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Meigs senior running back Jordan Hutton escapes a tackle attempt by a Fairland defender during the Marauders' Week 2 loss in Proctorville.
Meigs senior running back Jordan Hutton escapes a tackle attempt by a Fairland defender during the Marauders' Week 2 loss in Proctorville.
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Trimble Tomcats (3-0) at Meigs Marauders (2-1)

Last Week: Meigs defeated River Valley 56-7 in Rocksprings; Trimble defeated South Gallia 48-0 in Glouster.

Last meeting between the teams: September 14th, 2012 Trimble won 22-0 in Glouster.

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

THS Offense Last Week: 257 rushing yards, 131 passing yards.

MHS Offense Last Week: 439 rushing yards, 128 passing yards.

THS Offensive Leaders Last Week: QB Konner Standley 9-of-11, 113 yards, 3TDs; RB Konner Standley 5 carries, 86 yards; WR Austin Downs 2 catch, 33 yards, 2TDs.

MHS Offensive Leaders Last Week: QB Kaileb Sheets 7-of-9, 128 yards, 3TDs; RB Chris Lester 6 carries, 92 yards,TD; WR Michael Davis 3 catches, 92 yards, 2TDs.

THS Defense Last Week: 65 rushing yards, 51 passing yards.

MHS Defense Last Week: 83 rushing yards, 60 passing yards.

Notes: Fresh off their first win at Holzer Field/Farmers Bank Stadium Marauders will look to upset the undefeated Trimble Tomcats, Friday night. The 56 points scored by the Maroon and Gold against River Valley ties for the second most in school history with the 1969, 1970 and 1997 teams. The most points Meigs has ever posted in a game was the 66 it scored against Alexander in 1986, Head Coach Mike Bartrum’s junior season. Trimble, which has allowed just seven points this season shutout the Maroon and Gold last year in Glouster. The Marauders hold a 8-5 record all-time against THS, while holding a 271-218 scoring advantage. Meigs’ last win over Trimble came in the 1994 season by a count of 25-6. Last season’s 22-0 Tomcat victory was the first in the line of six shutouts by the THS defense. MHS hadn’t lost to a TVC Hocking opponent in over 10 years prior to last season’s loss. Over the past 10 seasons Trimble is 13-8 against the TVC Ohio with five playoff appearances. The Tomcats last loss in Meigs County came in week six of the 2000 season when Eastern defeated Trimble 34-6 in Tuppers Plains. Since that game Tomcats hold a 13 game winning streak in Meigs County.

Marietta Tigers (1-2) at Gallia Academy Blue Devils (2-1)

Last Week: Gallia Academy defeated Fairland 63-38 in Gallipolis; Marietta lost to Williamstown 20-0 in Marietta.

Last meeting between the teams: September 14th, 2012 Gallia Academy won 63-13 in Marietta.

Current head-to-head streak: Gallia Academy has won four straight.

MHS Offense Last Game: 166 rushing yards, 48 passing yards.

GAHS Offense Last Week: 274 rushing yards, 239 passing yards.

MHS Offensive Leaders Last Game: QB Anthony Kimbrough 4-of-19, 48 yards, 3INTs; RB Chance Wright 11 carries, 51 yards; WR Grea Setterstorm 2 catches, 35 yards.

GAHS Offensive Leaders Last Week: QB Wade Jarrell 21-of-27, 239 yards, 3TDs, INT; RB Wade Jarrell 21 carries, 154 yards, 4TDs; WR Reid Eastman 7 catches, 109 yards.

MHS Defense Last Game: 183 rushing yards, 54 passing yards.

GAHS Defense Last Week: 124 rushing yards, 296 passing yards.

Notes: The Tigers make return to Memorial Field, looking for their first win in Gallipolis since 2008. Marietta has given up at least 20 points in every game this season. The Tigers were shutout last week for the first time since week nine of last season. Marietta finished 1-9 last season with its lone win coming in the season opener. The Blue Devil defense made stellar halftime adjustments last week shutting out Fairland in the second half. The 63 points scored by GAHS is the most since the 63 they scored against Marietta last season. Last week’s 101 combined points is the most in a GAHS game ever. Senior quarterback Wade Jarrell has had an incredible start to the season, scoring seven touchdowns on the ground, while passing for seven more. Since MHS left the Southeastern Ohio Athletic League following the 2010 season the Tigers are 0-5 against SEOAL teams including a week two loss to Warren. GAHS is 22-4 against Marietta all-time including 2-0 in non-league games. The Blue Devils hold a 782-to-320 scoring advantage against the Tigers all-time. This is the first road game of the season for MHS after hosting Morgan, Warren and Williamstown. This is the fourth and final game of the Blue Devils home stand that begun the year.

