Eastern Eagles (2-2, 2-1) at South Gallia (2-2, 1-2)
Last Week: South Gallia defeated Miller 34-6 in Hemlock; Eastern defeated Waterford, 28-0 in Tuppers Plains.
Last meeting between the teams: September 21, 2012 Eastern won 62-6 in Tuppers Plains.
Current head-to-head streak: Eastern has won one straight.
EHS offense last week: 156 rushing yards, 105 passing yards.
SGHS offense last week: N/A.
EHS offensive leaders last week: QB Dylan Bresciani 2-of-5, 70 yards, TD; RB Zack Scowden 16 carries, 81 yards, TD; WR Zack Scowden 2 catches, 93 yards, TD.
SGHS offensive leaders last week: N/A.
EHS defense last week: 34 rushing yards, 12 passing yards.
SGHS defense last week: 85 rushing yards, 211 passing yards.
Notes: The Eagles and Rebels will collide Friday night with each team looking for their second straight league win. South Gallia hasn’t won back-to-back league games since 2011, while Eastern completed the feet just last season. The Green and White earned their first shutout of the season last week but they have been blanked twice this season. The Rebels scored 34 points last week, the most since posting 34 on Manchester in week 10 last seasons. Landon Hutchinson, Ethan Spurlock and Jacob White each for the end zone for SGHS last week, while Zack Scowden, Dylan Bresciani and Daschle Facemyer each scored for the Eagles. Even though both teams are 2-2 on the season South Gallia has a -45 points differential and Eastern has a -32 points differential. Eastern has an 8-4 record against the Rebels since 2001. The Eagles have outscored SGHS 369-192 in that time span. This is the first time since week two that the Eagles have been on the road and South Gallia has been at home. Eastern’s last trip to Mercerville resulted in a 36-7 South Gallia victory. The Eagles last win in Mercerville came on September 4th, 2009 by a count of 28-6. Last year’s 54 point margin of victory is the largest for the Eagles in over 10 seasons. Both teams are currently tied for the 10th spot in region 27.
Alexander Spartans (1-3) at River Valley Raiders (0-4)
Last Week: River Valley traveled to Nelsonville-York; Alexander traveled to Waverly.
Last meeting between the teams: September 21st, 2012 Alexander won 41-6 in Albany.
Current head-to-head streak: Alexander has won three straight.
AHS offense last week: 201 rushing yards, 334 passing yards.
RVHS offense last week: 14 rushing yards, 10 passing yards.
AHS offensive leaders last week: QB Brody McGrath 22-of-41, 297 yards, 2TDs, INT; RB Josh Barnes 12 carries, 113 yards, 3TDs; WR Lukas Thompson 9 catches, 108 yards, 2TDs.
RVHS offensive leaders last week: QB Tyler Twyman 1-of-3, 10 yards, 2INTs; RB Austin Bradley 20 carries, 29 yards; WR Kirk Morrow 1 catch, 10 yards.
AHS defense last week: 424 rushing yards, 166 passing yards.
RVHS defense last week: 243 rushing yards, 129 passing yards.
Notes: The Raiders return to Bidwell this week, still looking for their first win of the season. The 48 points compiled by Alexander last week was is the most since posting 53 on Vinton County in 2011. The 56 points allowed by the Spartan defense last week is the most since surrendering 61 to Trimble in 2003. The Raiders have just 168 yards passing this season and 480 rushing. RVHS is averaging 3.2 yards per carry this season. Austin Bradley leads RVHS with 365 yards on 77 carries, equaling 4.7 yards per attempt. The last time River Valley has defeated a TVC Ohio opponent was 2007, when the Raiders topped Alexander 29-7 in Cheshire. Alexander outgained RVHS 376-116 in total yards during last season’s 41-6 Spartan triumph. This is the second straight road trip for AHS, and it’s the start of a three-game River Valley home stand. AHS is 2-2 at River Valley over the previous 10 seasons. Last season was the first losing season by Alexander since 2008. This is the final non-conference game for both squads.
Symmes Valley Vikings (3-1) at Southern Tornadoes (4-0)
Last Week: Eastern hosted Federal Hocking; Southern traveled to Trimble.
Last meeting between the teams: September 21, 2012 Symmes Valley won 62-18 in Willow Wood.
Current head-to-head streak: Symmes Valley has won six straight.
SVHS offense last week: 358 rushing yards, 98 passing yards.
SHS offense last week: 354 rushing yards, 147 passing yards.
SVHS offensive leaders last week: QB Tanner Mays 2-of-6, 51 yards; RB Tyler Rowe 15 carries, 119 yard, 2TDs; WR Brandon Craft 2catches, 51 yards.
SHS offensive leaders last week: QB Tristen Wolfe 7-of-12, 147 yards, 2TDs; RB Tyler Barton 22 carries, 280 yards, 2TDs; WR Hunter Johnson 4 catches, 111 yards, 2TDs.
SVHS defense last week: 48 rushing yards, 168 passing yards.
SHS defense last week: 183 rushing yards, 55 passing yards.
