River Valley Raiders (2-0) at Eastern Eagles (0-2)
Last Week: River Valley defeated Gallia Academy 27-13 in Bidwell; Eastern lost to Miller 28-0 in Hemlock.
Last Meeting between the teams: September 12, 2014. River Valley won 14-6 in Bidwell.
Current head-to-head streak: River Valley has won 1 straight.
RVHS Offense Last Week: 141 rushing yards, 128 passing yards.
EHS Offense Last Week: N/A.
RVHS Offensive Leaders Last Week: QB Dayton Hardway 7-16, 128 yards, TD, INT; RB Mark Wray 12 carries, 93 yards, TD; WR Kirk Morrow 5 receptions, 84 yards, TD.
EHS Offensive Leaders Last Week: N/A.
RVHS Defense Last Week: 78 rushing yards, 99 passing yards.
EHS Defense Last Week: 254 rushing yards, 86 passing yards.
Five things to note:
1. The Raiders will be looking for their second straight 3-0 start to the season. When RVHS started 3-0 last season it had been 11 years since a Raiders squad had completed the feat.
2. Eastern hasn’t began a campaign 0-3 since 2007, when the Eagles dropped seven straight games to start the year.
3. A 2004 win over Belpre marks Eastern’s last win against a TVC Ohio team. RVHS has defeated a TVC Hocking team in four of the last five seasons.
4. The Raiders haven’t visited East Shade River Stadium since 2008, when River Valley claimed a 14-0 victory over the Eagles.
5. Eastern hasn’t came away with a non-conference home victory since 2009 when Sciotoville East fell to the Eagles by a 20-18 count.
Meigs Marauders (2-0) at Logan Chieftains (2-0)
Last Week: Meigs defeated Amanda-Clearcreek 42-27 in Amanda; Logan defeated Teays Valley 27-7 in Logan.
Last meeting between the teams: September 12 2014. Logan won 55-7 in Rocksprings.
Current head-to-head streak: Logan has won 2 straight.
MHS Offense Last Week: 144 rushing yards, 354 passing yards.
LHS Offense Last Week: 188 rushing yards, 101 passing yards.
MHS Offensive Leaders Last Week: QB Cody Bartrum 21-30, 354 yards, 4 TDs; RB Cody Bartrum 18 carries 73 yards; WR Colton Lilly 9 receptions, 208 yards, 2TDs.
LHS Offensive Leaders Last Week: QB Lane Little 10-27, 101 yards, 2TDs, 2INTs; RB Bryce McBride 29 carries, 171 yards, 2TDs; WR Isaiah Smith 3 receptions, 23 yards, TD.
MHS Defense Last Week: 132 rushing yards, 157 passing yards.
LHS Defense Last Week: 181 rushing yards, 22 passing yards.
Five things to note:
1. The Chieftains lead the all-time series with Meigs 8-6-1.
2. This is Meigs first trip to Logan Chieftain Stadium, but the last time the Marauders played in Logan was October 15th, 1982. The Purple and White won that game 21-17.
3. Logan is off to a 2-0 start for the first time since the 2009 campaign when the Chiefs won their first 11. LHS had started five consecutive years with back-to-back losses before this season.
4. The Marauders are 2-0 to start the year for the first time since their playoff season of 2008, when the Maroon and Gold won four in a row to begin the campaign.
5. Meigs, which plays three of the four SEOAL teams this season, claimed a 26-12 victory over Gallia Academy in week 1.Meigs will go on to face defending SEOAL champion Jackson in Week 8, one week after the Chiefs and Ironmen clash.
Gallia Academy Blue Devils (0-2) at Washington Blue Lions (0-2)
Last Week: Gallia Academy lost to River Valley 27-13 in Bidwell; Washington lost to Circleville 39-7 in Circleville.
Last meeting between the teams: First Meeting
Current head-to-head streak: N/A.
GAHS Offense Last Week: 78 rushing yards, 99 passing yards.
WHS Offense Last Week: 112 rushing yards, 28 passing yards.
GAHS Offensive Leaders Last Week: QB Kole Carter, 9-13, 99 yards, 2TDs, INT; RB Kole Carter 27 carries, 42 yards; WR Matt Bailey 4 receptions, 43 yards. .
WHS Offensive Leaders Last Week: QB Jarrett Patton 2-5, 27 yards; RB Tim Robinson 10 carries, 48 yards, TD; WR Ryan Flora 1 reception, 19 yards.
GAHS Defense Last Week: 141 rushing yards, 128 passing yards.
WHS Defense Last Week: 127 rushing yards, 174 passing yards.
Five things to note:
1. Both teams will be trying to avoid a 0-3 start to the season. Gallia Academy hasn’t began a season with three consecutive losses since 2009. The Blue Lions dropped their first three games of last season.
2. This is Gallia Academy’s first meeting with a South Central Ohio League team since 2010 when the Blue and White topped Hillsboro 44-14 in Gallipolis. It’s been over 10 years since the Blue Lions have faced an SEOAL team.
3. Following this game GAHS will return to Memorial Field for the first time this season. The Blue Devils will have three consecutive home games.
4. Expect a heavy dose of Kole Carter from the Blue Devils, the GAHS senior quarterback has accounted for 50 of Gallia Academy’s 80 carries so far this season and 142 of the Blue Devils’ 194 rushing yards. Carter has completed 18-of-32 passes for 195 yards this season, while accounting for all four of the GAHS touchdowns (two passing, two rushing).
5. This is the Blue Lions’ homecoming game and their only home game in September.
South Gallia (1-1, 1-0) at Trimble Tomcats (1-1, 1-0)
Last Week: South Gallia defeated Federal Hocking 44-13 in Mercerville; Trimble defeated Belpre 34-0 in Belpre.
Last meeting between the teams: September 12 2014. Trimble won 41-12 in Mercerville.
Current head-to-head streak: Trimble has won five straight.
SGHS Offense Last Week: 342 rushing yards, 99 passing yards.
THS Offense Last Week: 170 rushing yards, 214 passing yards.
SGHS Offensive Leaders Last Week: QB Landon Hutchinson 10-18, 99 yards, TD; RB Landon Hutchinson 13 carries, 179 yards, 2TDs; WR Kane Hutchinson 6 receptions, 68 yards, TD.
THS Offensive Leaders Last Week: QB Andrew Losey 10-17, 214 yards, 3TDs, INT; RB Justice Jenkins 15 carries, 71 yards; WR Jacob Hardy 3 receptions, 84 yards, TD.
SGHS Defense Last Week: (-37) rushing yards, 120 passing yards.
THS Defense Last Week: 91 rushing yards, 5 passing yards.
Five things to note:
1. Trimble, which has won the past two TVC Hocking titles, has won 24 straight league games dating back to 2012. The Tomcats last league loss was to eventual WVSSAC Class A State Champion Wahama. Trimble’s first win in its streak of 24 was a 74-6 win against a visiting SGHS team.
2. South Gallia’s last trip to Glouster was September 13, 2013. The Tomcats earned a 48-0 victory in that game
3. Since the TVC Hocking added South Gallia prior to the 2010 season, Trimble has earned 23 shutout wins, including last week’s THS win over Belpre.
4. The last time a Gallia County team defeated Trimble was 1991 when North Gallia topped the Tomcats 14-7.
5. Since joining the TVC Hocking the Rebels have been outscored 237-to-54 in five losses to the Tomcats. SGHS hasn’t posted more than 14 points against THS since 2010.