Gallia Academy Blue Devils (4-1) at Belfry Pirates (5-0)
Last Week: Gallia Academy defeated Vinton County 48-19 in McArthur; Belfry defeated Sheldon Clark 49-6 in Inez.
Last meeting between the teams: First Meeting
Current head-to-head streak: N/A.
GAHS offense last week: 149 rushing yards, 319 passing yards.
BHS offense last week: 224 rushing yards, 29passing yards.
GAHS offensive leaders last week: QB Wade Jarrell 12-of-18, 319 yards 6 TDs; RB Logan Allison 4 carries 65 yards; WR Logan Allison 7 catches, 224 yards 4TDs.
BHS offensive leaders last week: QB Sani Warren 1-of-1, 29 yards TD; RB Sani Warren 2 carries, 42 yards, TD; WR Taylor Keaton 1 catch, 29 yards, TD.
GAHS defense last week: 245 rushing yards, 73 passing yards.
BHS defense last week: 33 rushing yards, 49 passing yards.
Notes: The Blue Devils head south Friday night in search of their fourth consecutive win. Befry is one of six class 3A schools in Kentucky without a loss this season. Belfry is the number AP one ranked team in Class 3A. The Pirates rushing attack is spearheaded by Justin Johnson with 475 yards and six touchdowns on 41 carries. Through five games Wade Jarrell leads GAHS with 375 rushing yards and six touchdowns on 67 attempts and 71-of-114 passing for 1,098 yards with 16 touchdowns and three interceptions. Logan Allison is the top receiver of GAHS with 473 yards on 24 catches with nine total touchdowns. The Pirates have lost in the Class 3A state title game to Louisville Central for three consecutive seasons. BHS coach Philip Haywood Kentucky’s all-time winningest coach. The Blue Devils leave Ohio for the first time since traveling across the river to Point Pleasant in 2007. GAHS is 6-0 against non-buckeye state teams over the past 10 seasons. Belfry is the Class 3A runner-up in Kentucky for the past three seasons. The Pirates last non-bluegrass state opponent was Ironton in 2005. Belfry lost 33-21 to the Tigers, that same year GAHS fell victim to ISH by a count of 40-21. This marks the Blue Devils second of three straight road games. 121 miles separate the two schools. Gallia Academy is the only SEOAL team that dosen’t have a 2-3 record this season.
Nelsonville-York Buckeyes (2-3, 0-0) at Meigs Marauders (3-2, 0-0)
Last Week: Meigs defeated Warren 43-18 in Vincent; Nelsonville-York lost to Logan 14-12 in Nelsonville.
Last meeting between the teams: September 28th, 2012 Nelsonville-York won 54-8 in Nelsonville.
Current head-to-head streak: Nelsonville-York has won 13 straight.
NYHS offense last week: 58 rushing yards, 133 passing yards.
MHS offense last week: 138 rushing yards, 365 passing yards.
NYHS offensive leaders last week: QB Colton Adams 18-of-23, 133 yards, INT; RB Alex Mount 13 carries 46 yards; WR Jeremy Warren 11 catches, 109 yards.
MHS offensive leaders last week: QB Kaileb Sheets 9-of-18, 209 yards, TD; RB Michael Davis 16 carries, 96 yards 3 TDs; WR Michael Davis 4 catches, 112 yards, TD.
NYHS defense last week: 203 rushing yards, 81 passing yards.
MHS defense last week: 237 rushing yards, 91 passing yards.
Notes: Fresh off their best performance of the season the Marauders will look to do something that has alluded the MHS program for 13 years, defeat Nelsonville-York. The Buckeyes haven’t lost to Meigs since 1999 by a count of 32-14. Meigs ran a two-quarterback system for the first time of the year last week and in short, it worked. Sophomore Kaileb Sheets threw for 209 yards and a touchdown on 9-of-18 passing, while freshman Cody Bartrum threw for 156 yards and two touchdowns on 5-of-9 passing. The Buckeyes had defeated Logan two straight years prior to this season. Marauders combo-back Michael Davis has 608 total yards and nine touchdowns this season. This is the first time since 2008 The Buckeyes have suffered a losing record in non-conference play. Nelsonville-York is making its first trip to Farmers Bank Stadium/Holzer Field. In the 13 games since that time NYHS has held a 33.7-to-11.1 advantage in points per game. The Buckeyes are hitting the road for the first time since week two. Both teams have faced Trimble earlier this season. This is the first TVC Ohio game for either team this season. Nelsonville-York’s last trip to Meigs County resulted in a 41-14 victory at Bob Roberts Field in 2011. NYHS holds a 20-12 record against the Marauders.
Belpre Golden Eagles (1-4, 0-3) at Eastern Eagles (2-3, 2-2)
Last Week: Eastern lost to South Gallia 20-13 in Mercerville; Belpre lost to Federal Hocking 21-13 in Stewart.
Last meeting between the teams: September 28, 2012 Eastern won 48-20 in Belpre.
Current head-to-head streak: Eastern has won three straight.
BHS offense last week: 60 rushing yards, 118 passing yards.
EHS offense last week: 193 rushing yards, 28 passing yards.
BHS offensive leaders last week: QB Tavian Miller 8-of-19, 118 yards, TD; RB Manny Tullis 13 carries, 46 yards; WR Trent McCoy 4 catches, 64 yards TD.
EHS offensive leaders last week: QB Chase Cook 1-of-5, 27 yards, TD, INT; RB Zach Browning 14 carries, 77 yards; WR Zach Browning 1 catch, 27 yards TD.
