Nelsonville-York Buckeyes (1-4, 0-1) at Meigs Marauders (4-1, 2-0)
Last Week: Nelsonville-York lost to Logan 41-28 in Nelsonville; Meigs defeated River Valley 26-21 in Bidwell.
Last meeting between the teams: October 3, 2014. Nelsonville-York won 32-14 in Nelsonville.
Current head-to-head streak: Nelsonville-York has won 1 straight.
NYHS offense last week: 236 rushing yards, 143 passing yards.
MHS offense last week: 182 rushing yards, 121 passing yards.
NYHS offensive leaders last week: QB Hunter Edwards 13-25, 143 yards, 3TDS, INT; RB Hunter Edwards 21 carries, 123 yards, TD; Aron Davis 6 receptions, 67 yards, 2TDs.
MHS offensive leaders last week: QB Cody Bartrum 8-22, 121 yards, 2TDs, 2INTs; RB Kaileb Sheets 17 carries, 126 yards, TD; WR Kaileb Sheets 4 receptions, 81 yards, 2TDs.
NYHS defense last week: 169 rushing yards, 254 passing yards.
MHS defense last week: 90 rushing yards, 161 passing yards.
Five things to note:
1. Sitting tied atop the TVC Ohio, Meigs will look for its third straight victory on Friday. MHS hasn’t won three consecutive games in a season since stringing together four wins in 2013. The Marauders are tied with Alexander at 2-0 in league, while River Valley and Athens are both 1-1. Nelsonville-York, Wellston and Vinton County are all winless in league games this season.
2. Nelsonville-York holds a 21-13 record over the Marauders all-time, with a 13-1 record since 2000.
3. Meigs is averaging over 4.5 yards per carry this season with 877 yards and nine touchdowns on 184 carries. The Marauders are 77-of-138 through the air for 1,127 yards and 11 touchdowns this season.
4. Meigs and Nelsonville-York both suffered losses to Logan this season, with the Marauders falling at LHS by a 27-22 final in Week 3, and the Buckeyes dropping a 41-28 decision to the Chiefs at Boston Field last week.
5. This is Meigs’ homecoming game. The Marauders have won their last two homecoming game, defeating River Valley 49-28 last season and Vinton County 46-20 in 2013. The last visiting team to spoil the Marauders homecoming festivities was Wellston in 2012.
Waterford Wildcats (2-3, 1-2) at Eastern Eagles (2-3, 2-1)
Last Week: Waterford defeated Frontier 27-19 in New Matamoras; Eastern defeated South Gallia 26-21 in Mercerville.
Last meeting between the teams: October 3, 2014 Eastern won 16-7 in Waterford.
Current head-to-head streak: Eastern has won 3 straight.
EHS offense last week: 173 rushing yards, 134 passing yards.
WHS offense last week: 173 rushing yards, 118 passing yards.
EHS offensive leaders last week: QB Jett Facemyer 7-20, 134 yards, TD; RB Jett Facemyer 23 carries, 108 yards, TD; WR Cameron Richmond 3 receptions, 83 yards.
WHS offensive leaders last week: QB Isaac Huffman 6-12, 118 yards, TD, 2INTs; RB Cody Harris 5 carries, 53 yards, TD; WR Tyler McCutcheon 2 receptions, 46 yards.
EHS defense last week: 198 rushing yards, 143 passing yards.
WHS defense last week: 210 rushing yards, 148 passing yards.
Five things to note:
1. A resurgent Eagles team will look for their third straight victory after starting the season 0-3. Eastern was outscored 145-6 through the first three weeks, but has outscored opponents 55-29 in back-to-back wins. Eastern hasn’t won three straight since September of the 2012 season.
2. Waterford is currently 2-0 on the road this season, with wins over Wahama and Frontier. The Eagles are 1-1 at home this season, with a 39-8 win over Federal Hocking and a 57-0 loss to River Valley.
3. Eastern and Waterford have both lost to Miller earlier this season. The Eagles suffered a 28-0 setback at MHS in Week 2, while the Wildcats lost 21-19 to the visiting Falcons in Week 1.
4. Waterford’s last trip to East Shade River Stadium resulted in a 28-0 EHS victory on September 20, 2013. The Wildcats last won in Tuppers Plains by a 20-12 final on September 16, 2011.
5. This is Eastern’s homecoming game. The Eagles have lost three consecutive homecoming games, with the last EHS homecoming win being a 20-0 victory over Belpre on September 30, 2011.
Southern Tornadoes (2-3, 1-2) at Federal Hocking Lancers (0-5, 0-4)
Last Week: Southern lost to Belpre 42-6 in Racine; Federal Hocking lost to Wahama 40-14 in Stewart.
Last meeting between the teams: October 3, 2014. Southern won 25-12 in Racine.
Current head-to-head streak: Southern has won 2 straight.
SHS Offense Last Week: 35 rushing yards, 76 passing yards.
FHHS Offense Last Week: 107 rushing yards, 85 passing yards.
SHS Offensive Leaders Last Week: QB Blake Johnson 6-19, 76 yards, TD, INT; RB Dylan Smith 6 carries, 29 yards; Crenson Rogers 2 receptions, 24 yards.
FHHS Offensive Leaders Last Week: QB AJ Cobb 7-18, 85 yards, TD; RB AJ Cobb 33 carries, 118 yards, TD; WR Dillon Wilfong 2 receptions, 25 yards.
SHS Defense Last Week: 308 rushing yards, 63 passing yards.
FHHS Defense Last Week: 121 rushing yards, 121 passing yards.
Five things to note:
1. Southern will be looking for a bounce back win after dropping two straight contests. The Tornadoes haven’t lost three consecutive games since September of 2012.
2. Southern’s last trip to Stewart was September 20, 2013. The Tornadoes won that game by a 48-12 final. The last time FHHS defeated Southern in Athens County was by an 18-12 count on September 16, 2011.
3. The Lancers are still looking for their first win of the season, and they have been outscored by double digits in each of their five games this season. FHHS gave up 31 unanswered points last week.
4. Southern is averaging 2.5 yards per carry this season, carring the ball 144 times for a total of 360 yards and three touchdowns. Through the air, the Tornadoes are 54-of-112 for 674 yards and eight scores, with two interceptions.
5. The Tornadoes are 1-1 on the road this season, while Federal Hocking is 0-2 at home. FHHS was 1-4 last season, while Southern was 0-5 on the road.