Updated Mon, Oct 10, 2011 10:02 am
A quick glance at how the MVL is currently shaking out:
1. Sheridan – The Generals heartily dismantled Philo 42-14, mostly due to Mitchell Fouch’s outstanding 13 carries for 247 yards and two touchdowns. To say Fouch has been a stud for his team is an understatement. The Player of the Year candidate has amassed 1171 yards and 16 touchdowns on 93 attempts. That averages out to 167.3 yards per game and 12.6 yards per carry.
2. Tri-Valley – The Scotties survived a nail-biter in New Lexington thanks to a late touchdown from Austin Jones. What looks to be an easy win this week against John Glenn could be a trap game for Tri-Valley. With the Sheridan game looming on the horizon in week nine, the Scotties have to be careful against the Little Muskies, who almost pulled off the upset against Sheridan two weeks ago.
3. New Lexington – Despite falling to Tri-Valley, the Panthers should have nothing to be ashamed about. New Lex fought the entire game and showed they can contend with the top teams in the MVL. The loss does hurt their chances at making the playoffs, though. The Panthers will have to win out just to have an outside shot at sneaking in.
4. Maysville – Coshocton halted the red-hot Panthers who were on a four-game winning streak. Maysville allowed over 400 yards of offense and will need to tighten up their defense if they want to stop Mitchell Fouch and Sheridan this week.
5. Philo – The Electrics were routed by Sheridan, but still have a chance at third place in the MVL. After a non-conference matchup at River View this week, Philo will take on Maysville and Tri-Valley to wrap up the season.
6. John Glenn – The Little Muskies captured their second win of the season against Morgan, 28-13. They have a tough task this week when they travel to Dresden and visit Tri-Valley, but they proved they are no slouches when they gave Sheridan a tough game in the 20-13loss back in week six.
7. Crooksville – When the Ceramics win, they win big. They average 51.3 points when they win, but only average 10.3 points in losses. Their 68-35 victory over West Muskingum was their highest scoring performance to date and the Ceramics hope to keep the points flowing when they host New Lexington this week.
8. Morgan – The Raiders are lowest scoring team in the MVL, averaging only 11.6 points per game. They take on West Muskingum this week in what might be their last great opportunity at victory this season.
9. West Muskingum – The long season for the Tornadoes continued when they gave up a season-high 68 points in the loss to Crooksville. They have only allowed less than 40 points once this year. If the Tornadoes cannot defeat Morgan this week, there is a very real possibility of them going winless this season.
1. Sheridan (7-0, 5-0)
2. Tri-Valley (6-1, 5-0)
3. Maysville (4-3, 4-1)
4. Philo (4-3, 4-2)
5. New Lexington (5-2, 3-2)
6. John Glenn (2-5, 2-4)
7. Crooksville (3-4, 1-4)
8. Morgan (1-6, 0-5)
9. West Muskingum (0-7, 0-6)