Week 4 Conference Breakdown: SEOAL, MSL, SVC< < Back to
Southeastern Ohio Athletic League
Record: 4-0 (0-0)
This week: vs. Wheelersberg Pirates (4-0)
After shutting out Granville 21-0 last week the Ironmen have solidified their dominance on both sides of the ball . . . as if that was something they needed to prove. Quarterback Hunter Sexton told Gridiron Glory his top goal for this season, besides winning the SEOAL title, is to be an even stronger linebacker, and thanks to the three-headed rushing attack of Blake McCoy, Johnny Farley, and Reagin Conley, Sexton is facing as much pressure on the offensive side of the ball.
Jackson will need a solid wire-to-wire performance to top Wheelersburg, a team which is known for its strong second half performances.
Record: 4-0 (0-0)
This week: @ Nelsonville-York Buckeyes (1-3)
With an offense which averages 40.5 points per games, question marks remain on the defensive side of the ball. Logan is allowing 27.5 points per contest and it may not always be able win shootouts when playing more difficult teams.
Record: 0-4 (0-0)
This week: vs. Chesapeake Panthers (3-1)
The good news: Warren put up its first points of the season in week four. The not so good news: its next three chances for its first win come against three teams with a combined 9-3 record.
Gallia Academy Blue Devils
Record: 0-4 (0-0)
This week: vs. Point Pleasant Knights (4-0)
Gallia Academy put on its best performance of the season in week four, losing to Marietta 21-12, its first single-digit loss of the season. Dual-threat quarterback Kole Carter continues to present a threat to defenses, but the entire unit has yet to produce north of 13 points in a game. Much like Warren, however, the wait for win No. 1 may continue to extend with Point Pleasant and Athens coming up.
Record: 3-1 (1-0)
This week: @ Logan Elm Braves (3-1)
Bloom-Carroll showed the ability to have amnesia, quickly forgetting its week three loss to Licking Valley and quickly turning around to rout rival Liberty Union 49-13.
Head coach Wade Bartholomew always preaches speed when Bloom-Carroll has possession, but the Bulldogs will go through a speed test when facing a scoring-happy Logan Elm Squad. The Braves average 40.5 points per contest
Record: 1-3 (1-0)
This week: @ Teays Valley Vikings (3-2)
The Aces came out flat during their 35-14 home opening loss to Hamilton Township. The loss marked Amanda-Clearcreek’s second consecutive game is which its offense struggled, shocking when considering the team’s first two games in which it put up 75 points.
Should Amanda-Clearcreek continue to play in high-scoring games, cumulative point totals through four games stands at 207 (51.8 per game), it’ll need more out of its offense.
Fairfield Union Falcons
Record: 2-2 (1-0)
This week: @ Circleville Tigers (2-2)
The cliché reads: defense wins champions, but averaging 7.5 points per game won’t cut it in a competitive MSL. Fairfield Union’s next opponent Circleville, a team which has yet to score below 30 points in a game, is a prime example.
SCIOTO VALLEY CONFERENCE
Zane Trace Pioneers
This week: @ Southeastern Panthers (1-3)
It’s no secret the Pioneers are dominate in the SVC, as is evidenced by its 63-0 rout of Unioto. Trey Rittenhouse and Truman Love are a powerful running tandem and are always good for a productive game.
Unioto Sherman Tanks
This week: vs. Point Valley Bearcats (4-0)
Unioto missed Erique Hosley (concussion) badly against Zane Trace as its offense sputtered. The good news: Hosley is expected to return on Friday against an undefeated Paint Valley Squad.