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Blue Devils, Rebels and Raiders host Week 2 games

Alex Hawley ahawley@civitasmedia.com

September 5, 2013

Rock Hill Redmen (0-1) at Gallia Academy Blue Devils (0-1)


Last Week: Gallia Academy lost to Athens 62-19 in Gallipolis; Rock Hill lost to Minford 40-6 in Pedro.


Last meeting between the teams: None since 2002.


Current head-to-head streak: N/A.


RHHS Offense Last Week: 193 rushing yards, 8 yards passing.


GAHS Offense Last Week: 72 rushing yards, 230 passing yards.


RHHS Offensive Leaders Last Week: QB Gabe Marzicola 1-of-4, 8 yards; RB Jonah Cox 16 carries, 82 yards; Austin Collins 1 reception, 8 yards.


GAHS Offensive Leaders Last Week: QB Wade Jarrell 15-of-35, 230 yards, TD, 2INTs; RB Wade Jarrell 21 carries, 67 yards, TD; WR Logan Allison 8 receptions, 132 yards, TD.


RHHS Defense Last Week: N/A .


GAHS Defense Last Week: 327 rushing yards, 165 passing yards.


Notes: A pair of teams looking for first win of the year Friday night at Memorial Field when the Blue Devils hos Rock Hill. Gallia Academy committed eight turnovers last week in the loss to Athens. The Blue Devils surrendered 492 total yards to AHS, while gaining 302. Logan Allison scored twice for GAHS last week, once on a kick return and once on an 83-yard pass reception. The Redmen were forced to punt seven times against the Falcons last week. Chance Blankenship scored the lone RHHS touchdown last week on a four yard run play. The Redmen were just 1-9 last season with their lone win coming at River Valley. Rock Hill begins a two game road trip with this game. GAHS is the first Southeastern Ohio Athletic League team RHHS has played in the last 10 seasons. Gallia Academy hasn’t faced an Ohio Valley Conference team since defeating Coal Grove 48-14 on August 29, 2003. Rock Hill is 4-1 in Gallia County over the last 10 years. This is the second of three straight games against 2012 playoff teams for the Redmen.


Southern Tornadoes (1-0, 0-0) at South Gallia Rebels (1-0, 0-0)


Last Week: South Gallia defeated Sciotoville East 18-15 in Portsmouth; Southern defeated River Valley 31-0 in Bidwell.


Last meeting between the teams: August 31, 2012 Southern won 24-12 in Racine.


Current head-to-head streak: Southern has won one straight


SHS Offense Last Week: 287 rushing yards, 51 passing yards.


SGHS Offense Last Week: N/A.


SHS Offensive Leaders Last Week: QB Tristen Wolfe 5-of-7, 51 yards, TD, INT; RB Tyler Barton 21 carries, 151 yards, 2TD; WR Tyler Barton 2 receptions, 31 yards, TD.


SGHS Offensive Leaders Last Week: N/A.


SHS Defense Last Week: 128 rushing yards, 0 passing yards.


SGHS Defense Last Week: N/A.


Notes: The Southern and South Gallia football teams will look to open league play on a high note Friday night as Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division play opens for the Tornadoes and Rebels. The Tornadoes haven’t started 2-0 since the 2006 season. The last time the Rebels started 2-0 was the 2011 season. Southern snapped a two season losing streak to the Rebels last season. Prior to last year the Tornadoes last home win over SGHS came in 2004. The last time Southern defeated South Gallia in Mercerville was 2009 by a count of 28-6. SHS begins the season with two straight games in Gallia County. Out of South Gallia’s first four games this is the only one in Mercerville. The Tornadoes’ last trip to Mercerville resulted in a 34-0 South Gallia victory. Since 2002 the Tornadoes are 2-5 in Gallia County. The Rebels are 12-10 against Meigs County opponents since 2002.


Adena Warriors (0-1) at River Valley Raiders (0-1)


Last Week: River Valley lost to Southern 31-0 in Bidwell; Adena lost to McClain 47-21 in Greenfield.


Last meeting between the teams: August 31st, 2012 Adena won 34-12 in Frankfort.


Current head-to-head streak: Adena has won one straight.


AHS Offense Last Week: N/A.


RVHS Offense Last Week: 128 rushing yards, 0 passing yards.


AHS Offensive Leaders Last Week: N/A.


RVHS Offensive Leaders Last Week: RB Austin Bradley 15 carries, 59 yards.


AHS Defense Last Week: N/A .


RVHS Defense Last Week: 287 rushing yards, 51 passing yards.


