White Falcons host Miller


By Bryan Walters - [email protected]



Point Pleasant’s Cason Payne (bottom left), Cody McDaniel (center) and John Sommer (12) combined to tackle Ravenswood’s Colten Stovall (11), infront of Big Blacks Garrett Litchfield (33) and Grant Safford (37), during the a 75-7 PPHS home victory on October 16.


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Miller Falcons (6-2, 4-2) at Wahama White Falcons (3-5, 2-5)

Last game: Miller defeated Federal Hocking 53-7 in Stewart; Wahama lost to South Gallia 54-19, in Mercerville.

Last meeting between the teams: October 25, 2014. Wahama won 55-14 in Hemlock.

Current head-to-head streak: Wahama has won 5 straight.

MHS offense last week: 399 rushing yards, 41 passing yards

WHS offense last week: 171 rushing yards, 206 passing yards.

MHS offensive leaders last week: QB Cole Geil 3-5, 41 yards; RB Kody McKinniss 13 carries, 117 yards, 3TDs; WR Garrett Bartley 2 receptions, 38 yards.

WHS offense leaders last week: QB Philip Hoffman 11-20, 140 yards, INT; RB Colton Arrington 12 carries, 106 yards; WR Ricky Kearns 3 receptions, 78 yards.

MHS defense last week: minus-2 rushing yards, 105 passing yards.

WHS defense last week: 366 rushing yards, 90 passing yards.

Five things to note:

1. Wahama is currently 27th in the latest Class A rankings with a 3.00 rating, while Miller enters the week rated seventh in the Division VII, Region 25 bracket. The top 16 teams advance to the West Virginia postseason, while the top eight programs in each Ohio region move on to the playoffs.

2. The White Falcons have been outscored by a 214-154 overall margin this season, which averages out to 19.3 points offensively and 26.8 points defensively per contest. WHS has also been outscored by a 214-112 discrepancy in TVC Hocking play, averages of 16.0 points offensively and 30.6 points defensively.

3. Miller has outscored opponents by a 289-148 overall margin this year, averages of 36.1 points offensively and 18.5 points defensively per game. In TVC Hocking affairs, MHS has outscored the opposition by a 177-122 span — averages of 29.5 points offensively and 20.3 points defensively.

4. Miller is 3-1 in road contests this fall, with the lone loss coming in Week 5 during a 56-14 setback at Trimble. The Falcons are also in serious contention for their first playoff appearance since the 1999 and 2000 campaigns.

5. The White Falcons are 5-0 all-time against Miller and have a chance to post a winning record at Bachtel Stadium, as they are currently 2-2 this fall entering Senior Night. MHS already owns one victory over a Mason County program following an 82-6 decision over Hannan back in Week 6.

Point Pleasant Big Blacks (8-0) at Shady Spring Tigers (2-5)

Last Game: Point Pleasant defeated Ravenswood 75-7 in Point Pleasant; Shady Spring lost to Lincoln County 36-20 in Shady Spring.

Last meeting between the teams: October 24, 2014. Point Pleasant won 64-0 in Point Pleasant.

Current head-to-head streak: Point Pleasant has won 3 straight

PPHS offense last week: 385 rushing yards, 97 passing yards.

SSHS offense last game: 101 rushing yards, 154 passing yards.

PPHS offensive leaders last week: QB Cason Payne 2-2, 40 yards, TD; RB Cody Mitchell 3 carries, 149 yards, 3TDs; WR Cody Mitchell 2 receptions, 40 yards, TD.

SSHS offensive leaders last game: QB Jarod Cline 8-24, 154 yards, TD; RB Chase DeMoss 19 carries, 109 yards; WR Keith Sexton 2 receptions, 55 yards, TD.

PPHS defense last week: 21 rushing yards, 143 passing yards.

SSHS defense last game: 211 rushing yards, 5 passing yards.

Five things to note:

1. The Big Blacks are currently second in the latest Class AAA rankings with a 12.63 rating, which trails only Cabell Midland (7-0) and its 15.71 rating. PPHS will also put a West Virginia best 31-game regular season win streak on the line.

2. Point Pleasant is still the only team in the entire state of West Virginia to score over 400 points offensively through eight weeks of play. The Big Blacks have outscored opponents by a sizable 480-92 overall margin, which averages out to 60 points per game offensively and 11.5 points defensively.

3. Point Pleasant has churned out 3,114 rushing yards and 52 touchdowns this fall. In all, the Big Blacks have 3,642 yards and 61 touchdowns as an offensive unit. Conversely, the opposition has produced only 1,847 yards and 12 touchdowns against the PPHS defense — which includes a mere 667 yards and two touchdowns on the ground.

4. The Tigers enter Friday night ranked 27th in the Class AAA rankings with a 3.29 rating. SSHS has been outscored by a 303-107 overall margin this season, which averages out to 15.3 points offensively and 43.2 points defensively.

5. Point Pleasant has won 13 consecutive road contests in the regular season, which includes a 4-0 mark this fall. The Big Blacks are also only one of six programs in West Virginia without a loss, thanks in large part to being plus-8 in turnover differential.

Hannan Wildcats (0-6) at Tygarts Valley Bulldogs (1-6)

Last Week: Hannan lost to Paden City 54-12 in Ashton; Tygarts Valley lost to Pocahontas County 49-22 in Mill Creek.

Last meeting between the teams: October 24 2014. Tygarts Valley won 59-8 in Ashton.

Current head-to-head streak: Tygarts Valley has won 1 straight.

TVHS offense last week: 220 rushing yards, 65 passing yards.

TVHS offensive leaders last week: QB Jake Tackett 1-3, 65 yards, TD; RB Percy Lanham 22 carries, 100 yards, TD; WR Tristen Dumire 1 reception, 65 yards, TD.

Five things to note:

1. Hannan is one of only two Class A football programs in West Virginia without a gridiron victory, joining Valley (Fayette) as the 37th rated teams in the latest small school rankings. Overall, HHS has dropped 16 straight decisions overall — including two by forfeit.

2. The Wildcats have been outscored by a 307-54 overall margin this season, which averages out to nine points offensively and 51.2 points defensively.

3. TVHS is currently 34th in the Class A rankings with a 1.0 rating. The Bulldogs lone victory came in a 38-19 decision over Richwood in Week 7.

4. Tygarts Valley has been outscored by a 269-134 overall margin this fall, which averages out to 19.1 points offensively and 38.4 points defensively.

5. The Wildcats managed 12 points in last week’s setback to Paden City, the same total that Hannan had scored in its previous three outings. HHS is 0-4 in road games this year, while the Bulldogs are 1-2 at home.

Point Pleasant’s Cason Payne (bottom left), Cody McDaniel (center) and John Sommer (12) combined to tackle Ravenswood’s Colten Stovall (11), infront of Big Blacks Garrett Litchfield (33) and Grant Safford (37), during the a 75-7 PPHS home victory on October 16.
http://mydailytribune.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/10/web1_10.23-PP-McDaniel.jpgPoint Pleasant’s Cason Payne (bottom left), Cody McDaniel (center) and John Sommer (12) combined to tackle Ravenswood’s Colten Stovall (11), infront of Big Blacks Garrett Litchfield (33) and Grant Safford (37), during the a 75-7 PPHS home victory on October 16. Alex Hawley/OVP Sports

By Bryan Walters

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