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Parkersburg South Patriots Preview


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Parkersburg South will be looking to improve on their 5-5 record from last year, and they will do so with several familiar faces from 2010. Junior quarterback Tyler Bolen gained experience as a starter last year, and senior running back Jake Douglas will also be viewed as a team leader. On defense, junior lineman Ryan… Read More

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Parkersburg Big Reds Preview

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Going into their second season with Coach Don Reeves, the Parkersburg High School football team is well underway in preparations for another winning season. Last year the Big Reds went 6-5, losing in the first round of the state playoffs. Coach Reeves said in an interview “We only lost four starters on both sides of… Read More

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Waterford Wildcats Preview


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After a 6-4 season last year Waterford is looking for senior leadership to lead to a successful 2011-12 season. They ended the season on a solid four-game winning streak which coach Ross says “was a good start for the next season.”   They have senior quarterback Trevor Long back to lead the Wildcats on offense…. Read More

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South Gallia Rebels Preview

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South Gallia put themselves in position to make a playoff push, starting 4-3 in their first season of TVC-Hocking play. However, a 39-0 drubbing by fellow conference newcomer Wahama seemed to upend the Rebels’ season. They dropped their final two contests by a combined 60 points to end their campaign 4-6.   The bad news… Read More

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Wahama White Falcons Preview

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The Wahama White Falcons were new comers to the TVC Hocking one year ago and might have surprised some people by winning the conference, going a perfect 10-0 in their inaugural season. They went on to carry that momentum into the playoffs advancing to the Class A state championship in West Virginia but unfortunately lost… Read More

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Trimble Tomcats Preview

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Going into the 2010 season the Trimble Tomcats had won the previous two TVC Hocking Championships and were favored to win another. However Wahama who was playing in just their first season in the conference spoiled their hopes at a 3-peat just two games into the season. The Tomcats did finish well enough for a… Read More

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Southern Tornadoes Preview

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Coming off a 2-8 season, the Southern Tornadoes are looking to take another step forward in 2011. In head coach Kyle Wickline’s first season, the Tornadoes, managed 2 wins despite only having 18 players on the roster. Southeastern Ohio teams average about 46 players per team so Southern was heavily outnumbered in each game. They… Read More

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Eastern Eagles Preview

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When the Eastern Eagles hit the gridiron this fall, they will see that their team has changed quite a bit in the last year. Many changes have occurred but the most notable change is that they now display a new head coach. Following last season’s 2nd place finish in the TVC-Hocking, Coach Tipton decided to call… Read More

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Belpre Golden Eagles Preview

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When Greg Adams accepted the head coaching position at Belpre High School before last season, he knew what he was getting himself into. He was taking over a team that had gone winless in 2009 and was switching divisions from the TVC-Ohio to the TVC-Hocking. Adams knew that turning around Belpre was going to be… Read More

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Wellston Golden Rockets Preview


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The Wellston Golden Rockets look to make the 2011-2012 season the turning point for their program.  Wellston held a 4-6 record last year while winning only two games in the Ohio Division of the Tri-Valley Conference. The road to redemption won’t be any easier for the Golden Rockets, who haven’t enjoyed a winning season since… Read More

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Meigs Marauders Preview

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Last year, Meigs (3-7, 0-5) wanted to build off four straight victories that ended the 2009 campaign. This year, they’ll try to build anything. The 2010 season started with plenty of promise as the Marauders took three of their first five. But they quickly ran into the brick wall that is conference play, dropping their… Read More

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Vinton County Vikings Preview

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Although they posted the worst overall record in the TVC-Ohio last year, Justy Burleson and his Vinton County Vikings come into the 2011 season with more confidence. After suffering many blowouts at the hands of TVC-Ohio foes, the team gained valuable experience on what it will take to compete.   The team only loses seven… Read More

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Athens Bulldogs Preview


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The 2011 football season looks to be a turning point for the Athens Bulldogs. Head Coach Ryan Adams is in his 5th year at the helm and expects this season to be the year the Bulldogs establish themselves as a team to beat. The Bulldogs ended the 2010 season with a disappointing 5-5 overall record… Read More

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Alexander Spartans Preview

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The Alexander Spartans are coming off a solid 8-3 year where they made the playoffs and were a game shy of the TVC-Ohio crown, losing only to eventual TVC-Ohio champion, Nelsonville York. But the Spartans face the difficult task of replacing a solid backfield, after the departures of two year quarterback Michael Chapman and Gridiron… Read More

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Nelsonville-York Buckeyes Preview

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The Nelsonville York Buckeyes are used to success under Head Coach Dave Boston, Jr. And they only grew that history of success last year, after an undefeated sweep of the TVC-Ohio, on their way to the TVC-Ohio crown, and playoff appearance. For other TVC-Ohio teams looking to unseat the Buckeyes, things don’t look to get… Read More

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Portsmouth Trojans Preview

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After a disappointing 3-7 season in 2010,  the Portsmouth Trojans are looking to make a name for themselves in a tough SEOAL behind a strong staff of returning players. “It was a disappointing season. We just didn't do things we needed to do to win ballgames,” head coach Curt Clifford said. “I think we had an… Read More

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Chillicothe Cavaliers Preview


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After a 4-6 overall record in his first season as Head Coach for the Chillicothe Cavaliers, Coach Ron Hinton looks to improve off last year’s progress and move closer to a Conference Championship. Although the Cavs had a record under .500, their conference record showed that they were and are more than capable of winning a… Read More

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Warren Warriors Preview


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The Warren Warriors opened hot in 2010, winning their first three games of the season before falling off the tracks, losing 5 of the last 7. They went 1-5 in conference, and didn't fulfill the early season hype they had managed to build. They will return junior QB Dylan Leffingwell, who will look to improve on a… Read More

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Jackson Ironmen Preview


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The Jackson Ironmen stormed through the SEOAL in the 2010-2011 football season. They swept the conference at 6-0. After an opening loss against Wellston, they rattled off nine consecutive wins. They participated in the Game of the Year, a triple overtime thriller against Ironton. They boasted a Player of the Year candidate in “King” Klay Arthur.The… Read More

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Morgan Raiders Preview

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In his first year as head coach of the Morgan Raiders last season, Nate Smith took his team in the right direction. The Raiders rattled off a pair of wins in 2010, including a 26-8 victory over New Lexington on Homecoming. The 2011 Raiders will look to continue adding tallies to the win column. They will… Read More

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Crooksville Ceramics Preview

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Coach Dave Rupe and the Crooksville Ceramics have been through plenty of heartbreak in years past. The Ceramics started the 2010 campaign on a tear, winning their first five games before losing on a last-second Hail Mary pass conversion by John Glenn that sent Crooksville on a downward spiral. But instead of dwelling on their close… Read More