Week 3 of high school football consists of good matchups all over southeast Ohio. But for the teams in the TVC-Hocking, Week 3 serves as testing ground for the season to come.

One of the biggest rivalries in the MVL takes place early again this year as the Maysville Panthers host the Philo Electrics. Last week, Philo had a nail-biting, 19-13 loss to Licking Valley.

The game of football consists of three different components: offense, defense and special teams.

But in this week’s game between the Meigs Marauders and Logan Chieftains, the game will feature a lot of offense—and not as much defense.

The bitter taste of last years’ lost to West Jefferson is still very much on the minds of the Jackson Ironmen. Jackson coach Andy Hall and the Ironmen distinctly remember last year’s meeting where the Roughriders cruised their way to a 42-7 victory.

It is pretty uncommon for a high school football team to average more than 400 yards of total offense.  However, on Friday night there will be two teams that put up those numbers when the Point Pleasant Big Blacks (2-0) host the Wayne Pioneers (2-0), in what is also a rematch of a 2011 West Virgi

Over the last few years, the Athens Bulldogs and Warren Warriors have become familiar foes on the hardwood, meeting in the playoffs in the last two seasons. Both playoff contests resulted in an onslaught of offense by Warren to lift the Warriors in both matchups.

Their voices can be heard ringing around Peden Stadium early in the morning during practice as the dew settles on the turf. The voices carry a certain sense of authority and they command perfection, organization and strong team chemistry.

Former Bobcat Jillian Van Wagnen has joined the Ohio softball staff as an assistant coach, head coach Jodi Hermanek announced Wednesday, Sept. 10.

Redshirt sophmore Carly Manso of the Ohio women’s soccer team was named the Mid-American Conference Co-Offensive Player of the Week on Monday.