Point Pleasant Big Blacks (4-0) at Brooke Bruins (1-4)
Last Week: Point Pleasant defeated Winfield 21-7 in Point Pleasant; Brooke lost Wheeling Park 34-16 in Wheeling.
Last Meeting between these teams: September 28th 2012: Brooke won 34-33 at PPHS.
Current head-to-head streak: Brooke has won one straight
PPHS offense last week: 198 rushing yards, 127 passing yards.
BHS offense last week: 55 rushing yards, 127 passing yards.
PPHS offensive leaders last week: QB Aden Yates 8-of-10 passing, 113 yards; RB Cody Mitchell 21 carries, 116 yards, 2TDs; WR Jon Peterson 4 catches, 73 yards.
BHS offensive leaders last week: QB Aaron Walker 16-of-18, 98 yards; RB Nicholas Ossman 13 carries, 36 yards; WR Thomas Cole 7 catches, 70 yards, TD.
PPHS defense last week: 17 rushing yards, 73 passing yards.
BHS defense last week: 412 rushing yards, 58 passing yards.
Notes: The Big Blacks defense will look to control the game yet again this week as Point Pleasant travels to Wellsburg in search of revenge for last year’s loss to Brooke. PPHS has held two straight opponents below 100 total yards. Through four games the Big Blacks’ defense has allowed just 177 yards and just 1.416 yards per carry. Conversely Point Pleasant has run for 1,215 with 6.9 yards per carry. Cody Mitchell leads the PPHS backfield with 507 yards and six scores on 58 carries. Brooke allowed Wheeling Park to gain 9.8 yards per carry last week. The Bruins first win of the season last year came at the hand of PPHS. Brooke went on to finish 3-7 last season. Last year was first meeting. Brooke has a bye next week and had three straight at home prior to last week’s game. The Big Blacks are now ranked fifth in the state and one of six undefeated AAA schools. Brooke is ranked 30th of 38 AAA schools.
Wahama White Falcons (4-1, 3-1) at Southern Tornadoes (5-0, 3-0)
Last Week: Wahama defeated Waterford 54-6 in Mason; Southern defeated Symmes Valley 14-6 in Racine.
Last Meeting: September 28th 2012, Wahama won 35-7 in Mason.
Current head-to-head streak: Wahama has won 8 straight. (Wahama 8-0 since 2001).
WHS offense last week: 369 rushing yards, 18 passing yards.
SHS offense last week: 165 rushing yards, 20 passing yards.
WHS offensive leaders last week: QB Hunter Bradley 2-of-7 passing, 18 yards 2 TDs; RB Colton Neal 6 carries, 148 yards, 2TDs; WR Jarod Nutter 1 catch, 10 yards, TD.
SHS offensive leaders last week: QB Tristen Wolfe 1-of-4, 20 yards, INT; RB Tyler Barton 12 carries, 69 yards, TD; WR Hunter Johnson 1 catch, 20 yards.
WHS defense last week: 91 rushing yards, 76 passing yards.
SHS defense last week: 213 rushing yards, 44 passing yards.
Notes: The Tornadoes will looks to keep up their historic season, while the White Falcons will look to put a mark in Southern’s loss column. A win would secure a winning season for the Tornadoes for the first time since 2006. The White Falcons have won three straight games by at least 48 points. Defense and the running game are the keys for both teams. Wahama has allowed just 52 points this season, while Southern has surrendered 24. The White Falcons have carried the ball 191 times for 1,602 yards (8.387 yards per carry) this season, while Southern has ran 190 times for 1,317 yards (6.932 yards per carry). Both WHS and SHS are led by senior runningbacks, Wahama by Kane Roush with 631 yards on 38 carries and Southern by Tyler Barton with 751 yards on 96 carries. This is the Tornadoes second of back-to-back home games. Last season the Tornadoes held Wahama to 35 points, its fourth lowest total of the season. SHS won three of its final four games after last season’s loss at Bachtel Stadium. The White Falcons took a 67-20 triumph in its last trip to Racine. The 28 point margin of victory last season is the lowest of this series in over 10 years. This is the second of the Tornadoes back-to-back home, while Wahama is on the road for the third time this season. At just under 11 miles this is the White Falcons’ closest road game of the year. The Tornadoes haven’t lost a game since week nine of last season.
Miller Falcons (1-4) at Hannan Wildcats (1-3)
Last Game: Hannan lost 56-12 to Shreman in Seth; Miller lost 55-0 to Trimble in Glouster.
Last Meeting: First Meeting
Current head-to-head streak: N/A.
MHS offense last week: 80 rushing yards, 80 passing yards.
HHS offense last game: N/A.
MHS offensive leaders last week: QB Garrett Sinift 6-of-15, 80 yards, 2INTs; RB Lane Mulford 17 carries, 29 yards; WR Aaron Waldrop 3 catches, 53 yards.
HHS offensive leaders last game: N/A.
MHS defense last week: 284 rushing yards, 138 passing yards.
HHS defense last game: 185 rushing yards, 35 passing yards.
Notes: The Wildcats and Falcons will both look to get back on track Friday night in Ashton. Hannan is coming off its bye week, while Miller became Trimble’s latest victim. Both teams have lost of back-to-back games. This is the first home game of the season for the Wildcats, who will play back-to-back games in Ashton. The Falcons suffered their first shutout of the season last week. Hannan last defeated an Ohio school was October 7, 2011 with a 26-14 victory over visiting Manchester. It has been over 10 seasons since Hannan has defeated a Tri-Valley Conference team. The Falcons have ran for 711 yards on 158 carries this year, while passing for 660 yards on 56-of-100 through the air. Garrett Sinift leads Miller with 349 rushing yards 660 passing yards and six total touchdowns. The MHS defense has been led by Sinift with four interceptions and Lane Mulford with 43 tackles. This is the second of back to back road games for Miller. MHS will face Federal Hocking in two weeks, Hannan lost 60-0 to the Lancers in week three.