Notes: The River Valley football team will be looking to right the ship in week two and defeat visiting Adena. The Raiders were shutout last week for the first time since week five of the 2011 season when Alexander blanked RVHS 35-0 in Bidwell. RVHS attempted just one pass last week. Adena trailed 18-15 at halftime last week before surrendering 29 points to host McClain in the second half. Cale Free scored all three touchdowns for the Warriors last week, one on a six yard run, one on a two yard run and one on a 65 yard interception return. This is the Warriors’ second of four straight road games to begin the season. River Valley is the only Ohio Valley Conference opponent Adena has played in the last 10 seasons. River Valley’s last win over a Scioto Valley Conference team was August 25th, 2006 when the Raiders topped Southeastern 18-12 in Chillicothe. The Warriors suffered their first losing season since the 2002 campaign last season. River Valley was 1-6 in its new football facility last season.


Meigs Marauders (1-0) at Fairland Dragons (1-0)


Last Week: Meigs defeated Coal Grove 46-44 in Coal Grove; Fairland defeated Portsmouth West 41-29 in West Portsmouth.


Last meeting between the teams: August 31st, 2012 Fairland won 30-12 in Rocksprings.


Current head-to-head streak: Fairland has won one straight.


MHS Offense Last Week: 293 rushing yards, 168 passing yards.


FHS Offense Last Week: N/A.


MHS Offensive Leaders Last Week: QB Kaileb Sheets 11-of-23, 168 yards, 3TD, INT; RB Michael Davis 11 carries, 133 yards, TD; WR Ty Phelps 4 receptions, 86 yards, TD.


FHS Offensive Leaders Last Week: QB Chance Short 25-of-31, 311 yards, 5 TDs, 2 INTs; WR Evan Maddox 8 receptions, 147 yards, TD.


MHS Defense Last Week: 222 rushing yards, 352 passing yards.


FHS Defense Last Week: N/A.


Notes: Meigs will look for its second win over a Lawrence County host in as many weeks, when the Maroon and Gold travel to Fairland for the Dragons’ home opener. The Marauders slipped past Coal Grove last week, scoring 14 points over the final 3:30 of the game to take the 46-44 win. The 46 points scored last week by MHS is the most since week three of last season when the Marauders posted a 48-48 win over River Valley. Meigs showed their versatility last week as six different players found the endzone. Fairland operated a no-huddle spread offense last week and built a 28-0 halftime lead. The Dragons pushed their lead to 41-7 before subbing out their starters. The Fairland defense recorded nine sacks last week. Meigs is 10-5 against Fairland in the since the series between the teams resumed in 1998. The Dragon’s win last season was their first in Meigs County since the series resumed. The Marauders last trip to Proctorville resulted in a 27-20 win in week two of the 2011 season. Meigs’ record against OVC teams is 17-9 over the last 10 seasons. Fairland finished 5-5 last season to avoid a third consecutive losing season. The Dragons’ last winning season was 2009. This is Fairland’s first season under head coach Cullen Homolka.


Eastern Eagles (0-1, 0-0) at Miller Falcons (0-1, 0-1)


Last Week: Eastern lost to Symmes Valley 20-0 at Willow Wood; Miller lost to Waterford 20-12 at Waterford.


Last meeting between the teams: August 31st, 2012 Eastern won 47-6 in Tuppers Plains.


Current head-to-head streak: Eastern has won 6 straight.


EHS Offense Last Week: 101 rushing yards, 79 passing yards.


MHS Offense Last Week: 119 rushing yards, 119 passing yards.


EHS Offensive Leaders Last Week: QB Dylan Bresciani 5-of-24, 79 yards, INT; RB Zack Scowden 12 carries, 60 yards, 2TD; WR Daschel Facemyer 2 receptions, 43 yards.


MHS Offensive Leaders Last Week: QB Garrett Sinift 13-of-20, 119 yards, TD, 2 INTs; RB Garrett Sinift 13 carries, 80 yards; WR Garrett Bartley 1 reception, 65 yards, TD.


EHS Defense Last Week: 245 rushing yards, 63 passing yards.


MHS Defense Last Week: 105 rushing yards, 91 passing yards.


Notes: Both teams will be looking for their first win of the year in this Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division matchup. Eastern was shutout last week for the first time since week seven last year, when Trimble defeated the Eagles 39-0 in Tuppers Plains. The Last time EHS was shutout in a non-conference game was October 15th, 2011 when Canton Central Catholic blanked EHS 40-0. Miller outgained Waterford 238-to-196 in total yards last week but committed three turnovers. The Eagles haven’t lost to Miller since October 13th, 2006 by a count of 19-12 in Tuppers Plains. 2005 by a score of 12-6 marks the last time EHS fell to the Falcons in Hemlock. Eastern has defeated Miller in six straight matchups and has outscored the Falcons 192-to-77 in that time. Last season Eastern outgained Miller by 162 total yards in the Eagles week two victory. For nine straight seasons Miller has failed to win more than two games.


**Not all statistics for week one games were made available by presstime**