Eastern Eagles (2-4, 2-3) at Trimble Tomcats (6-0, 4-0)
Last Week: South Gallia defeated Miller 34-6 in Hemlock; Eastern defeated Waterford, 28-0 in Tuppers Plains.
Last meeting between the teams: October 5, 2012 Trimble won 39-0 in Tuppers Plains.
Current head-to-head streak: Trimble has won 13 straight.
EHS offense last week: 54 rushing yards, 87 passing yards.
THS offense last week: 169 rushing yards, 246 passing yards.
EHS offensive leaders last week: QB Dylan Bresciani 4-of-8, 87 yards; RB Zach Browning 7 carries, 26 yards, TD; WR Daschle Facemyer 2 catches, 35 yards.
THS offensive leaders last week: QB Konner Standley 9-of-17, 246 yards 2 TDs; RB Bryce Smathers 8 carries, 59 yards, TD; WR Austin Downs 7 catches, 180 yards, 2TDs.
EHS defense last week: 146 rushing yards, 98 passing yards.
THS defense last week: 7 rushing yards, 10 passing yards.
Notes: At this point the question isn’t will anyone upset the Tomcats, so much as will anyone score againt that defense. The Trimble defense has given up just one score this season (a one yard touchdown run to Wahama’s Hunter Bradley) in six games. Eastern will be looking to get back in the win column with a monumental task of defeating Trimble for the first time since 2000. Trimble defeated Eastern by an average margin of 30.8 since 2001. The last time the Eagles defeated Trimble was Week 6 of the 2000 season when EHS won 34-6. The Tomcats have earned shutout victories in each their last three contests against Eastern. The Eagles are just 3-23 against Athens County teams over the last 10 seasons. The last time Eastern traveled to Glouster was October 7, 2011, which resulted in a 49-0 THS victory. The Eastern offense this season is led y quarterback Dylan Bresciani and runningback Zack Scowden. Bresciani is 14-of-49 passing for 316 yards and two touchdowns, with 146 yards and two touchdowns rushing. Scowden has 313 yards on 70 carries and a touchdown. EHS will return home for two straight games following its trip to Glouster, while Trimble will hit the road for one game. Trimble holds an 18-3 all-time record against Eastern dating back to the teams’ first meeting in 1993. The Tomcats haven’t lost a TVC Hocking game to anyone except Wahama since 2007 when Waterford took a 27-8 decision.
Vinton County Vikings (4-2, 1-0) at Meigs Marauders (4-2, 1-0)
Last Week: Vinton County defeated Alexander 40-34 OT in Albany; Meigs defeated Nelsonville-York, 47-6 in Rocksprings.
Last meeting between the teams: October 5, 2012 Meigs won 27-12 in McArthur.
Current head-to-head streak: Meigs has won two straight.
VCHS offense last week: 392 rushing yards, 50 passing yards.
MHS offense last week: 234 rushing yards, 115 passing yards.
VCHS offensive leaders last week: QB Andy Long 5-of-14, 50 yards, TD; RB Tim Ousley 17 carries, 128 yards, 2TDs; WR Sean Caudill 3 catches, 29 yards.
MHS offensive leaders last week: QB Cody Bartrum 9-of-20, 106 yards; RB Michael Davis 21 carries, 142 yards, 2 TDs; WR Kaileb Sheets 4 catches, 55 yards.
VCHS defense last week: 81 rushing yards, 317 passing yards.
MHS defense last week: 39 rushing yards, 46 passing yards.
Notes: Vinton County had lost 11 straight TVC Ohio games before last week’s overtime victory in Albany. That game is the first time since 2007 the Vikings defeated Alexander. Quarterback Andy Long ran one of his two touchdowns in overtime last week to seal the victory. Meigs earned its first victory over Nelsonville-York since 1999 last week. Freshman Cody Bartrum in his second start under center led the Maroon and Gold in both games he has quarterbacked with Kaileb Sheets. Michael Davis leads the Marauders 740 total yards and 11 touchdowns this season. The Vikings hold a 17-12 all-time record against Meigs, but the Marauders have won four of the last five matchup. Vinton County’s most recent trip to Meigs County resulted in a 30-0 Marauders victory. That game was the last MHS win a Bob Roberts Field in Pomeroy. MHS outgained VCHS 270-127 on the ground in last year’s week-seven matchup, but the Vikings had a 154-59 advantage in the passing game. This is the second of the Marauders’ two-game home stand, while Vinton County is on the road for the fifth time in six weeks.
Southern Tornadoes (5-1, 3-1) at Miller Falcons (2-4, 0-4)
Last Week: Southern lost to Wahama, 28-14 in Racine; Miller defeated Hannan, 26-20 in Ashton.
Last meeting between the teams: October 5, 2012 Southern won 49-6 in Racine.
Current head-to-head streak: Southern has won 2 straight.
SHS offense last week: 154 rushing yards, 66 passing yards.
MHS offense last week: 199 rushing yards, 133 passing yards.
SHS offensive leaders last week: QB Tristen Wolfe 7-of-20, 66 yards, INT; RB Tyler Barton 18 carries, 85 yards, TD; WR Hunter Johnson 4 catches, 24 yards.
MHS offensive leaders last week: QB Garrett Sinift 12-of-22, 133; RB Garrett Sinift 13 carries, 123 yards, 3TDs; WR Garrett Bartley 5 catches, 77 yards.
SHS defense last week: 248 rushing yards, 91 passing yards.
MHS defense last week: N/A.
Notes: The Tornadoes will look to rebound from their first loss of the season when they travel to Perry County to take on the Miller Falcons. Southern’s defense gave up a season-high 339 total yards last week. The Tornadoes rushing attack this season has been spear headed by senior Tyler Barton, who has 867 total yards and 12 touchdowns. Both Miller and Southern possess dual-threat quarterbacks, Southern with Tristen Wolfe and Miller with Garrett Sinift. Wolfe has thrown for 462 yards and five touchdowns, while rushing for 177 and four scores. Sinift has thrown for 793 yards with three scores and rushed for 472 and six touchdowns this season. Both teams are 2-0 in non-conference play this season. The series between Miller and Southern is tied at 6-6 over the past 12 seasons. The Tornadoes hold a 265-239 scoring advantage in that time span. This is Southern’s first road game since week-four, while Miller is coming off back-to-back road games including its longest of the year last week at Hannan (175 miles round trip). Southern’s last trip to Hemlock resulted in a 20-12 Tornado victory. The Purple and Gold last lost in Perry County came on October 9, 2009 by a count of 30-24.