Waterford Wildcats (1-2, 1-0) at Eastern Eagles (1-2, 1-1)

Last Week: Eastern lost to Wahama 54-0 in Tuppers Plains; Waterford lost to Fort Frye 47-0 in Waterford.

Last meeting between these teams: September 14th, 2012 Eastern won 39-6 in Waterford.

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

WHS Offense Last Week: 99 rushing yards, 23 passing yards.

EHS Offense Last Week: 28 rushing yards, 3 passing yards.

WHS Offensive Leaders Last Week: QB Isaac Huffman 2-of-12, 23 yards, 2INTs; RB Austin Lang 12 carries, 55 yards; WR Austin Lang 1 catch, 15 yards.

EHS Offensive Leaders Last Week: QB Chase Cook 1-of-4, 3 yards, 4INTs; RB Zach Browning 9 carries, 77 yards; WR Christian Speelman 1 catch, 3 yards.

WHS Defense Last Week: 307 rushing yards, 133 passing yards.

EHS Defense Last Week: 328 rushing yards, 196 passing yards.

Notes: Two teams trying to put week three behind them will meet at East Shade River Stadium Friday night. The Eagles and Wildcats were both shutout last week, for Waterford it is the second straight shutout loss. The Eagles, who haven’t lost back-to-back games since 2011 will try to win in front of the Green and Gold faithful for the first time this season. This is the first road game of the year for Waterford. Dating back to 2001 the series is tied at six wins apiece; also the home team in the series has a 6-6 record. The road team has won three straight in the series. Waterford holds a 275-224 scoring advantage over the last 12 seasons. The last time the Wildcats were in East Shade River Stadium was 2011 when they won 20-12. Last season Eastern outgained WHS 492-to-113 in total yards en route to the Eagles third biggest win. For the Wildcats, last year’s loss to Eastern was in the middle of their five-game losing skid. For Eastern, the win sparked a season high three-game winning streak.

Southern Tornadoes (3-0, 2-0) at Federal Hocking Lancers (2-1, 1-0)

Last Week: Southern defeated Belpre 19-0 in Racine; Federal Hocking defeated Hannan 60-0 in Stewart.

Last meeting between the teams: September 14th, 2012 Federal Hocking won 14-7 in Racine.

Current head-to-head streak: Federal hocking has won two straight.

SHS Offense Last Week: 245 rushing yards, 50 passing yards.

FHHS Offense Last Week: 284 rushing yards, 37 passing yards.

SHS Offensive Leaders Last Week: QB Tristen Wolfe 3-of-9, 50 yards, INT; RB Tyler Barton 25 carries, 139 yards, 3TDs; WR Hunter Johnson 2 catches, 36 yards.

FHHS Offensive Leaders Last Week: QB Philip Hoffman 4-of-5, 37 yards; RB Delbert Crum 5 carries, 145 yards, 3TDs; WR Alfie Nichols 3 catches, 11 yards.

SHS Defense Last Week: 18 rushing yards, 59 passing yards.

FHHS Defense Last Week: N/A.

Notes: The Tornadoes have a chance to improve to 4-0 Friday night, when they travel to Stewart. It has been since the 2009 season that Southern has won four games in a row. The SHS defense has allowed just six points this season. South Gallia is the lone team to score against Southern this season. The Purple and Gold have allowed just 385 total yards in three games this season. Since losing to Alexander 38-14 in week one the Lancers have outscored opponents 100-0. This is the first of two trips to Athens County for the Tornadoes; Southern hasn’t won there since October 2, 2009. This is Federal Hocking’s second of three straight home games. Southern is on the road for the third time this season. Last season’s 14-7 FHHS victory is the lowest scoring matchup between these teams in over 10 years. Since 2001 Federal Hocking holds a 9-3 record against SHS and has outscored the Tornadoes by an average of 24 points a game.

