Meigs County, GAHS host week three games

Alex Hawley

September 12, 2013

South Gallia(1-1, 0-1) at Trimble Tomcats (2-0, 1-0)

Last Week: South Gallia lost to Southern 34-6 in Mercerville; Trimble defeated Wahama 12-7 in Mason.

Last meeting between the teams: September 7, 2012 Trimble won 74-6 in Mercerville.

Current head-to-head streak: Trimble has won three straight.

SGHS Offense Last Week: 110 rushing yards, 70 passing yards.

THS Offense Last Week: 174 rushing yards, 67 passing yards.

SGHS Offensive Leaders Last Week: QB Landon Hutchinson 2-of-8, 70 yards, INT; RB Jacob White 7 carries, 43 yards; WR Jacob White 1 reception, 58 yards.

THS Offensive Leaders Last Week: QB Konner Standley 10-of-16, 72 yards, TD, INT; RB Justice Jenkins 11 carries, 82 yards, WR Jacob Koons 4 catches, 39 yards, TD.

SGHS Defense Last Week: 226 rushing yards, 128 passing yards.

THS Defense Last Week: 189 rushing yards, 33 passing yards.

Notes: The Tomcats return home after their biggest win in four years. Last week Trimble became the first team to defeat three-time defending champion Wahama in a Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division game. The Rebels couldn’t keep the momentum going from week one, as they fell to Southern last week in Mercerville. It was the sixth time in the last two seasons that SGHS has been held to six or fewer points in a game. The last time a Gallia County team defeated Trimble was 1991 when North Gallia topped the Tomcats 14-7. 2007 was the last time Trimble has lost a TVC Hocking game to a team besides Wahama. Trimble has outscored South Gallia 148-42 in the three all-time meetings between the teams. The last time the Rebels visited Glouster was 2011 when THS took the 18-14 triumph in the closest game between the schools. Following last year’s 74-6 THS victory the Tomcat defense shutout the next six opponents.

Wahama White Falcons (1-1, 0-1) at Eastern Eagles (1-1, 0-1)

Last Week: Wahama lost to Trimble, 12-7 in Mason; Eastern defeated Miller 28-12 in Hemlock.

Last Meeting between the teams: September 7 Wahama won 47-7 in Mason.

Current head-to-head streak: Wahama has won 11 straight over Eastern.

WHS Offense Last Week: 189 rushing yards, 33 passing yards.

EHS Offense Last Week: 275 rushing yards, 100 passing yards.

WHS Offensive Leaders Last Week: QB Hunter Bradley 4-of-7, 33 yards, INT; RB Kane Roush 20 carries, 92 yards; WR Kane Roush 3 reception, 23 yards.

EHS Offensive Leaders Last Week: QB Dylan Bresciani 2-of-6, 58 yards, TD, INT; RB Zack Scowden 17 carries, 93 yards; WR Zach Browning 2 catches, 58 yards, TD.

WHS Defense Last Week: 174 rushing yards, 67 passing yards.

EHS Defense Last Week: N/A.

Notes: Fresh off its first regular season loss since 2009 the Wahama will look to take out its frustrations on Eastern. Eastern, which defeated Miller last week, is now looking to upset the White Falcons. The last time EHS defeated Wahama was September 7th, 2001. Wahama has outscored the Eagles by an average 32.5 points per game over that span. This is the Eagles’ first home game and the White Falcons’ first road game of the year. Wahama defeated Eastern 69-0 the last time the White Falcons played at East Shade River Stadium. The White Falcons haven’t lost a regular season road game since falling at Buffalo on November 7th, 2008. The Eagles were just 2-3 at home last season.

River Valley Raiders (0-2) at Meigs Marauders (1-1)

Last Week: River Valley lost to Adena 39-14 in Bidwell; Meigs lost to Fairland 32-20 in Proctorville.

Last meeting between the teams: September 7th, 2012 Meigs won 48-18 in Bidwell.

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

RVHS Offense Last Week: 255 rushing yards, 98 passing yards.

MHS Offense Last Week: 230 rushing yards, 88 passing yards.

RVHS Offensive Leaders Last Week: QB Tyler Twyman 6-of-12, 98 yards; RB Austin Bradley 21 carries, 192 yards, 2TDs; WR Kirk Morrow 1 reception, 43 yards.

MHS Offensive Leaders Last Week: QB Kaileb Sheets 13-of-23, 88 yards, 2 INTs; RB Jordan Hutton 20 carries, 72 yards; WR Ty Phelps 7 catches, 66 yards.

RVHS Defense Last Week: 331 rushing yards, 116 passing yards.

MHS Defense Last Week: 112 rushing yards, 194 passing yards.

Notes: The Marauders play at Farmers Bank Stadium/Holzer Field for the first time this season. Meigs was 0-5 there in its inaugural season. The Raiders are making their first road trip of the season, after falling in both home games this season. River Valley will look to snap an 11 game losing skid against TVC Ohio competition. RVHS is 4-28 against the TVC Ohio since 2001. MHS is 17-10 against Ohio Valley Conference teams in the last 10 seasons. Meigs is 16-3 all-time against RVHS. The Raiders haven’t owned a winning record through three weeks of the regular season since 2003, which also happens to be the last time RVHS defeated Meigs in head-to-head competition (14-12). The last time River Valley has defeated a TVC Ohio opponent was 2007, when the Raiders topped Alexander 29-7 in Cheshire.

