Fairfield Union, Vinton County’s Run-Oriented Offenses to Clash

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Both Fairfield Union (1-1) and Vinton County (0-2) stumbled in week two, but Friday’s match-up presents an opportunity to right the ship before conference play begins.

The Falcons have amassed only 14 points in their first two games, though they beat New Lexington 7-0 in week one, but were held to just 133 yard against Johnstown last week.

The Falcons are not lacking talent on the offensive side of the ball, but that talent struggled to finish drives. Between running backs Alex Ritton and Rey Petros, and quarterback Nick Shultz, there are rushing options a plenty, but it’s been tight end Colin Woodside who has made the biggest impact.

Woodside is a dual-threat tight end. His blocking skills are substantial enough to open up holes for the aforementioned rushing trio, but he has also established himself as a legitimate red zone target. Revitalizing the offense may start with him, beginning on Friday.

Speaking of offensive struggles, Vinton County has encountered many. The Vikings have produced only eight points this season, two of which arrived via a safety last week against Piketon.

Fullback and linebacker Tim Ousley, who forced that safety, recorded the team’s lone touchdown this season.

Ousley and company can expect a “grind-it-out” kind of game. Both offenses are run-oriented and their success depends on their respective line play.

Kickoff is set for 7 p.m. from Fairfield Union High School.