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As a member of the Ohio Bobcats football team, it is not typical for freshmen to come in and contribute right away.

In fact, out of all the upperclassmen currently on the Bobcats roster, only nine players did not redshirt as freshmen.   

On paper, Ohio’s game with Eastern Illinois on Saturday appeared to be the typical FCS-matchup that results in an easy win for Ohio.

The renewal of the “Battle of the Bridge” rivalry between Gallia Academy and Point Pleasant did not turn into one of the exciting battles of the past as the Big Blacks came out on top by a score of 58-3.

Tri-Valley continued their MVL dominance with a 38-7 over New Lexington on homecoming weekend in Dresden.

Lani Smith fought her way into the box before realizing that there were no Bobcats’ defenders to stop her run and looking at a wide open goal.

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Two Bobcats take home volleyball player of the week honors
Ohio Bobcats head coach Frank Solich spoke to the media about entering full-time Mid-American Conference play.


Ohio libero Meredith Ashy was named MAC East Defensive Player of the Week for the week of Sept. 15.

In Ohio football’s recent bowl run, continuity in the coaching staff has been a key to the Bobcats’ success. As the ‘Cats battle through 2014 to make their sixth-straight bowl appearance, two more familiar faces patrol the sidelines as coaches.

Ohio Bobcats field hockey has quickly turned the season around after beating the Longwood Lancers at home in a penalty shootout, 0-0 (3-2).

The Ohio University volleyball team took the title of the Millennium Hotel Invitational with a 3-1 win over Syracuse University (25-22, 25-15, 16-25, 25-13) on Saturday in Cincinnati.

After a 42-7 thrashing last season at the hands of West Jefferson, the Jackson Ironmen sought out revenge on their home turf Saturday night as they shutout West Jefferson 28-0.

On Saturday afternoon, Rakeem Cato was hungry. 

Over his three years as Marshall’s quarterback, Cato has proved himself as one of the nation’s best passers, averaging 3,392 yards and 30 touchdowns per season and racking up 22 career wins as the starting quarterback.

Ohio freshman Megan Silveira scored her first career goal off the bench in the 51st minute to push the Bobcats ahead of rival Ohio State on Friday. Ohio held on to win, 1-0.

Ohio volleyball won its second match of the Millennium Hotel Invitational in Cincinnati after defeating in-state rival Ohio State University, 3-1 (28-26, 25-22, 24-26, 25-21) Saturday morning.

“It was an interesting match,” said Coach Webb. “The first set was a defensive struggle.”

The Ohio Volleyball team swept host Xavier 3-0 (25-22, 25-23, 25-19) Friday in its opening match of the Millennium Hotel Invitational in Cincinnati.

Each week, Gridiron Glory host Nathan Taktich travels to southeast Ohio high schools, looking for fans who are passionated about high school football. This week, Nathan traveled down to Pomeroy, where the hometown Meigs Marauders were hosting the Logan Chieftains.