Point, Hannan hosting Saturday games

Alex Hawley

November 6, 2013

Hundred Hornets (0-8) at Hannan Wildcats (1-8)

Last Week: Hundred lost to Tygrats Valley 46-0, in Mill Creek; Hannan lost to Montcalm 15-0, in Ashton.

Last Meeting: September 7, 2013 Hannan won 56-0 in Hundred.

Current head-to-head streak: Hannan has won 3 straight.

Hundred offense last week: N/A.

Hannan offense last week: 104 rushing yards, 17 passing yards.

Hundred offensive leaders last week: N/A.

Hannan offensive leaders last week: QB Adam Wilson 6-of-15, 17 yards, INT; RB Matt Wallace 14 carries, 56 yards; WR Matt Wallace 4 receptions, 9 yards.

Hundred defense last week: N/A.

Hannan defense last week: 203 rushing yards, 0 passing yards.

Notes: The Wildcats will be looking for a result similar to their last meeting with Hundred when Hannan earned the 56-0 shutout. The last time the Hornets defeated Hannan was November 7th 2008 at Hannan by a score of 22-14. Hundred has been shutout five times this season, while Hannan has been blanked three times. No team in the state has scored fewer than the 28 points the Hornets have scored this season. Hundred is the lone Class A school to have less than 100 points this year. Hannan has been out scored 347-to-116 this year, while Hundred has been outpaced 3750-to-28. Hannan is tied for 35th in Class A, while Hundred is tied for 37th. Both Hundred and Hannan have lost to Montcalm and Valley (Wetzel) this season. Dating back to 2004 the series is 3-2 in favor of Hannan. Over the last two games Hannan has been led by Matt Wallace with a total of 141 yards between rushing and receiving.

Lewis County Minutemen (7-2) at Point Pleasant Big Blacks (9-0)

Last Week: Point Pleasant defeated Oak Glen 50-0, in Point Pleasant; Lewis County defeated Liberty (Harrison) 69-0, in Weston.

Last Meeting: September 14, 2012: Point Pleasant won 14-13 in Weston.

Current head-to-head streak: Point Pleasant has won one straight

LCHS offense last week: 370 rushing yards, 130 passing yards.

PPHS offense last week: 383 rushing yards, 120 passing yards.

LCHS offensive leaders last week: QB Skyler Carlton 4-of-6, 130 yards, 2TDs; RB Mark Metzgar 10 carries, 150 yards, 3TDs; WR Dustin Martin 2 receptions, 76 yards, TD.

PPHS offensive leaders last week: QB Aden Yates, 8-of-9, 120 yards, 3TDs; RB Chase Walton 11 carries, 142 yards, 2TDs; WR Cody Mitchell 4 receptions, 87 yards, 3 TDs.

LCHS defense last week: 19 rushing yards, 27 passing yards.

PPHS defense last week: 24 rushing yards, 31 passing yards.

Notes: The Big Blacks will put their undefeated record on the line Saturday afternoon when they host the Minutemen of Lweis County at Ohio Valley Bank Track and Field. A win would put Point Pleasant in contention to host a pair of postseason contests, while LCHS is battling to hold on to their playoff spot. The Minutemen currently set 14th in Class AAA but hold a margin of over a point on the 17th place team. In last week’s Big Blacks’ victory PPHS had a pair of players surpass milestones. Sophomore runningback Cody Mitchell ran for 88 yards last week and has now eclipsed 1,000 yards (now at 1,039) on the season on just 128 carries. Mitchell has also caught 17 passes for 270 yards while scoring 17 total touchdowns (13 rushing, 3 receiving, 1 punt return). Junior signal caller Aden Yates threw for 120 yards last week to eclipse the 1,000 yard mark (now at 1,011) on the season. Yates is completing 79 percent of his passes and has thrown for 12 touchdowns. Not to be out done Chase Walton has a combined 1,328 yards and 19 touchdowns on 170 carries and 19 receptions. Walton is just 111 yards shy of 1,000 yards rushing heading into Saturday’s contest. Minutemen finished 9-3 last year and played PPHS for the first time. Lewis County is coming off of back-to-back home games while this wraps up the Big Blacks’ two-game home stand. Both teams have faced Lincoln County and Oak Hill. The Big Blacks have won their regular season finale five straight seasons.

Wahama White Falcons (8-1) at Buffalo Bison (0-9)

Last Week: Wahama defeated Miller 66-8, in Mason; Buffalo lost to Symmes Valley, 50-28, in Buffalo.

Last meeting between the teams: November 11, 2012, Wahama won 38-0 in the opening round of the playoffs at Point Pleasant.

Current head-to-head streak: Wahama has won 5 straight.

WHS offense last week: 332 rushing yards, 168 passing yards.

BHS offense last week: 194 rushing yards, 95 passing yards.

WHS offensive leaders last week: QB Hunter Bradley 5-of-7, 168 yards, 2TDs; RB Colton Neal 3 carries, 66 yards, 2TDs; WR Kane Roush 2 receptions, 128 yards, 2TDs.

BHS offensive leaders last week: QB Connor Fields 9-of-16, 95 yards, TD, INT; RB Jordan Tucker 27 carries, 190 yards, 3TDs; WR Jordan Tucker 4 receptions, 49 yards.

WHS defense last week: 116 rushing yards, 19 passing yards.

BHS defense last week: 403 rushing yards, 0 passing yards.

Notes: If everything goes as planned the White Falcons will be headed into the postseason 9-1 and hosting an opening round game. The only thing standing in Wahama’s way is Buffalo. The Bison’s playoff season last year has been followed up by an 0-9 start to the 2013 campaign but BHS will look to cap off the disappointing year with its first victory over Wahama since 2008. Buffalo’s last victory over Wahama came on November 11, 2008 in Mason by a count of 38-19. The last time the Bison were victorious over Wahama in Putnam County was October 12, 2007 with a 24-7 margin. Wahama senior runningback Kane Roush has now marked 29 total touchdowns this season, with 18 of the scores coming on the ground. Roush has rushed for 1,187 yards this season on just 100 attempts, while adding 450 yards receiving on 13 receptions. Colton Neal has a combined 915 yards this season between rushing and receiving with 15 total scores for the Bend Area team. The White Falcons are 15-of-20 on two point conversion tries this season, but just 22-of-44 on point after kicks. The White Facons have outgained opponents by just under 2,000 yards so far this season. The White Falcons latest trip down state route 62 resulted in a 27-8 WHS victory. Last season was the first time Buffalo and Wahama met in the postseason. Wahama is currently eighth in Class A and in the last hosting spot of the playoff. Buffalo, along with Calhoun County and Hundred are the bottom ranked teams in Class A. Buffalo has given up 424 points this season, the most in Class A, while scoring just 184. WHS holds a 428-to114 scoring advantage this season and has posted the most points in Class A; Madonna is second at 427.