River Valley Raiders (0-3) at Nelsonville-York Buckeyes (1-2)

Last Week: River Valley lost to Meigs 56-7 in Rocksprings; Nelsonville-York defeated Berne Union 44-21 in Nelsonville.

Last meeting between the teams: September 14th, 2012 Nelsonville-York won 51-12 in Bidwell.

Current head-to-head streak: Nelsonville-York has won five straight.

RVHS Offense Last Week: 83 rushing yards, 60 passing yards.

NYHS Offense Last Week: 472 rushing yards, 17 passing yards.

RVHS Offensive Leaders Last Week: QB Tyler Twyman 3-of-5, 60 yards, INT; RB Austin Bradley 21 carries, 85 yards; WR Kirk Morrow 1 catch, 38 yards.

NYHS Offensive Leaders Last Week: QB Colton Adams 2-of-5, 17 yards, INT; RB Alex Mount 26 carries, 333 yards,3TDs; WR Cannon Kilbarger 1 catch, 15 yards.

RVHS Defense Last Week: 439 rushing yards, 128 passing yards.

NYHS Defense Last Week: 51 rushing yards, 170 passing yards.

Notes: The Raiders take to the road and face a TVC Ohio opponent for the second straight week as they travel to Nelsonville-York. Last week’s 49 point defeat marked the worst Raiders loss since falling to Rock Hill 56-6 in the final game of the 2009 season. The only RVHS touchdown last week came on a Austin Bradley kickoff return. The Buckeyes earned their first win of the season last week by dominating Berne Union. NYHS held a 61-to-35 advantage in offensive plays, a 23-to-11 edge in first downs and a 489-to-221 advantage in total yards. Nelsonville-York began the year with back-to-back losses for the second consecutive loss. The Buckeyes, who missed out on the playoffs last year for the first time since 2009, are hosting RVHS for the first time since 2006. The last time RVHS defeated the Buckeyes was 2003 by a count of 18-7 in Cheshire. In the five games since then NYHS has outscored the Raiders 225-44. Nelsonville-York has eclipsed the 40 point mark in each of those contests. This is the second consecutive road game for the Raiders, who return to Bidwell for a three-game home stand following this game. This is the second in a span of three home games for the Buckeyes. The last time River Valley has defeated a TVC Ohio opponent was 2007, when the Raiders topped Alexander 29-7 in Cheshire.

South Gallia Rebels (1-2, 0-2) at Miller Falcons (1-2, 0-1)

Last Week: South Gallia lost to Trimble 48-0 in Glouster; Miller defeated Millersport 20-0 in Millersport.

Last meeting between the teams: September 14, 2012 Miller won 26-16 in Mercerville.

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

SGHS Offense Last Week: 65 rushing yards, 51 passing yards.

MHS Offense Last Week: 254 rushing yards, 66 passing yards.

SGHS Offensive Leaders Last Week: QB Landon Hutchinson 3-of-7, 47 yards; RB Jacob White 14 carries, 45 yards; WR Devin Lucas 1 catch, 38 yards.

MHS Offensive Leaders Last Week: QB Garrett Sinift 7-of-10, 66 yards; RB Lane Mulford 22 carries, 131 yards,TD; WR Austin Doughty 3 catches, 48 yards.

SGHS Defense Last Week: 257 rushing yards, 131 passing yards.

MHS Defense Last Week: N/A.

Notes: A pair of Tri-Valley Conference Hocking Division teams will look to improve to .500 Friday night as the Rebels travel to Hemlock. Last week’s loss was the Rebels first shutout since week six of last season. The Rebels haven’t been shutout more than once in a season since 2008. Miller is coming off its first shutout win since the 2002 season when the Falcons blanked Southern 8-0. The Falcons haven’t won back-to-back games since the 2010 campaign. South Gallia’s four-game winning streak over Miller was snapped last season but the Rebels still hold a 6-3 edge since 2001.SGHS has outscored the Falcons 169-131 in that time period. September 21, 2001 was the last time Miller shutout the Rebels (29-0), while SGHS scored its last shutout win over the Hemlock natives on September 23, 2005 (8-0). 2001 was the last time the Rebels lost in Hemlock.

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