By: Bryan Waltersbwalters@heartlandpublications.com
September 27, 2012
Brooke Bruins (0-5) at Point Pleasant Big Blacks (4-0)
Last Week: Brooke lost 52-25 vs. Wheeling Park; Point Pleasant 18-13 win at Winfield.
Last Meeting: First meeting.
Current head-to-head streak: Never played.
BHS Offense Last Week: 60 rushing yards, 116 passing yards.
PPHS Offense Last Game: 186 rushing yards, 153 passing yards.
BHS Offensive Leaders Last Week: RB Alec Buchmelter (13-33), QB Alec Buchmelter (11-20-100, TD), WR Hunter Wallace (4-32).
PPHS Offensive Leaders Last Week: RB Teran Barnitz (14-56), QB Aden Yates (9-10-153), WR Anthony Perry (2-65).
BHS Defense Last Week: 156 rushing yards, 196 passing yards.
PPHS Defense Last Game: 54 rushing yards, 221 passing yards.
Notes: After a month away from OVB Track and Field, the Big Blacks return home for the first time since the season opener against South Point. Point Pleasant brings a 15-game regular season winning streak into this first-ever matchup against the Bruins, who have been outscored 79-13 in two road games this fall. PPHS has surrendered just four touchdowns defensively and is outscoring opponents by a 129-28 margin this season. Brooke — which lost its season opener 35-34 against visiting Parkersburg — has lost its last four contests by at least 21 points while also being outscored by a 210-86 overall margin this fall. BHS scored five different ways last week against Wheeling Park, which included a field goal, a safety, a TD run, a TD pass and a kickoff return.
Southern Tornadoes (1-4, 1-2) at Wahama White Falcons (5-0, 4-0)
Last Week: Southern 62-18 loss at Symmes Valley; Wahama 64-35 win at Waterford.
Last Meeting: 2011, Wahama won 67-20 at Southern.
Current head-to-head streak: Wahama has won 6 straight. Wahama 6-0 since 2002.
Southern Offense Last Week: 132 rushing yards, 92 passing yards.
Wahama Offense Last Week: 576 rushing yards, 75 passing yards.
Southern Offensive Leaders Last Week: RB Josh Justis (6-60), QB Tristen Wolfe (8-19-92, 2INT), WR Jack Lemley (2-40).
Wahama Offensive Leaders Last Week: RB Kane Roush (7-246, 4TD), QB Trenton Gibbs (5-8-75, TD, INT), WR Wyatt Zuspan (2-37, TD).
Southern Defense Last Week: 632 rushing yards, 29 passing yards.
Wahama Defense Last Week: 128 rushing yards, 217 passing yards.
Notes: The White Falcons put their 26-game regular season winning streak and their 20-0 TVC Hocking record on the line this weekend when they welcome the Tornadoes for Homecoming at Bachtel Stadium. Wahama is outscoring opponents by a 218-81 clip overall and also own a 183-74 scoring margin over league opponents. WHS has scored 35 points in 4-of-5 of their games this fall, including a season-high 64 points last weekend at Waterford. Southern has lost three straight and has been outscored by a 151-74 margin overall this season, including a 76-44 deficit in TVC Hocking play. SHS has reached 20-or-more points offensively just once this season and is also coming off its worst loss of the season, a 44-point setback at Symmes Valley in which the defense surrendered 661 yards of offense. Southern is 0-2 in road games this year by a combined score of 110-31.
Tug Valley Panthers (4-1) at Hannan Wildcats (1-3)
Last Week: Tug Valley 18-14 win vs. Tolsia; Hannan had Bye Week, lost vs. Sherman 32-0 in last game.
Last Meeting: First meeting since 2002.
Current head-to-head streak: N/A.
TVHS Offense Last Game: 86 rushing yards, 233 passing yards.
HHS Offense Last Week: N/A rushing yards, N/A passing yards.
TVHS Offensive Leaders Last Week: RB Aaron Muncy (17-63), QB Mikey Newsome (11-20-233), WR David Runyon (4-65).
HHS Offensive Leaders Last Week: N/A
TVHS Defense Last Game: 157 rushing yards, 20 passing yards.
HHS Defense Last Week: N/A rushing yards, N/A passing yards.
Notes: After dropping a 32-0 Homecoming decision to Sherman two weeks ago, the task doesn’t get any easier for the Wildcats this week as they host the Panthers — who have won three straight. Tug Valley is currently tied for eighth in the Class A ratings and looking to improve its standing with a win, while the Wildcats have dropped two straight after starting the year with a .500 mark. Hannan has been outscored 72-6 in its last two contests — both of which were at home — and the Wildcats have also been out-tallied by a 130-50 count this season. Hannan will complete a four-game home stand this weekend before embarking on a four-game road trip. The Panthers have outscored opponents by a 128-105 margin in five games and are 1-1 in road games.