Mason County teams open at home


By Alex Hawley - [email protected]



Point Pleasant’s Cody Mitchell (center) runs infront of classmates Alec Stanley (54) and James Patterson (55), during the Big Blacks’ 37-20 victory at Ravenswood on October 17, 2014.


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Lincoln County Panthers at Point Pleasant Big Blacks

Last Meeting between teams: August 29, 2014 Point Pleasant won 54-0 in Hamlin.

Current head-to-head streak: Point Pleasant has won 2 straight

Five things to note:

1. Point Pleasant has won a state-best 23 consecutive regular season games, having not lost in the regular season since October 5, 2012. Oak Hill claimed a 34-14 count in Fayette County.

2. Last season’s 54-0 PPHS victory was the first of four shutouts for the Big Blacks. Point Pleasant has recorded 11 shutout victories in eight seasons under head coach Dave Darst.

3.The Panthers lone win of the 2014 season came in Week 11 at St. Albans, by a 34-25 count. That was Lincoln County’s first victory since topping Class A Sherman in Week 11 of 2011.

4. This is the first of just four regular season home games for the 2015 Big Blacks. Point Pleasant, which will also host Ripley, Oak Hill and Ravenswood, has won 14 straight regular season games at Ohio Valley Bank Stadium. Brooke was the last visiting team to claim victory in Point Pleasant, edging the Big Blacks 34-33 on September 28, 2012.

5. Lincoln County — which graduated 15 players from last season — has 23 returnees on the 2015, including three seniors and 15 juniors. Among key returnees for LCHS are juniors Tristan Browning and Jake Ashley. Browning posted 91 total yards on nine rushes and two receptions against PPHS last season, while Ashley completed 3-of-8 pass attempts for 46 yards.

Ravenswood Red Devils at Wahama White Falcons

Last Meeting between the teams: August 29, 2014 — Ravenswood won 27-6, in Ravenswood.

Current head-to-head streak: Ravenswood has won 1 straight

Five things to note:

1. Wahama has won eight consecutive home openers. Federal Hocking was the last team to top WHS in it’s home opener, claiming a 14-7 victory in Week 2 of 2006.

2. Last season’s loss to Ravenswood marked the White Falcons’ first opening week loss since 2006, when Waterford defeated the Red and White 12-0, in Washington County.

3. Ravenswood returns 17 lettermen from last year’s 8-4 squad, which began the season with six straight wins. The Red Devils will however have to replace current West Virginia State running back Rhys Jelich, who accounted for two scores and 323 total yards in the Ravenswood’s win over Wahama last season.

4. In last year’s meeting the Red Devils scored 27 unanswered points, after trailing Wahama 6-0. The lone WHS score came on a 15 yard run by junior quarterback Kaileb Sheets.

5. Wahama,which lost its’ final two games of last season, hadn’t lost back-to-back games to end a year since 2008 when the White Falcons lost their final four games.

Montcalm Generals at Hannan Wildcats

Last Meeting: Nov 1, 2013 Montcalm won 15-0 in Ashton

Current head-to-head streak: Montcalm has won 7 straight

Five things to note:

1. Hannan was forced to forfeit last year’s meeting with Montcalm, which was scheduled for week 10. Montcalm’s only two wins of the 2014 season were by forfeit.

2. Montcalm is celebrating it’s 20th year of football this season. Hannan claimed a victory over MHS in the final week of the Generals first season in 1995.

3. It has been over 10 years since Hannan began the season with a victory.

4. Hannan last defeated Montcalm by a 12-6 final on October 26, 2007, in Ashton. Since then the Generals have outscored HHS 226-to-51 including last year’s 2-0 forfeit MHS win. Hannan has been shutout in three of the last seven meetings.

5. The last three Wildcat victories have come against Hundred.

Alex Hawley can be reached at 740-446-2342, ext. 2100.

Point Pleasant’s Cody Mitchell (center) runs infront of classmates Alec Stanley (54) and James Patterson (55), during the Big Blacks’ 37-20 victory at Ravenswood on October 17, 2014.
http://mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/web1_8.28-PP-Mitchell.jpgPoint Pleasant’s Cody Mitchell (center) runs infront of classmates Alec Stanley (54) and James Patterson (55), during the Big Blacks’ 37-20 victory at Ravenswood on October 17, 2014. Alex Hawley/OVP Sports

By Alex Hawley

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