Federal Hocking Lancers (0-5, 0-4) at Southern Tornadoes (5-0, 3-0)
Last Week: Federal Hocking lost to Wahama 20-0, in Stewart; Southern defeated Belpre 34-18, in Belpre.
Last meeting between the teams: October 2, 2015. Southern won 48-0 in Stewart.
Current head-to-head streak: Southern has won 3 straight.
FHHS offense last week: 99 rushing yards, 22 passing yards.
SHS offense last week: 316 rushing yards, 145 passing yards.
FHHS offensive leaders last week: QB Dillon Wilfong 3-of-10, 13 yards; RB Gavin Conkle 10 carries, 87 yards; WR Bryce Gates 3 receptions, 11 yards.
SHS offensive leaders last week: QB Blake Johnson 2-of-2, 88 yards, 2TDs; RB Colten Holbrook 13 carries, 118 yards; WR Crenson Rogers 3 receptions, 145 yards, 3TDs.
FHHS defense last week: 315 rushing yards, 58 passing yards.
SHS defense last week: 97 rushing yards, 96 passing yards.
Five things to note:
1. The last time Federal Hocking visited Roger Lee Adams Memorial Field was October 3, 2014. The Tornadoes handed their guest a 25-12 loss in that meeting.
2. Federal Hocking’s last victory over the Purple and Gold came on September 14, 2012, in Racine. The Lancers won that game 14-7, making the second straight win in the series for FHHS.
3. The Lancers hold a 11-9 record over Southern in the last 20 meetings between the teams. However, Federal Hocking has lost 16 straight decisions, including 13 straight in the TVC Hocking.
4. The Tornadoes are ranked ninth in the latest AP Division VII poll and SHS is currently the top-rated team in Region 27. This will be Southern’s annual homecoming game.
5. Halfway through the regular season, Southern’s defense continues to shine, allowing only 780 total yards, seven touchdowns and 37 first downs. Conversely, Southern’s offense has produced 1,920 yards (652 passing, 1,268 rushing), 26 touchdowns (9 passing, 17 rushing) and 74 first downs.
Meigs Marauders (3-2, 1-1) at Nelsonville-York Buckeyes (3-2, 1-0)
Last Week: Meigs defeated River Valley 38-34, in Rocksprings; Nelsonville-York defeated Logan 35-0, in Logan.
Last meeting between the teams: October 2, 2015. Meigs won 32-14 in Rocksprings.
Current head-to-head streak: Meigs has won 1 straight.
MHS offense last week: 279 rushing yards, 91 passing yards.
NYHS offense last week: 259 rushing yards, 177 passing yards.
MHS offensive leaders last week: QB Zach Helton 5-of-10, 87 yards, TD, 3INTs; RB Lane Cullums 29 carries, 141 yards, 2TDs; WR Zach Bartrum 4 receptions, 23 yards.
NYHS offensive leaders last week: QB Hunter Edwards 7-of-15, 177 yards, 3TDs; RB Alex Mount 16 carries, 176 yards, 3TDs; WR Chris Cook 2 receptions, 63 yards, TD.
MHS defense last week: 200 rushing yards, 25 passing yards
NYHS defense last week: 86 rushing yards, 78 passing yards
Five things to note:
1. The Marauders have a chance to defeat NYHS in consecutive seasons, a feat Meigs hasn’t accomplished since 1998-99. Nelsonville-York holds a 21-14 record against Meigs in the all-time series — which began in 1967— but the Marauders have won two of the last three.
2. The Buckeyes and Marauders both hold victories over River Valley and Logan this season. NYHS defeated the Raiders 46-6, while Meigs held on for a 38-34 win. The Buckeyes rolled over the Chiefs by a 35-0 count, while MHS defeated Logan 25-19.
3. Meigs has been outscored 107-to-47 in the second half this season. In four of their five contests, the Marauders have pitched a shutout in the first half.
4. With 2015 All-Ohioan Cody Bartrum out with an injury for the past two games, Meigs’ offense has turned the ball over six times. The Marauders had just four turnovers in the first three weeks of the season.
5. The MHS offense has been as balanced as it comes with 1,856 total yards (900 passing, 956 rushing) 22 touchdowns (10 passing, 12 rushing) and 90 first downs. Meanwhile, the Marauder defense has held opponents to 1,254 yards (335 passing, 919 rushing), 15 touchdowns (3 passing, 12 rushing) and 57 first downs.
Eastern Eagles (3-2, 2-1) at Waterford Wildcats (4-1, 3-0)
Last Week: Eastern defeated South Gallia, 40-15, in Tuppers Plains; Waterford defeated Frontier 54-14, in Waterford.
Last meeting between the teams: October 2, 2015. Waterford won 35-7 in Tuppers Plains.
Current head-to-head streak: Waterford has won 1 straight.
EHS offense last week: 243 rushing yards, 283 passing yards.
WHS offense last week: N/A.
EHS offensive leaders last week: QB Jett Facemyer 13-of-18, 283 yards, 4TDs; RB Jett Facemyer 23 carries, 155 yards, 2TDs; WR Blaise Facemyer 6 receptions, 131 yards, TD.
WHS offensive leaders last week: RB Tyler McCutcheon 7 carries, 87 yards, 3TDs.
EHS defense last week: 258 rushing yards, 0 passing yards.
WHS defense last week: N/A.
Five things to note:
1. Prior to last season, Eastern had defeated Waterford in three straight meetings. In the last 20 meetings between the teams, the Eagles are 11-9 against WHS. The Wildcats — who are celebrating homecoming this week — have not defeated Eastern in back-to-back seasons since 2007-08.
2. The last time the Eagles played at Waterford was October 3, 2014, in a game that EHS claimed 16-7. October 17, 2008 was the last time the Wildcats defeated a visiting Eagle squad.
3. In Week 3, Waterford became the first Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division team to defeat Trimble since August 31, 2012. The Tomcats had won 33 straight league games.
4. Miller is the lone common opponent for EHS and WHS at this point in the season. The Falcons defeated Eastern 20-14 in Week 2, while falling to Waterford 37-6 in the season opener.
5. At the midway point of the season, Eastern’s offense has 2,003 yards (1,009 passing, 994 rushing), 23 touchdowns (9 passing, 14 rushing) and 96 first downs. The Eagle defense has allowed 1,001 yards (420 passing, 581 rushing), 11 touchdowns (5 passing, 6 rushing) and 53 first downs.