Notes: The Southern football team will be looking to venture farther into uncharted territory Friday night when the Tornadoes host Symmes Valley. Southern, which is 4-0, is currently fourth in region 27. The Purple and Gold compiled a season-high 501 yards of offense last week, pushing its total through four games to 1498. Senior running back Tyler Barton has 682 rushing yards with eight rushing touchdowns so far this season. The Tornadoes marked 41 points in the second half last week. Last week’s 48 points is the most scored by a Tornado squad since defeating Miller 49-6 last season. Symmes Valley will be looking to make the playoffs for the fifth consecutive year. The Vikings last trip to Meigs County was August 24th, 2012 when they defeated Eastern 28-13 in Tuppers Plains. The last time Southern defeated the Vikings was August 25th, 2006 in Willow Wood by a count of 14-7. Since 2002 SVHS is 10-1 against the Tornadoes with a 401-to-127 scoring advantage. In all 10 of Symmes Valley’s wins over Southern the Vikings have scored a minimum of 28 points.
Gallia Academy Blue Devils (3-1) at Vinton County Vikings (3-1)
Last Week: Gallia Academy hosted Marietta; Vinton County traveled to Harvest Prep.
Last meeting between the teams: September 21st, 2012 Gallia Academy won 40-12 in Gallipolis.
Current head-to-head streak: Gallia Academy has won three straight.
GAHS offense last week: 175 rushing yards, 121 passing yards.
VCHS offense last week: 159 rushing yards, 41 passing yards.
GAHS offensive leaders last week: QB Wade Jarrell 11-of-16, 121 yards, 3TDs; RB Kole Carter 6 carries 53 yards; WR Reid Eastman 3 catches 47 yards, TD.
VCHS offensive leaders last week: QB Andy Long 2-of-12, 41 yards, INT; RB Ryan Hayes 16 carries, 39 yards, TD; WR Devlin Hall 1 catch, 28 yards.
GAHS defense last week: 186 rushing yards, 5 passing yards.
VCHS defense last week: 1 rushing yard, 3 passing yards.
Notes: The Blue Devils hit the road Friday night for the first time all season following the four games at Memorial Field to start the season. Gallia Academy is coming off three straight wins, during which time the Blue Devils have outscored opponents 169-to-56. The Vikings are returning to McArthur for the first time since week one when they defeated Unioto 33-20. VCHS has a plus-23 point differential on the season. All three teams Vinton County has defeated this year are 1-3. GAHS and VCHS have only lost to undefeated teams. The Vikings already have more wins this season than in each of the last five years. This is the first time since 2004 that VCHS has started 3-1. The 2004 season is the last time Vinton County finished with a winning record, and the last time the Vikings made the post season. Vinton County hasn’t defeated an SEOAL opponent in the last 10 years. GAHS is 11-3 against Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division opponents over the previous 10 seasons. Gallia Academy is 3-0 all-time against Vinton County.
Meigs Marauders (2-2) at Warren Warriors (2-2)
Last Week: River Valley hosted Adena; Meigs traveled to Fairland.
Last meeting between the teams: September 21st, 2012 Warren won 57-12 in Rocksprings.
Current head-to-head streak: Warren has won three straight.
MHS offense last week: 81 rushing yards, 86 passing yards.
WHS offense last week: 220 rushing yards, 143 passing yards.
MHS offensive leaders last week: QB Kaileb Sheets 8-of-21, 86 yards, 2INTs; RB Michael Davis 8 carries, 27 yards; WR Ty Phelps 3 catches, 56 yards.
WHS offensive leaders last week: QB Austin Klintworth 9-of-16, 103 yards, 2TDs; RB Austin Klintworth 17 carries, 88 yards, 2TDs; WR David Ryan 5 catches, 85 yards, 2TDs.
MHS defense last week: 119 rushing yards, 221 passing yards.
WHS defense last week: 240 rushing yards, 147 passing yards.
Notes: The Maroon and Gold hit the road this week looking to bounce back from their first shutout loss of the season. This is the lone Saturday game for Meigs this season. Meigs was held to a season low in 167 total yards last week. Warren trailed 26-0 midway through the second period last week but went on to win 47-39. WHS quarterback Austin Klintworth threw for two touchdowns and ran for two touchdowns in the second half of last week’s win. This is the Marauders last game before beginning their Tri-Valley Conference Ohio Division schedule. Over the last 10 seasons Meigs is 6-7 against Southeast Ohio Athletic League opponents. Meigs last defeated Warren on September 19th, 2005 by a count of 29-7 in Pomeroy. The Warriors haven’t finished with a winning record since 2009. WHS outgained Meigs 270-78 on the ground in last season’s contest, but the Marauders had a 231-117 advantage in the passing game. Pending Week 3’s result Warren is 8-7 against The TVC Ohio over the last 10 seasons. This is the third game of Warren’s four-game home stand. The Marauders haven’t defeated a team this season that has a win in the first four weeks. Meigs hasn’t been shut out twice in a season since 2010, and hasn’t been shut out in back-to-back games since 2003. The Marauders have given up 1,373 total yards this season.