Nelsonville-York Must Overcome Coaching Change, Logan Offense

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Logan (4-0, 0-0) and Nelsonville-York (1-3, 0-1) first met in 1967 and Friday will mark the 31st edition of the “Battle of Route 33.”

Logan leads the series 23-7, including last year’s 40-7 win over the Buckeyes.

The Chieftain offense was clicking on all cylinders then, and based on its first four games, the trend is likely to continue. Logan averages a whopping 38.3 points per game.

Logan’s offensive success can be attributed to its multi-dimensional attack. Bryce McBride has accumulated 839 and seven touchdowns on the ground, while Lane Little has contributed 773 yards and 14 scores through the air.

Combine those two with the rest of the roster and the Chieftains average 446 yards per contest.

Under ideal circumstances, containing Logan would be difficult. Nelsonville-York is facing less than ideal circumstances.

On Tuesday, 13-year head coach David Boston Jr. resigned from the position. The resignation came as a result of an altercation between Boston and assistant coach Jason Andrews during its loss to River Valley. Andrews was removed from his position and assistant coach Dave Boston Sr. also resigned.

Offensive coordinator Earich Dean was named interim coach and has the task of guiding the Buckeyes out of a three-game slump, the team’s longest such streak since 2013.

Nelsonville-York’s defense, which allows 25.5 points per game, will need to apply pressure early and often to contain Little and make Logan one-dimensional.

Kickoff is set for 7:30 p.m. on Friday