Logan Chieftains (6-2, 0-1) at Gallia Academy Blue Devils (1-7, 1-0)
Last Week: Gallia Academy defeated Warren, 31-14 in Gallipolis; Logan lost to DeSales 44-7 in Columbus.
Last meeting between the teams: October 24, 2014. Logan won 28-7 in Logan.
Current head-to-head streak: Logan has won 2 straight.
LHS offense last week: 30 rushing yards, 156 passing yards.
GAHS offense last week: 170 rushing yards, 88 passing yards.
LHS offensive leaders last week: QB Lane Little 12-24, 156 yards, TD; RB Colton Stilwell 11 carries, 37 yards; WR Isaiah Smith 8 receptions, 121 yards, TD.
GAHS offensive leaders last week: QB Kole Carter 7-21, 88 yards, TD, INT; RB Kole Carter 32 carries, 177 yards, 3TDs; WR Matt Bailey 4 receptions, 65 yards, TD.
LHS defense last week: 334 rushing yards, 12 passing yards.
GAHS defense last week: 183 rushing yards, 70 passing yards.
Five things to note:
1. A GAHS win will set up a SEOAL title match in Week 10 when Jackson visits Memorial Field. A win by Logan would give Jackson at least a share of its second straight league crown.
2. Gallia Academy’s best quarter so far this season is the fourth, in which they’ve scored 45 points. GAHS has scored 34 points in the second quarter, 19 in the third and 18 in the first.
3. Logan’s last trip to Gallipolis resulted in a 35-21 LHS victory on October 25, 2013. The Chiefs went on to take SEOAL title in that season.
4. The Chiefs will try to avoid a three-game losing skid. LHS has not lost three games in a row since September of 2012.
5. Logan holds a 42-38-1 record over Gallia Academy and an all-time with a scoring advantage of 1,523-1,268.
Athens Bulldogs (5-3, 3-1) at River Valley Raiders (6-2, 3-2)
Last Week: Athens defeated Wellston 50-42OT in Wellston; River Valley defeated Vinton County, 30-12 in McArthur.
Last meeting between the teams: October 24, 2014. Athens won 77-14 in The Plains.
Current head-to-head streak: Athens has won 4 straight (4-0 since 2001).
AHS offense last week: 433 rushing yards, 161 passing yards.
RVHS offense last week: N/A rushing yards, 217 passing yards.
AHS offensive leaders last week: QB Brendan Sano 9-16, 161 yards, 2TDs; RB Zacciah Saltzman 44 carries, 371 yards, 4TDs; WR Robert Dickelman 4 receptions, 67 yards, TD.
RVHS offensive leaders last week: QB Dayton Hardway 12-19, 217 yards, 3TDs; RB Kirk Morrow 2 carries, 40 yards; WR Kirk Morrow 5 receptions, 138 yards, 3TDs.
AHS defense last week: 380 rushing yards, 88 passing yards.
RVHS defense last week: N/A rushing yards, 52 passing yards.
Five things to note:
1. A chance at history Friday night in Bidwell. The Raiders will be going for a program best seventh win of the season against the Bulldogs.
2. This is the second trip to Gallia County for AHS this season. The Bulldogs defeated Gallia Academy 35-0 in Gallipolis in Week 6. Athens has won four straight in Gallia County, with the last loss coming in 2006.
3. RVHS has outscored opponents 211-85 this season and is 2-2 at home. Athens, which has won four straight, has been outscored 236-198 this season, but the Bulldogs are 4-0 on the road.
4. To stop Athens, you must stop senior halfback Zacciah Saltzman, who has posted 1,631 yards and 30 touchdowns on 197 carries this season. The rest of the Bulldogs combined for 93 carries, 434 yards and four rushing touchdowns.
5. If the postseason started today River Valley would be the eighth and final team to make it in from Region 17. The Raiders sit .0473 ahead of ninth rated Oak Hill. AHS is currently 15th in Region 9.
Southern Tornadoes (3-5, 2-4) at South Gallia Rebels (4-4, 3-3)
Last Week: Southern lost to Waterford 30-20 in Racine; South Gallia defeated Wahama 54-19 in Mercerville.
Last meeting between the teams: October 24, 2014. Southern won 20-12 in Racine.
Current head-to-head streak: Southern has won 3 straight.
SHS offense last week: 40 rushing yards, 267 passing yards.
SGHS offense last week: 466 rushing yards, 90 passing yards.
SHS offensive leaders last week: QB Blake Johnson 22-33, 267 yards, 2TDs, 2INTs; RB Riley Roush 7 carries, 23 yards; WR Crenson Rogers 10 receptions, 145 yards, 2TDs.
SGHS offensive leaders last week: QB Landon Hutchinson 4-5, 90 yards, 2TDs; RB Isaiah Geiger 14 carries, 224 yards, TD; WR Kane Hutchinson 3 receptions, 52 yards, TD.
SHS defense last week: 75 rushing yards, 65 passing yards.
SGHS defense last week: 171 rushing yards, 206 passing yards.
Five things to note:
1. The Rebels are trying for their third straight win, while Southern is looking to avoid a third consecutive loss. The Tornadoes haven’t dropped three games in a row since 2012, while South Gallia hasn’t won three straight since 2013.
2. Southern has won its last two games in Gallia County, including a 34-6 victory on September 6, 2013 in Mercerville. The last time SGHS defeated a visiting Tornadoes squad was September 2, 2011 by a 34-0 final.
3. SGHS and SHS have five common opponents to this point in the season. Both the Rebels and Tornadoes defeated Federal Hocking and Wahama, while losing to Trimble and Belpre. South Gallia topped Waterford 20-13 in Week 7, while Southern fell to the Wildcats by a 30-20 count in Week 8.
4. South Gallia holds a 227-195 scoring advantage over opponents this season, while the Tornadoes have been outscored 208-155. SGHS is 3-1 at home this year, while the Purple and Gold are 2-2 on the road.
5. Both teams are currently on the outside looking in at the postseason, as South Gallia is 12 and Southern is 16 in Region 25. Only one spot has been locked down in Region 25 and a total of 25 teams are still mathematically eligible for the top-8 spots.