Mason County hosting Week 7 contests

Alex Hawley ahawley@civitasmedia.com

October 9, 2013

Oak Hill Red Devils (5-0) at Point Pleasant Big Blacks (5-0)

Last Week: Oak Hill defeated Shady Spring, 52-12 in Shady Spring; Point Pleasant defeated Brooke, 35-7 in Wellsburg.

Last meeting between the teams: October 5, 2012 Oak Hill won 34-14 Oak Hill.

Current head-to-head streak: Oak Hill has won one straight.

OHHS offense last week: 430 rushing yards, 73 passing yards.

PPHS offense last week: 209 rushing yards, 146 passing yards.

OHHS offensive leaders last week: QB Deonte Scruggs 1-of-2, 73 yards, TD; RB Jarrell Green 8 carries, 152 yards, TD; WR Jarrell Green 1 catch, 73 yards, TD.

PPHS offensive leaders last week: QB Aden Yates 6-of-7, 146 yards TD; RB Cody Mitchell 18 carries, 148 yards, 2TDs; WR Chase Walton 4 catches, 133 yards TD.

OHHS defense last week: 143 rushing yards, 129 passing yards.

PPHS defense last week: 48 rushing yards, 161 passing yards.

Notes: A Top-5 matchup in class AAA will take place Friday night when Oak Hill pays visits Point Pleasant. The Red Devils and Big Blacks are two of the five teams in Class AAA that are still undefeated this season. The Big Blacks defense gave up a season-high 209 yards last week to Brooke. It was the first time PPHS has given up over 200 yards this season. Point Pleasant has given up just 682 yards this season, while gaining 2,031. First team all-state runningback Jalen Jones was slowed to 141 yards on 18 carries last week with an ankle injury. Oak Hill starting fullback K.K. Goodman was suspended from last week’s game. Point Pleasant quarterback Aden Yates has completed 30-of-42 (71.4 percent) passes this season for 593 yards, with five touchdowns and two interceptions. Yates has also ran for three scores this season. Cody Mitchell and Chase Walton have led the PPHS offense this season. Mitchell has 716 total yards with eight scores, while Walton has 518 total yards with nine touchdowns. This is the sophomore year in AAA for each squad. OH was 7-4 last season, its first winning season since 2007. This is the third of three-game road trip for the Red Devils. Oak Hill played Shady Spring, a team that will play Point Pleasant in week nine. Both teams will play Lewis County later this season. This is the Big Blacks first of two consecutive home games.

Federal Hocking Lancers (3-3, 2-2) at Wahama White Falcons (5-1, 4-1)

Last Week: Federal Hocking lost to South Gallia, 57-34 in Mercerville; Wahama defeated Southern, 28-14 in Racine.

Last meeting between the teams: October 5, 2012 Wahama won 24-6 in Stewart.

Current head-to-head streak: Wahama has won 4 straight.

FHHS offense last week: 74 rushing yards, 205 passing yards.

WHS offense last week: 248 rushing yards, 91 passing yards.

FHHS offensive leaders last week: QB Alfie Nichols 14-of-21, 205 yards, 2TDs; RB Delbert Crum 11 carries, 85 yards, TD; WR Devin Maxey 5 catches, 96 yards, 2TDs.

WHS offensive leaders last week: QB Hunter Bradley 2-of-4, 59 yards; RB Kane Roush 14 carries, 94 yards; WR Brandon Stewart 1 catch, 47 yards.

FHHS defense last week: 443 rushing yards, 85 passing yards.

WHS defense last week: 154 rushing yards, 66 passing yards.

Notes: The White Falcons will be gunning for their fifth straight win Friday night when the Lancers visit Bachtel Stadium. The 57 points surrendered by the Lancers defense last week is the most since giving up 62 to Waterford in 2001. Wahama has scored 262 points this season compared to the 181 scored by Federal Hocking. The White Falcons have relied on their two-headed monster at the half back position with Kane Roush and Colton Neal. Roush has 980 total yards and 16 touchdowns this season, while Neal has 652 total yards with 12 scores. FHHS last beat Wahama on September 2, 2006 by a 14-7 count in Stewart. Wahama holds a 148-20 scoring advantage in the four contests since. Last season is the first time FHHS scored on the White Falcons in a TVC Hocking contest. This marks the second straight road game for the Lancers. Federal Hocking last trip to Bachtel Stadium didn’t go as planned with the White Falcons winning the 49-0 shutout. Wahama has given up just 11 points per game this season, while Federal Hocking has surrendered 26 points per game.

Twin Valley Panthers (2-5) at Hannan Wildcats (1-4)

Last Week: Twin Valley defeated Phelps, 38-36 in Pilgrims Knob; Hannan lost to Miller, 26-20 in Ashton.

Last meeting between the teams: First meeting.

Notes: The Hannan defense surrendered 113 passing yards and 199 rushing yards to Miller in last week’s loss. 154 miles separate the schools. The Panthers wins have come against teams with a combine 1-11 record. TVHS is 1-2 on the road this season, while Hannan is 0-1 at home.It’s been over 10 years since Hannan has faced a team from Virginia. The Panthers traveled defeated Montcalm 40-39 on September 6, while Hannan will face Montcalm in Week 10. No farther information was made available by presstime.