74 carries — has thrown for 1,057 yards and 11 touchdowns on 65-of-104 passing, with four interceptions.

First-year Southern football coach Mike Chancey, middle, walks between his players during warmups of an August 26 football contest against Portsmouth Notre Dame at Roger Lee Adams Memorial Field in Racine, Ohio.
http://mydailysentinel.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/web1_10.7-SHS-Chancey.jpgFirst-year Southern football coach Mike Chancey, middle, walks between his players during warmups of an August 26 football contest against Portsmouth Notre Dame at Roger Lee Adams Memorial Field in Racine, Ohio. Bryan Walters/OVP Sports

By Alex Hawley

ahawley@civitasmedia.com

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