By: Bryan Waltersbwalters@heartlandpublications.com
October 4, 2012
Wahama White Falcons (6-0, 5-0) at Federal Hocking Lancers (5-1, 4-0)
Last Week: Wahama won 35-7 vs. Southern; Federal Hocking 56-0 win vs. South Gallia.
Last Meeting: 2011, Wahama won 49-0 at WHS.
Current head-to-head streak: Wahama has won 3 straight.
WHS Offense Last Week: 243 rushing yards, 143 passing yards.
FHHS Offense Last Game: 241 rushing yards, 78 passing yards.
WHS Offensive Leaders Last Week: RB Kane Roush (8-109, 2 TDs), QB Trenton Gibbs (7-11-143, TD, INT), WR Austin Cole (4-101).
FHHS Offensive Leaders Last Week: RB Delbert Crum (4-96, 2 TDs), QB Kyle Jackson (5-5-78, 2 TDs), WR Ivan Santiago (3-50, 2 TDs).
WHS Defense Last Week: 72 rushing yards, 216 passing yards.
FHHS Defense Last Game: 121 rushing yards, 0 passing yards.
Notes: The last of the league unbeatens square off this weekend in a pivotal TVC Hocking matchup in Athens County. Wahama — which is a perfect 21-0 in TVC Hocking play since joining in 2010 — puts a 27-game regular season winning streak on the line against a Lancers’ squad that has won five straight contests. The White Falcons have outscored opponents by a 253-88 overall margin this fall, while Fed Hock is outscoring opponents by a 161-56 margin. The Lancers’ only loss this season was a Week 1 setback to visiting Alexander by a 22-21 count. FHHS last beat Wahama on September 2, 2006 by a 14-7 count in Stewart.
Point Pleasant Big Blacks (4-1) at Oak Hill Red Devils (4-1)
Last Week: Point Pleasant lost 34-33 vs. Brooke; Oak Hill 20-0 win vs. Shady Spring.
Last Meeting: N/A.
Current head-to-head streak: N/A.
PPHS Offense Last Week: 148 rushing yards, 188 passing yards.
OHHS Offense Last Game: 391 rushing yards, 19 passing yards.
PPHS Offensive Leaders Last Week: RB Tylun Barnitz (76 yds, TD), QB Aden Yates (10-16-188, 2TDs, INT), WR Anthony Perry (2-82).
OHHS Offensive Leaders Last Week: RB Jalen Jones (26-236, 2TDs), QB Deon Marion (1-4-19), WR Ray Sullivan (1-19).
PPHS Defense Last Week: N/A.
OHHS Defense Last Game: 63 rushing yards, 113 passing yards.
Notes: Two teams in the middle of their first season at the Class AAA level, both Oak Hill and Point Pleasant were moved up from AA competition at the beginning of this year. The Big Blacks had a 15-game regular season winning streak snapped last week by Brooke on Homecoming. Point is outscoring opponents by a 162-62 overal margin this fall and the Big Blacks are a perfect 3-0 in road games this fall. The Red Devils have won four straight contests after dropping a 43-36 decision to Elkins in the season opener. Oak Hill has posted a pair of shutouts in its last two wins and has scored 36-or-more points in 4-of-5 contests. OHHS running back Jalen Jones has 1,065 yards on 96 carries this season to go along with 14 touchdowns.
Hannan Wildcats (1-4) at Manchester Greyhounds (0-6)
Last Week: Hannan lost 33-0 vs. Tug Valley; Manchester lost 70-22 at Portsmouth Notre Dame.
Last Meeting: 2011, Hannan won 26-14 at HHS.
Current head-to-head streak: Hannan has won 1 straight.
Notes: Losing streak are on the line this Friday night when Hannan and Manchester meet up in a Week 7 non-conference matchup in Adams County. After scoring 22 points in each of their first two contests, the Wildcats have mustered only six points in their last three games — which includes back-to-back shutout losses. HHS is being outscored 50-163 overall this fall and is currently in a three-game losing skid. The Greyhounds, on the other hand, enter Friday with an 18-game losing streak — dating back to a 14-7 win at Fayetteville in Week 8 of 2010. Manchester has a combined 1-45 record since starting the program in 2008, and the Greyhounds have never won a varsity home game. MHS is being outscored by a 40-292 overall margin this fall.