BHS defense last week: 98 rushing yards, 139 passing yards.
EHS defense last week: 185 rushing yards, 61 passing yards.
Notes: Belpre and Eastern will both be looking to get back on track Friday night when the Golden Eagles visit the Eagles at East Shade River Stadium. Belpre has lost three straight games and will be trying to avoid losing four straight for the first time since 2011. Eastern has not lost back to back games since 2011. The Eagles running game is led by Zack Scowden with 257 yards on 60 carries this season. Three different quarterbacks have split time for EHS this season, combining for 331 yards on 18-of-76 with five touchdowns and nine interceptions. Five different players have over 100 yards rushing on the season for the Eagles, Zack Scowden, Tyler Barber, Zach Browning, Chase Cook and Dylan Bresciani. Blepre scored 13 unanswered points but couldn’t complete the comeback last week against Federal Hocking. Since joining the TVC Hocking in 2010 Belpre is 0-3 against the Green and White, while being outscored 109-to-20. The last time the Golden Eagles defeated Eastern was September 21st, 2007 in Tuppers Plains by a count of 30-13. That was the last time Belpre won in Meigs County. This is the second of back-to-back road games for the Golden Eagles. This is Eastern’s homecoming game.
Chesapeake Panthers (0-5, 0-0) at River Valley Raiders (1-4, 0-0)
Last Week: River Valley defeated Alexander 40-29 in Bidwell; Chesapeake lost to Portsmouth West 42-0 in Chesapeake.
Last meeting between the teams: September 28th, 2012 Chesapeake won 54-27 in Chesapeake.
Current head-to-head streak: Chesapeake has won 11 straight.
CHS offense last week: 71 rushing yards, 74 passing yards.
RVHS offense last week: 1 rushing yards, 364 passing yards.
CHS offensive leaders last week: QB Austin Oldaker 7-of-18 74 yards, INT; RB Chad Meadows 12 carries, 21 yards; WR Nate Smith 3 catches, 39 yards.
RVHS offensive leaders last week: QB Dayton Hardway 24-of-38, 364 yards, 5TDs, INT; RB Mark Wray 11 carries, 44 yards; WR Kirk Morrow 10 catches, 180 yards, 3TDs.
CHS defense last week: 369 rushing yards, 27 passing yards.
RVHS defense last week: 81 rushing yards, 272 passing yards.
Notes: The Raiders will look for its second straight win Friday night, a feat not achieved by a Raiders squad since 2008. RVHS received a spark last week from sophomore quarterback Dayton Hardway, who threw for 364 yards in his season opener. The Panthers were shutout for the second time this season a week ago. As league play starts in the Ohio Valley Conference River Valley is in the middle of a three game home stand, while Chesapeake starts with back-to-back road games. The only OVC team with a winning non-conference record this season is South Point at 4-1. Fairland is at 2-3, while Coal Grove and River Valley are both 1-4 and Rock Hill and Chesapeake are both 0-5. Combo-runningback Austin Bradley leads the Raiders with 573 total yards and six total touchdowns. River Valley has never beaten Chesapeake in Ohio Valley Conference play. CHS has won all 11 league games between the teams and outscored the Raiders by 31.8 points per game. The Panthers last trip to Gallia County resulted in a 62-14 victory. In last year’s 54-27 Chesapeake victory the Panthers outgained River Valley 542-to-279 including a 448-187 mark on the ground. The Panthers finished .500 last year for the second time in three seasons. This is River Valley’s homecoming game
Federal Hocking Lancers (3-2, 2-1) at South Gallia Rebels (3-2, 2-2)
Last Week: South Gallia defeated Eastern 20-13 in Mercerville; Federal Hocking defeated Belpre 21-13 in Stewart.
Last meeting between the teams: September 28, 2012 Trimble won 56-0 in Stewart.
Current head-to-head streak: Federal Hocking has won one straight
FHHS offense last week: 98 rushing yards, 139 passing yards.
SGHS offense last week: 185 rushing yards, 61 passing yards.
FHHS offensive leaders last week: QB Philip Hoffman 11-of-17, 139 yards, TD; RB Delbert Crum 19 carries, 89 yards, 2TDs; WR Alfie Nichols 4 catches, 66 yards.
SGHS offensive leaders last week: QB Landon Hutchinson 3-of-8, 61 yards, 2TDs; RB Jacob White 18 carries, 117 yards; WR Ethan Spurlock 2 catches, 35 yards TD.
FHHS defense last week: 60 rushing yards, 118 passing yards.
SGHS defense last week: 193 rushing yards, 28 passing yards.
Notes: A pivotal game in the Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division will be played in Mercerville Friday night at the Lancers visit the Rebels. Both teams are currently sitting at 3-2 on the year; South Gallia is 11th in region 25, while FHHS is 13th in region 21. Both teams were held scoreless in the second half of last week’s games but managed to hold on for the win. South Gallia will be looking for its third straight win, a feat that a Rebels team hasn’t managed to meet since week six of the 2011 season. FHHS will be looking for its second two-game winning streak of the year. The last two meetings between the Rebels and Lancers have resulted in shutouts. Federal Hockings last trip to Mercerville resulted in a 34-0 SGHS victory. Since joining the TVC Hocking South Gallia has a 2-1 record against the Lancers but FHHS has outscored the Rebels 68-56. This is the second game of the Rebels lone multiple-game home stand this season. This is Federal Hockings first of back-to-back road games. The Lancers have played haven’t had a road game since week two. Last season Federal Hocking finished with a winning record for the first time since 2008. This is South Gallia’s homecoming game.