Fairland Dragons (2-0) at Gallia Academy Blue Devils (1-1)

Last Week: Gallia Academy defeated Rock Hill 60-2 in Gallipolis; Fairland defeated Meigs 32-20 in Proctorville.

Last meeting between the teams: none since 2002

Current head-to-head streak: N/A

FHS Offense Last Week: 112 rushing yards, 194 passing yards.

GAHS Offense Last Week: 244 rushing yards, 189 passing yards.

FHS Offensive Leaders Last Week: QB Chance Short 11-of-23, 194 yards, 2TDs, INT; RB Evan Maddox 21 carries, 119 yards, TD; WR Kyle Sowards 4 catches, 156 yards, 2TDs.

GAHS Offensive Leaders Last Week: QB Wade Jarrell 12-of-18, 189 yards, 3TDs; RB Wade Jarrell 7 carries, 85 yards, 2TDs; WR Logan Allison 4 catches, 80 yards, 2TDs.

FHS Defense Last Week: 230 rushing yards, 88 passing yards.

GAHS Defense Last Week: 141 rushing yards, 30 passing yards.

Notes: The Blue Devils will be looking for its second straight impressive win of the season after defeating Rock Hill by a 58 point margin last week. That was the first time in the past 10 seasons GAHS has played an Ohio Valley Conference team. Fairland hasn’t played a Southeastern Ohio Athletic League team in the last 10 seasons. The Dragons defeated River Valley by a count of 47-19 in their last trip to Gallia County. That game was week 19 of last season. Last week’s victory over Rock Hill marks the first time since defeating Ironton in 2006 that GAHS has defeated a Lawrence County opponent. The Blue Devils had lost their previous seven attempts. Fairland’s no-huddle spread offense put up 30 points for the second consecutive week against Meigs last Friday.

Belpre Golden Eagles (1-1, 0-0) at Southern Tornadoes (2-0, 1-0)

Last Week: Southern defeated South Gallia 34-6 in Mercerville; Belpre lost to Fort Frye 41-28 in Belpre.

Last meeting between the teams: September 7th, 2012 Belpre won 48-13 in Belpre.

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

BHS Offense Last Week: 195 rushing yards, 81 passing yards.

SHS Offense Last Week: 226 rushing yards, 128 passing yards.

BHS Offensive Leaders Last Week: QB Tavian Miller 5-of-19, 81 yards, TD, INT; RB Tavian Miller 23 carries, 103 yards, 3TDs; WR Trent McCoy 3 receptions, 39 yards.

SHS Offensive Leaders Last Week: QB Tristen Wolfe 7-of-14, 128 yards, 2TDs, INT; RB Tyler Barton 16 carries, 112 yards, 2TDs; WR Dennis Teaford 4 catches, 40 yards, TD.

BHS Defense Last Week: 140 rushing yards, 82 passing yards.

SHS Defense Last Week: 110 rushing yards, 70 passing yards.

Notes: The Tornadoes play at Roger Lee Adams Memorial Stadium for the first time this season; Southern was 2-3 there last season. The Purple and Gold will be looking for its third consecutive win to start the year. A win would mark the longest winning streak for the Tornadoes since 2009 when it rattled off four in a row. Over the last 10 seasons Southern has never started 3-0. The SHS defense began the year with 95 consecutive minutes of shutout football. The Golden Eagles scored their second league win and their first over the Tornadoes as a member of the TVC Hocking last season. Belpre’s 4-4 league record was the best since 2007 when the Golden Eagles finished 4-1 in the TVC Ohio. Belpre’s last win in Meigs County came on September 21st, 2007, when Eastern fell to BHS by a count of 30-13, in Tuppers Plains. This is Southern’s first home game after playing its first two games in Gallia County. As a member of the TVC Hocking Belpre holds a 62-49 scoring advantage over Southern but the Tornadoes have won two out of three meetings.

Hannan Wildcats (1-1) at Federal Hocking Lancers (1-1)

Last Week: Hannan defeated Hundred 56-0 at Hundred, Federal Hocking defeated Waterford 40-0 at Waterford.

Last Meeting: September 7th 2012: Federal Hocking won 40-6 at Hannan.

Current head-to-head streak: Federal Hocking has won 1 straight.

HHS Offense Last Week: 432 rushing yards.

FHHS Offense Last Week: 348 rushing yards, 45 passing yards.

HHS Offensive Leaders Last Week: RB Charles Mayes 9 carries, 153 yards 2TDs.

FHHS Offensive Leaders Last Week: QB Philip Hoffman 7-of-11, 45 yards; RB Delbret Crum 15 carries, 141 yards, 3TDs; WR Alfie Nichols 5 catches, 36 yards.

HHS Defense Last Week: N/A.

FHHS Defense Last Week: 63 rushing yards, 5 passing yards.

Notes: Both the Wildcats and Lancers scored their first win of the season in shutout style last week. FHHS blanked TVC-Hocking foe Waterford, while Hannan shutout the Hundred Hornets. Hannan held a 38-0 lead at halftime of last week’s game. Federal Hocking scored a pair of shutouts last season. The Wildcats win over Hundred marked the first shutout since blanking the Hornets in 2011.This is the first of a three game home stand for the Lancers after playing their first two games of the 2013 season on the road. This is Hannan’s third of four road games to begin the year. The last time Hannan defeated an Ohio school was October 7th 2011 with a 26-14 victory over visiting Manchester. Hannan hasn’t won a game in the state of Ohio since prior to 2001. It has been over 10 seasons since Hannan has defeated a Tri-Valley Conference team. This is the first of two games against TVC Hocking teams this season.